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Matthew Robinson and Sam Collis won round three of the FUCHS LUBRICANTS Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship on Saturday’s ATL Carlisle Stages (8 June).

On a tough day in Kielder forest, many crews hit problems and retirements included former championship leaders Joe Price and Chris Brooks with engine problems. However, Robinson stormed through the wet and slippery stages to take his second win of the season and move to the head of the points as Simon Webster and Jez Rogers came close to victory. Stanley Orr/Grahame Henderson (Ford Escort Mk1) netted another Category 2 win while Category 1 went to Bob Bean and Malcolm Smithson (Lotus Cortina). Read More »

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Matthew Robinson and Dave Robson were the toast of Kielder when they won round two of the FUCHS LUBRICANTS Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship on the Pirelli Historic Rally on Saturday (27 April).

While first round winners Nick Elliott and Dave Price crashed out on the long Forks stage, Robinson repeated his 2018 victory with a storming drive. Joe Price and Chris Brooks led the chase and took over at the head of the championship points as Adrian Hetherington/Ronan O’Neill completed the overall historic podium. Stanley Orr/Grahame Henderson (Ford Escort Mk1) netted another Category 2 victory while Category 1 went to Bob Bean and Malcolm Smithson (Lotus Cortina). Read More »

The special award winners from the sixth and final round of the 2018 FUCHS LUBRICANTS MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Trackrod Historic Cup (28/29 September), have been announced.

Chris Skill collected the award for the ‘Best Improvement on Seeding’, which is a set of axle brake pads from Mintex. In one of his best performances to date, Skill and co-driver Graham Wild finished second BHRC crew to secure championship victory in Category 2. Read More »

Matthew Robinson and Sam Collis scored a popular home victory on the Trackrod Historic Cup (28/29 September) during the sixth and final round of the FUCHS LUBRICANTS MSA British Historic Rally Championship. Read More »

Mat Smith and Matthew Robinson were left celebrating dramatic victories on ‘home soil’ in the two main events that go to make up the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire today (Saturday, September 29th).

The two North Yorkshire drivers took the major honours when the sun-drenched rally reached a conclusion along Filey seafront but in completely different circumstances. Read More »

Less than ten seconds separated the first three cars on the overnight leaderboard after the 10.43 opening stage of the Historic Cup section of the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire last night (Friday) with Ripon’s Matthew Robinson claiming first blood in Dalby Forest.

Robinson and co-driver Sam Collis, in a Ford Escort Mk2, held a slender two-second advantage over Llandudno’s current British Rally Championship leaders and already crowned BTRDA Champions Matt Edwards/Darren Garrod, reverting to ‘historics’ in the Filey-based event and driving a replica of a 40-year old Fiat 131. Read More »

Matthew Robinson and Sam Collis took a long overdue first BHRC victory when they won round three of the FUCHS LUBRICANTS MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the ATL Carlisle Stages (8/9 June).

Over tough and dusty stages Robinson and Collis (Ford Escort Mk2) had a great battle with the BRM-powered Hillman Avenger of Ieuan Rowlands/Emyr Hall until the Avenger slid into one of Kielder’s notorious ditches on the penultimate stage. Instead, into a superb second place went the Pinto-powered Escort Mk2 of Stuart Egglestone and Brian Hodgson. Read More »

A glorious battle between Paul Barrett and Matthew Robinson marked round two of the FUCHS LUBRICANTS MSA British Historic Rally Championship on the Pirelli Rally (Saturday 28 April).

After a fierce but entirely sporting contest, Barrett and Dai Roberts took victory by just 8.6s over the similar Ford Escort Mk2 of Robinson and Dave Robson. The deciding stage was the epic 15.39-mile test in The Forks where a blistering attack by Barrett turned the rally in his favour. Read More »

Marty McCormack and Barney Mitchell won the 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally (10-13 November) after four days, 270 stage miles and 29 special stages in the forests of Wales, Northumberland and Scotland.

The Northern Irish crew battled hard with leaders Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke over the first two days and moved ahead when Pritchard was sidelined by a broken halfshaft. Once ahead, McCormack continued his stunning pace to win by 1m44s from fellow former winners Matthew Robinson and Sam Collis while Roger Chilman and Bryan Thomas turned in a star performance on unfamiliar stages for third after leading overall during the opening day in Wales. The concurrent Open Rally was won convincingly by the Ford Escort Mk2 of David Hutchinson and Jeff Garnett. Read More »

A true epic saw the 91 starting crews take in 30 stages across England, Scotland and Wales, in the 260+ stage mile event. It all started st Shelsley Walsh with a run up the hill climb and a historic first ever competitive run down the hill to follow. Jason Pritchard & Phil Clarke (Escort MkII) lead by a single second after the opening pair of stages before the real meat of the rally began. Roger Chilman & Bryan Thomas (Escort MkII) set fastest time by 18 seconds through Radnor, to lead Pritchard by 9 seconds with Steve Bennett & Osian Owen (Escort MkII) third overall. Pritchard was joint fastest with Matt Robinson & Sam Collis (Escort MkII) on Gwibedog but fastest on the Epynt stage put Pritchard back in to the lead as the crews headed up to Carlisle. Chilman was 2nd overall, just 9 seconds back with Rudi Lancaster & Guy Weaver (Escort MkII) just over half a minute back in 3rd place. Read More »