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ROUNDS 1-3: BRANDS HATCH INDY, 6-7 APRIL

The 2019 championship kicked off at Brands Hatch as Josh Cook, Andrew Jordan and Rory Butcher claimed a win apiece on a breathless afternoon of racing.

Cook won the opener after getting his tyre tactics spot on, as others switched to wet tyres with fog and drizzle shrouding the circuit. Jake Hill made his way into second, with Tom Chilton following him home. Read More »

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Desi Henry and Liam Moynihan have won the Eakin Bros Brian James Trailers Stages Rally, round three of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship!

The Skoda Fabia R5 mounted crew grabbed the lead from the start and never looked back as they powered to a 14.1-second win over Callum Devine and Brian Hoy.

Henry, who opted to register for the 2019 Championship before the start of the event, secured maximum points in the series and plans to enter round four’s Down Rally in July.

“We were trying a lot of different things with the car today,” Henry revealed. “I wasn’t happy with the car at the West Cork Rally so one of the reasons I came here was to see if we could do anything to improve the setup.” Read More »

The McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship bursts back into action this Saturday (06 April) with the Strabane based Eakin Bros Brian James Trailers Stages Rally.

Closed roads in the Donemana area will reverberate to the sounds of high-powered rally cars as almost 100 crews battle for the rally spoils. Competitors will tackle a total of six stages (two stages completed three times) with service based in Strabane’s Canal Street area. Read More »

Derek McGarrity and Sean Topping have won the McGrady Insurance Stages Rally, round two of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship!

It was a difficult day for competitors at Bishopscourt Race Circuit as mixed weather conditions made tyre choice difficult at the County Down venue. However, the Glengormley driver led the event from start to finish, eventually claiming the win by 13.4 seconds from Mark Massey and Eathan McColgan. Read More »

The McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship bursts back into action this weekend at County Down’s Bishopscourt Race Circuit!

Just two weeks after the opening round of the series concluded at Kirkistown where Stephen Wright claimed a last gasp win aboard his Ford Fiesta R5, crews are revving up to lock horns once again at Saturday’s McGrady Insurance Stages Rally. Read More »

The podium was completed by Richard Sharp on nearly double Kingsley’s winning score. Andy Wilks won the blue independent class in fourth, with BTRDA Chairman Stuart Beare just behind. Read More »

Stephen Wright and Keith Rainey have won the Pacenotes Rally Magazine Stages Rally, round one of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship!

After what was a drama-filled day, Wright powered his Ford Fiesta R5 to the finish line 6.2 seconds ahead of the Skoda Fabia R5 belonging to Darren and Nathan Gass while Derek and Mark McGeehan were third in their Mini WRC. Read More »

After four stages, Derek McGarrity and navigator Kieron Graffin lead the Pacenotes Rally Magazine Stages, round one of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship.

The crew have dominated from the start but when the heavens opened before the start of stage four, rain blanketed the track. Most of the leading crews were caught out on the wrong tyres and although Derek McGarrity still leads the rally, his advantage has been reduced to four seconds!

Stephen Wright and Keith Rainey were fastest through the test and promoted themselves from seventh into second overall.

“We got the tyre choice right,” Wright said. “I just drove around neatly, nothing too adventurous with no heroics.” Read More »

The 2019 McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK N.I. Stage Rally Championship gets underway this Saturday (23 February) with the Pacenotes Rally Magazine Stages at Kirkistown!

An entry of more than 70 crews has been received for the popular County Down venue with a host of high-powered machinery that includes a handful of World Rally Cars and state-of-the-art R5 rally cars ready to battle for the spoils.

Reigning champion, Derek McGarrity, is expected to lead the field off the start line. Read More »

A fire-breathing rally car roared into Belfast’s Stormont Estate today where details regarding the 2019 McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK N.I. Rally Championship were revealed!

Located outside the iconic Parliament Buildings, organisers and competitors unveiled the 2019 event calendar along with some new developments for the hotly contested series. Read More »