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Daniel Harper scored one of his best results of his rallying career when he finished fourth overall and took maximum Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship points on the Carryduff Folklift Down Rally in his Minisport-run John Cooper Works Mini WRC. And in a thrilling 11 special stage battle over the big jumps and twists of Northern Ireland’s closed roads, Wayne Sission survived a high-speed off through a fence to maintain his lead in the series in his AMS Arnside Motorsport Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X.

It was Harper’s first appearance in Northern Ireland since 1995 (when he rolled out of the Ulster Rally), but he was quickly into his stride and setting some consistently fast times as others around him spun into the scenery and left bodywork parts scattered across County Down. Read More »

Melvyn Evans and co-driver Mark Glennerster will lead the capacity 130 car field away in their first event in a Ford Fiesta WRC at the start of the Carryduff Folklift Down Rally, as Round 4 of the Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship takes place on Saturday 21 July.

The Welsh driver won the opening round of the series, the Melvyn Evans Motorsport Tour of Epynt, but has recently sold that Subaru Impreza WRC and will drive a Fiesta WRC that he normally hires out for gravel events. The event will also be Evans’ first appearance on the Northern Ireland stages since the 2009 Circuit of Ireland, so he’ll have his work cut out to repeat his first round victory, especially with such a high quality entry.

Wayne Sisson/Max Freeman lead the Championship after scoring well on all three rounds in their AMS Arnside Motorsport Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, and the B14 class leading crew haven’t put a foot wrong all season. They are currently 18 points ahead of Jason Pritchard/Phil Clarke, who appear in their Bet On Aces Manx National winning North Road Garage Ford Focus WRC, and will be set on regaining the series lead. Read More »

Thousands of spectators enjoyed a successful Corbeau Seats Rally Tendring & Clacton (22 April), the first closed-road event organised under new legislation in England.

Melvyn Evans and co-driver Sean Hayde made history by winning the inaugural event, organised by Chelmsford Motor Club and a team of 500 marshals and officials. Hugh Hunter and Rob Fagg took second, while Kevin Proctor and Andrew Roughead completed the podium.

An estimated 3500 people visited the service areas in Clacton-on-Sea, while 2500 more witnessed the competitive action from the spectator areas. Read More »

Melvyn Evans won the opening round of the 2018 Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship, the Port Talbot MC-organised Melvyn Evans Motorsport Tour of Epynt (11 March), in his Subaru Impreza WRC S12b. Read More »

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Four times Irish Tarmac Champion Eugene Donnelly notched up his third international victory of the season last weekend (May 22-24) by winning Scotland’s ever-popular Jim Clark Memorial Rally.

After an epic battle, the Kumho-shod Skoda Fabia WRC of Donnelly and co-driver Paddy Toner finished just 23 seconds ahead of the Subaru Impreza of fellow Irishmen Tim McNulty and David Moynihan. Donnelly now leads the Irish Tarmac Championship from McNulty by 12 points and his many fans inevitably believe a fifth title is now on the cards. Read More »