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Blair Brown MW16Perthshire based rally team, BBR Rallying kicked off their 2016 campaign with driver Blair Brown (20) and co-driver Richard Simmonds (45) achieving a steady drive under tricky artic weather conditions in Newtown, Wales last weekend (5th & 6th March). The duo successfully finished the first round of the DMACK British Junior Rally Championship in their Ford Fiesta R2T in a respectable 6th position following a 68-mile battle through the snowy Welsh mountains. Read More »

MW16 Yates (2)Brettex Site Services backed Rhys Yates stamped his authority firmly on the leader board of the Mid Wales Stages last weekend before crashing out of the opening round of the MSA British Rally Championship. The Chesterfield rally star managed to set some blistering times in the snow laden conditions in Wales, before sliding off the road on the fourth stage of the event. Read More »

– Elfyn Evans and Craig Parry win the opening round of MSA British Rally Championship
– The Welsh pair play their ‘Joker’ to earn double the points
– BRC re-launched in Wales after a year long sabbatical
– Gus Greensmith wins the DMACK Junior category
– BBC Top Gear presenter Chris Harris overcomes drama-filed first day to finish the event and win his class

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World Rally Championship ace Elfyn Evans overcame “arctic like” conditions on last weekends (5/6 March) Mid Wales Stages to take victory on home soil and first blood in the opening round of the MSA British Rally Championship. Along with co-driver Craig Parry, the Welshman battled with Swede Fredrik Ahlin in his similar machine during the tough Newtown based event, but came out victorious after battling through six snow and ice covered stages to take the win in his Ford Fiesta R5. Local hero Tom Cave took third in a similar Fiesta R5.

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cambrian16 (22)Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates will take on the biggest challenge of his career this weekend as he kicks off his MSA British Rally Championship assault at the Mid Wales Stages. The opening round of the series has attracted a 50 strong entry from around the world and the Brettex Site Services backed Fiesta R5 ace will go head to head with some of the best drivers in the business in a bid for British championship glory. Read More »

Mid WalesJonnyGreerThe opening round of the MSA British Rally Championship kicks’ off this weekend with the Newtown based Mid Wales Stages

The 2016 Mid Wales Stages is set to welcome over 120 entries from around the world to Newtown this weekend as it hosts the opening round of the MSA British Rally Championship on 5th/6th March. The historic Powys town will provide the backdrop for the exciting new-look series which has generated competitors from as far afield as Australia, India and America. Read More »

Blair Brown pre-BRC16A young rally driver from Kinross, Perthshire is all set to compete in the opening round of the MSA British Junior Rally Championship (BRC) this weekend at the Mid Wales Stages.

Blair Brown (20) and his co-driver Richard Simmonds from Duns are the only Scottish competitors in the DMACK Junior BRC that promises to showcase the talents of the best young drivers in 2-wheel drive R2 specification cars. The duo will be out in their Ford Fiesta R2T and are hoping the Scottish rally community will be supporting them all the way. Read More »

redkite16 (20)After a solid start to his MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) preparations on the Cambrian Rally, Chesterfield rally ace Rhys Yates went one better at last weekends Red Kite Stages to grab 3rd overall on the Llandovery based rally. Having only missing out on a top five position thanks to a tie break earlier this month, Yates and co-driver Tom Woodburn powered their Brettex Site Services backed Fiesta R5 to the podium spot amongst some ultra-tricky conditions on the South Wales stages. Read More »

Thorburn_inActionAs entries close for this year’s rally, organisers are pleased to have received almost 120 entries across the three events which form the Newtown-based Mid Wales Stages.  The new-look 5th/6th March event has the honour of being the opening round of the MSA British Rally Championship and eyes have most certainly been on the enviable list of crews entering the series this year from across the world. Read More »

RhysYates_inaction_Cambrian16MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) hopeful Rhys Yates powered his Brettex Fiesta R5 to a creditable sixth overall at last weekend’s Cambrian Rally in North Wales, only missing out on a top five position thanks to a tie break. Using the BTRDA opener as a pre-season test, Yates battled much of the day with a host of fellow BRC challengers and from a start number of 11, climbed the leader board to set a string of top 5 times in the Michelin backed Fiesta. Read More »


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