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After a two year absence the Alan Healy was back on and it was the climax of the circuit rally championship. Neil Roskell & Andrew Roughead (Fiesta R5) started as car no.1 and as the favourites to win the title. 2nd fastest on the opener and joint fastest on the 2nd stage was a good start but fastest over those two tests were title rivals Barry Morris & Tom Hutchings (Darrian T90 GTR+). The battle continued over the following stages with fastest times being shared and Morris held a 7s at the lunchbreak. John Griffiths & Nigel Wetton (Fiesta R5) were in the battle too as they took a stage win too and were just 2s behind Roskell in 3rd. Read More »

It was a rally of two halves, weather wise, as the afternoon was a washout. It made little difference to David Henderson & Chris Lees (Fiesta R5) went fastest on 7 of the 8 stages, taking victory by over a minute and a half. Neil Roskell & Andrew Roughead (Fiesta R5) were 2nd overall, 48s clear of 3rd placed Andy Scott & Laura Connell (Fiesta S2000). Martin Hodgson & Tony Jones (Escort MkII) took top honours in the 2WD battle, 7th overall and 37s ahead of Josh Payton & Jamie Vaughan (Escort MkII). Completing the 2WD podium were Steve Tilburn & Sean Ward (Escort MkII) 7s behind Payton which could have been different had it not been for a 10s penalty for a chicane infringement on SS1. Read More »

Cumbrian driver Frank Bird continued where he left off last month by once again dominating the latest round of theFrank Bird Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship with MSVR which took place with the MGJ Engineering Brands Hatch Winter Stages Rally yesterday.

The event formed the fourth qualifying round of the series and following his victory on the opening round at Oulton Park in November and round three at Donington Park last month, 22-year-old Frank, from Penrith, along with Lake District-based co-driver Jack Morton once again weren’t headed and took the win by over a minute. Read More »

Cumbrian driver Frank Bird was in scintillating form once again as he romped to his third outright rally win in as many months by dominating today’s MAXUS Dukeries Rally at Donington Park.

The event formed the third qualifying round of the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship with MSVR and following his victory on the opening round at Oulton Park last month, 22-year-old Frank, from Penrith, along with Lake District-based co-driver Jack Morton decimated the opposition to win by over two and a half minutes. Read More »

Just two weeks after conquering the fast roads of the Otterburn military ranges, Cumbrian rally driver Frank Bird was back in rally action this weekend where he rocketed to another comprehensive victory on the Neil Howard Memorial Stages Rally, sponsored by Graham Coffey & Co. Solicitors, at Oulton Park in Cheshire. Read More »

Oulton Park hosts its final competitive action of 2021 at the traditional, end of season Neil Howard Stage Rally and Fireworks on Saturday 6 November. Adult tickets are £19 in advance with FREE entry for under-13s – for more information, please call 0843 453 9000. Read More »

A rushed end to the opening round of the BRC saw Sam Moffett & Keith Moriarty (Fiesta Rally2) take victory by 1s from Rhys Yates & James Morgan (Fiesta Rally2). Completing the podium were Osian Pryce & Noel O’Sullivan (Polo R5) a further 7s back. A 10s penalty for Matt Edwards & Darren Garrod (Polo R5) only cost them 1 place as they finished 7s ahead of MSN Circuit Rally Championship front runners, Mark Kelly & Neil Colman (Fiesta R5). Read More »

The forthcoming May Bank Holiday weekend is going to be a very busy one for Cumbrian driver Frank Bird who will be in action in both France and the UK in two different disciplines for the 21 year old from Penrith.

Starting on Friday with the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000km, Bird will be part of an ultra-competitive 47-car field who will contest round three of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS in the Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 which he will share with teammates Ryuichiro Tomita and Valdemar Eriksen. Read More »

A week after his GT race success in Monza, it was back to rally action for Penrith-born driver Frank Bird this weekend where he was contesting round two of the COVID-19 delayed 2020/2021 Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship with MSVR.

The 2021 Snetterton Stages Rally was based at the Norfolk racetrack and after winning the opening round at Donington Park in December, the 21-year-old Cumbrian, along with Maryport-based co-driver Jack Morton were hoping to repeat the feat to continue their remarkable run of form. Read More »

After the 3rd UK Lockdown motorsport restarted in mid April and our first trip out was to Snetterton for the 2nd round of the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship. There was a stellar entry and heading them up were 2020 Snetterton Stages winners Frank Bird & Jack Morton, in their Fiesta Rally2 (R5 MkII). They were up against it though as BRC regulars and WRC2 competitors Rhys Yates & James Morgan (Fiesta Rally2) were 2nd on the road. Yates took the first 4 stages to lead by 15s at the lunch break. Bird came out fighting and took stage 5 before Yates took stages 6 & 7. On the final stage Bird went fastest but Yates took victory by 14s, as the pair were evenly matched through the afternoon. Read More »