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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 »

We are saddened to announce that Rounds Two and Three of the 2020-21 MSN Circuit Rally Championship in a/w MSVR Racing, featuring the Michelin Cup and Protyre Challenge; Alan Healy Memorial Cadwell Park Stages and the Cirrus Research Stages Rally have both been unfortunately cancelled. Read More »

We are saddened to hear that Round Two of the 2020-21 MSN Circuit Rally Championship in a/w MSVR Racing, featuring the Michelin Cup and Protyre Challenge; the Donington Rally has been unfortunately cancelled.

The MSN Circuit Rally Championship fully supports the decision of the event organising teams which has been made in light of the current lockdown situation within the United Kingdom. Read More »

Nissan Micra Kit Car ace Steve Brown rounded out a quieter than normal season with third in class at the Dukeries Rally, which took place at Donington Park Race Circuit on Sunday (6th December).

Acting as the opening round of the winter-based Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship, a bumper entry saw a healthy battle for Class 1 honours, with Rochdale based Brown and regular co-driver Paul Stringer overcoming several hurdles throughout the day to take the final class podium spot and 60th overall at the damp Leicestershire venue. Read More »

Penrith-born racing driver Frank Bird was in scintillating form once again as he took a comprehensive victory on today’s Rainworth Skoda Dukeries Rally held at Donington Park.

The event formed the opening round of the COVID-19 delayed 2020/2021 Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship with MSVR whereby the 21-year-old Cumbrian, along with Hexham co-driver Jack Morton, won every stage to emerge 35 seconds clear of their nearest rivals. Read More »

Under the spectre of covid-19 the MSN Circuit Rally Championship finally started on the Dukeries Rally, behind closed doors at Donington Park. A simplified format saw just 6 stages, split into 3 pairs of stage layouts, totalling just over 50 stage miles. Frank Bird & Jack Morton (Focus WRC) continued their form from March and dominated the event going joint fastest on the opening stage, before setting fastest time on all 5 remaining stages. Their winning margin was 35s in the end. Read More »

Rochdale based rally driver Steve Brown will contest the first stage event to take place after a nationwide lockdown this Sunday (6th December), as he tackles the Dukeries Rally at Donington Park Race Circuit in his familiar Nissan Micra Kit Car.

The opening round of the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship has attracted a capacity entry, with over 100 cars set to tackle the popular event, with Brown’s Nissan contesting the event at number 70 seed, such is the quality of the field. Read More »

After a successful racing debut at Donington Park last month, Rochdale driver Steve Brown will finally return to the rally stages, piloting his iconic Nissan Micra Kit Car at the Cotswolds Stages Rally in Gloucestershire (31st October).

The South West event will mark the 12-month anniversary since Brown has competed in a stage rally, and the South West based event will be the pre-cursor to the opening round of the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship at Oulton Park the week after which he has also entered. Read More »