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After a wonderful days trialing last year at Plashes Farm we had no hesitation about returning in 2018, especially as it is the closed season for modern trials. After weeks of dry weather some rain did fall overnight but the tests were all incredibly dry so the difficulty had to be stepped up to provide a challenge. Once again there was a bumper entry with well over 40 crews starting the event across the historic and post historic classes. Read More »

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A glorious day in Southern Warwickshire saw the last event of the season before the summer break. Ian Wright took the win on the final pass of the hills, from close friend and rival Ian Veale. It had looked like a Veale win as he lead from the start, but a three on one of the final hills to Wright’s zero proved to be key as Wright finished on 11 points with Veale’s 13 points. Julian Fack was the best of the rest back on 24 points, completing the podium. Read More »

Another double header weekend saw us take in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance practice and qualifying, at Silverstone. Matthieu Vaxiviere / Jake Dennis / Nicki Thiim took the R-Motorsport Aston Martin V12 Vantage to pole position and converted that in to race victory on the Sunday too. Tristan Vautier / Adam Christodoulou / Raffaele Marciello were just over ten seconds back in the Mercedes-AMG Team Akka ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3. Completing the podium were Markus Palttala / Stephane Ortelli / Norbert Siedler in the Emil Frey Lexus Racing Lexus RC F GT3 after a hard fought battle for the final podium spot saw 3rd to 9th overall separated by less than 8 seconds. Read More »

We took in another new venue for the Pennine Sporting Trial, near Warslow. The trialing season is approaching its summer break so there are only a handful of events left to gain valuable points, looking ahead to the championsip finals due in early January 2019. With the crews making 4 passes at each of the 8 hills it was Ian Wright & Alex Hill who took the lead only scoring 8 points. Roland Uglow & Laura Wilks managed the same score on the 2nd pass to take the overall lead going in to the lunchbreak. Read More »

A first for us as we took the opportunity to visit the BTCC Season Launch at Donington Park. The morning was dedicated to static photo shoots for the drivers and teams, as they presented their 2018 charges to the media. Then in the afternoon the crews had their only officially test session ahead of the new season. With wet conditions to start and a drying track the crews had a really useful afternoons testing. Read More »

The first rallycross event at Silverstone saw three World RX drivers come and sample the track ahead of the May World RX meeting. Come the final and it was no surprise they filled the podium places but it was how commanding Sébastien Loeb’s victory was. Andreas Bakkerud (S1 WRX) looked unstoppable in qualifying but come the semi’s and then the final he came unstuck against the Peugeot 208 WRX drivers as behind the leader Loeb Timmy Hansen played the joker lap strategy perfectly to take 2nd place. Behind these Julian Godfrey (Mirage RX) was the top British championship crew. Read More »

It would not be February for us without the visit to Race Retro. It remains a firm favourite and the best motorsport show we attend. The presence of Motor Sport enhances the show with some wonderful cars on display in hall 3. The mixture of F1, endurance racing and rally cars is perfect and the various displays dotted around the 4 halls are all very good. Throw in the Silverstone Auctions element to the show and you have a superb show for any motorsport enthusiast. Read More »

After many years of non-attendance we finally got round to revisiting the Autosport International Show, at the NEC. The opening day coincided with the launch of the 2018 WRC championship, with both M-Sport and Citroen lining up with two of their crews, whilst Toyota and Hyundai had their full line-up in attendance. As well as the WRC there were many other launches including the Invictus team in British GT, the Ginetta LMP1 car, the Jaguar iPace eTrophy and many many more throughout the 4 days of the show. Read More »

Thanks to the peculiarities of the calendar we found ourselves catching two Plum Pudding Sporting Trials this year. Steve Courts & Peter Hore (Facksimile) were unstoppable in the post historic class clearing every hill on the mornings two runs. Finally on the 3rd run one hill saw them score 2 points but it was an impressive performance to take victory. Andy Gowan & Beth Carroll (Ibex) finished just 1 point behind in 2nd overall with Ian Veale & Robert Bowyer (Cannon) a fine 3rd overall with a score of 5 points and first historic crew. Read More »

It was another close one down in Frocester as Roland Uglow took win number 3 in a row, this season. He had started round 3 trailing Ian Veale by a single point, with John Fack just a point further back, but thanks to five 0’s across the 8 hills he set a superb score of just 3 points to take victory from Veale by 8 points. Uglow really is in fine form and the BTRDA Gold Star Championship final in Penrith, next January, should be a really cracker. Paul Price matched Veale’s score of 12 on round 3 to secure 3rd overall by just two points from Richard Sharp who notched up a score of 9 points on the final round. Fack dropped back to sixth overall as he failed to make a low score on final round of hills. Read More »