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With just over a month to go until the 2016 DMACK Carlisle Stages (Saturday 11 June), the first 40 entries are already in and the organisers are expecting a run of entries after this weekend’s Plains Rally.Carlisle Stages pre16b Read More »

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SONY DSCWith a bumper field and a largely pleasant weather forecast the lanes of the Scottish Borders were set to be buzzing to the sound of rally cars. In the BRC the event was once again dominated by the Citroen DS3 R3T’s. On his less favoured surface Jukka Korhonen & Marko Salminen took an overnight lead with 5 fastest stage times from 6 stages. 2nd were Alastair Fisher & Gordon Noble with Tom Cave & Ieuan Thomas just 3rd. On the opening stage of Saturday Korhonen almost blew all of his lead with an early spin on Swinton. With the lead now slashed and Cave charging hard from 3rd place followed by Osian Pryce & Dale Furniss from an overnight 4th place, the rally became a 4 way battle. Cave set a string of fastest stage times with Pryce fastest on all the others bar one for Korhonen. With just one stage to go Korhonen’s lead was just 0.1 s over Cave, whilst Pryce was a comfortable 3rd having passed Fisher. Korhonen had the bit between his teeth and held back the Welsh charge to set fastest stage time and win by 2 seconds from Cave. Read More »

The final round of the 2012 Motoscope Northern Historic Rally Championship takes place this weekend when competitors will do battle on one of the country’s most popular events.

The various formats of the Roger Albert Clark Rally will see no less than 30 registered MNHRC competitors converge on Ryedale Exhibition and Leisure Centre in Pickering on Friday for the De Lacy Motor Club annual event and although a few titles have already been decided, there’s still a lot to play for in the testing Yorkshire stages.

Most competitors are contesting the three-day Roger Albert Clark Rally with a couple opting for the supporting Peregrine Print Rally which comprises the first half of the event. Read More »

The penultimate round of the 2012 Motoscope Northern Historic Rally Championship takes place on Sunday 4th November when competitors will converge at Dalby Forest Visitor Centre for the MEM Malton Forest Rally. Read More »

After missing out on the Bulldog we finally got to see a decent amount of action from the BRC crews in what proved to be a real endurance event for the crews. Keith Cronin & Marshall Clarke (DS3) were consistently quick throughout the Saturday to notch up their first win of the season from Jarkko & Petri Nikara (DS3). The final victory margin had been just over 17 seconds but in truth Cronin backed off on the final stage after holding a bigger lead over initial rally leader Nikara. The podium was duly completed by Mark Donnelly & Dai Roberts (Clio R3) over a minute and a half further back. Still this was welcome for the Sunseeker winner after what happened on the Bulldog. Special mention must go to Elfyn Evans & Phil Pugh (Fiesta R2) who had been 2nd overnight in what was a stunning drive in a less powerful car than the top 3. Read More »

It was a windy affair up in the Scottish Borders this year, where David Bogie & Kevin Rae (Evo IX) took win no.3 of the season in the BRC. Overnight Adam Gould & Seb Marshall (Impreza) had kept Bogie honest, only 0.6s back, but through the first loop of stages on Saturday they haemorrhaged time due to various maladies and in the end were third over a minute back. The challenge then came from Jonny Greer & Dai Roberts (Fabia S2000) as they got to grips with their car on tarmac. Bogie’s differentials were starting to play up through the final few stages but he held on to win by 17.6s. Read More »

The format of Rally Yorkshire, with international, national and regional championships all coming together under a single umbrella event is a blue print for the future of top level forest rallying in Britain, says event clerk of the course Rod Parkin.

Parkin, who has more than 40 years experience in the organisation of the sport, believes that major forest events will need to attract a wide range of championships if they are to survive. Read More »

A ceremonial start with autograph sessions and servicing on the famous Marine Drive will really take the 2010 International Rally Yorkshire into the heart of the resort town of Scarborough on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th September.

With regulations for the event now published and entries open, the organisers have released more details of how Scarborough is taking the rally to its heart, with the town’s newly re-generated harbour area featuring prominently in the plans for the rally. The rally is set to bring £3 million into the local economy at a time when the tourist season is heading into its closing stages. Read More »

Another varied weekend up in the Scottish Borders. With no Irish crews this year the International rally was all about the BRC. Craig Breen & Gareth Roberts (Fiesta S2000) took the lead after stage 1 before Keith Cronin & Barry McNulty (Impreza N15) took the lead until an excursion into a wall on the final stage of the day which saw Breen take over at the top overnight. Breen then extended his lead over the first loop of Saturday before increasing his advantage further on stage 9 when Cronin punctured and dropped to 4th overall. Disaster then struck as Breen retired on stage 10 with major engine damage after a mechanical failure. Alastair Fisher & Rory Kennedy (Evo IX) now led Gwyndaf Evans & Chris Patterson (Evo X) by just over 11 seconds. On stage Evans took the lead and extended it out to half a minute to take victory for the 2nd BRC round in a row. Fisher was a fine 2nd with Cronin have a trying event but happy to finish in the final podium place. Read More »

Following enthusiastic support by the Borough Council, the 2010 International Rally Yorkshire will be based in the resort town of Scarborough for the first time in 25 years on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th September.

Bringing an estimated £3m to the local economy over the weekend, Scarborough will host the rally’s start, finish, headquarters and service area, from where up to 180 competitors will head into the fabulous Yorkshire forests for a unique experience in British rallying. In addition to the boost to the local businesses, the event will portray the host town and region on television, which will broadcast around the world. Read More »