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This summer’s Nicky Grist Stages, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday 11 July, has been postponed – owing to a number of key logistical issues directly caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The event organiser, Quinton Motor Club, is hoping to run the 2020 event later in the year, and is working on an alternative date in late November. Read More »

Organisers of the 2020 Eventsigns Woodpecker Stages Rally would like to wish everyone the very best of health in these unusual times for us all. Read More »

Midland Manor Motor Club regret to announce the 2020 Rallynuts Stages Rally, planned for the 18th April will be postponed following the latest directive from the sport’s governing body, Motorsport UK who have suspended all organising permits with immediate effect due to the Covid-19 situation. Read More »

The Lake District saw what might be the last forest rally for some time in the UK and it was Adrien Fourmaux & Renaud Jamoul (Fiesta R5 MkII) who utterly dominated to take victory by over a minute and a half, along with fastest time on all 7 stages. Freddie Milne & Paul Beaton (Fiesta R5) were an early 2nd overall but they went off on stage 2 leaving the way open for Dylan Davies & Llion Williams (Fabia R5), who were 3rd after the opening stage. They dropped half a minute on stage 2 so it was Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta WRC) who took over 2nd place. Petch didn’t put a wheel wrong and kept 2nd place and it was Russ Thompson & Andy Murphy (Evo IX) who took 3rd place mid event and completed the podium. Read More »

One of the most popular events on the UK rallying calendar, the Rallynuts Stages Rally will see a new-look in 2020 as organisers Midland Manor Motor Club open entries to the April 18th event and announce it has introduced the iconic and little-used Myherin stage to its itinerary. Read More »

Last weekend kick-started the 2020 BTRDA rally championship as over 100 crews headed to Llandudno for the Cambrian Rally. Scott and the team at SF Rallying returned to the forests in a bid to retain the Production Cup – secured back in September when the team took the narrowest of victories over rivals Pat Naylor and Ian Lawrence on the final round of the year, the Trackrod Rally in Yorkshire. Read More »

The BRC and BTRDA kicked off their 2020 seasons at the Cambrian and it was local ace Matt Edwards, co-driven by Darren Garrod, who took his Fiesta R5 MkII to another win. It didn’t start out plain sailing though as Edwards was 4th, just over 3 seconds off early leaders Tom Cave & Dale Furniss (i20 R5). Edwards then went fastest on the 2nd stage to climb to 2nd place and this was followed up with another fastest time in Penmachno which would change the face of the rally. Cave dropped three and a half minutes, one of a number of crews to hit issues in the challenging stage. Edwards then continued setting fastest times on all but the final stage to take victory by just under 40s. Read More »

The Builth Wells-based Nicky Grist Stages has won the prestigious BTRDA Rally Series ‘Rally of the Year Award 2019’ – which was presented to the event organisers, Quinton Motor Club, at the recent British Trial & Rally Driver Association’s annual gala awards ceremony.

Voted for by competitors, the Nicky Grist Stages was praised for the smooth running of the event and the quality of the stages, which last year saw 43 stage miles run in the classic mid-Wales forests of Crychan, Halfway, Monument and Llyn Login. Read More »