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Eighteen-year-old Elliot Payne stormed to his first-ever overall rally win on Saturday, claiming a start-to-finish victory at the Rallynuts Stages Rally [13 November].

Payne and co-driver Patrick Walsh would open up an impressive ten second lead on the opening stage of the event and enjoyed a start to finish lead, threading their Ford Fiesta Rally2 through the tricky mid-Wales forests tests with ultimate precision. Read More »

The final round of the MRF Tyres BTRDA Championship saw Garry Pearson & Niall Burns (Fabia R5) confirm their 3rd championship title of 2021. They came home 3rd just edging out Ian Bainbridge & Will Atkins (Fabia R5) for the final podium place. At the front it was a battle between Elliott Payne & Patrick Walsh (Fiesta Rally2) and Callum Black & Tom Woodburn (Fiesta R5). Payne took the honours through Myherin to establish an early lead, which he did not lose for the rest of the event. The time ebbed and flowed but he ended up taking his first overall rally win by just 10s from Black. Read More »

The Rallynuts Stages Rally returns to the British rallying calendar for the first time since 2019 this weekend as the popular gravel event blasts back into life on Saturday [13 November].

Forced to take a two-year sabbatical due to the pandemic, the Builth Wells based event has seen a one-off move from its traditional April slot in 2021 due to the restrictions imposed earlier this year. The swap has meant that the well-respected event is now the final round of the season for several championships, setting up a thrilling battle in the forests for the hard-fought accolades. Read More »

The popular Brick and Steel Border Counties Rally will make a welcome return to the British rallying calendar in 2022 after securing a slot on the MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series roster.

In a shift from its traditional March date, the 14th May event will once again be based in the picturesque Scottish Borders town of Jedburgh and provide some of the best rally drivers in the UK with classic forest tests in the renowned and little-used Tweed Valley and Wauchope Forest complexes. Read More »

It was crunch time in both the BRC and BTRDA championships and the Cambrian could prove decisive. Osian Pryce & Noel O’Sullivan (Polo R5) were out of the blocks fast, taking the battle to local crew Matt Edwards & Darren Garrod (Polo R5). It proved to be a good tactic as on stage 4 Edwards went off and recovered with a damaged car that he woiuld have to limp through to the finish. Pryce took maximum points and the victory by over a minute. Garry Pearson & Niall Burns (Fabia R5) were 2nd, taking the National section of the rally, with Callum Black & Jack Morton (Fiesta R5) completing the podium. Read More »

Next year’s Nicky Grist Stages, which takes place on Saturday 9 July, will host a round of the British Rally Championship for the fourth time in the event’s history.

The Quinton Motor Club organised forestry event, which dates back to 1980, first hosted a round of the BRC in 2016. Elfyn Evans/Craig Parry won the event that year in a Ford Fiesta R5, a result which helped them go on to become British rally champions.

In 2017 Fredrik Åhlin/Torstein Eriksen claimed victory in their Škoda Fabia R5. Read More »

After retirement on the previous BRC round, Matt Edwards & Darren Garrod (Polo R5) struck back in the finest way, setting fastest time on all but one stage and leading from start to finish on the 2021 Trackrod Rally Yorkshire. Osian Pryce & Noel O’Sullivan (Polo R5) consolidated their BRC championship lead with 2nd overall. They took it by 0.8s from Matthew Wilson & Stuart Loudon (Fiesta Rally2) who had an overshoot on the final stage, in Dalby, although this balanced out with Pryce dropping time on the same stage, ran on the Friday night as stage 1. William Creighton & Liam Regan (Fiesta Rally4) were the class of the 2WD field, taking victory by over 1m 20s. Read More »

It was a dominant win for Garry Pearson & Niall Burns (Fabia R5) on the Radnor based Woodpecker as they set fastest time on every stage, being 1 of 3 crews to beat the bogey time on the final stage. George Lepley & Tom Woodburn (Evo X) were almost a minute back in 2nd place with Ian Bainbridge & Will Atkins (Fabia R5) completing the podium 17s further back. Paul Barrett & Gordon Noble were the 1st 2WD crew home in 10th overall, with Ben Friend & Cliffy Simmons 2nd (12th overall) and Simon Webster & Jez Rogers (16th overall) completing the 2WD podium, an all Escort MkII affair. Read More »

Dumfries driver David Bogie secured an historic RSAC Scottish Rally victory last Saturday (24 July), taking his seventh win on the event and etching his name firmly into the record books on the 75th anniversary of the popular event. Read More »

The RSAC Scottish Rally will make a welcome return to the British rallying calendar on Saturday (24 July) as the popular motorsport event marks its 75th anniversary.

As one of the longest running motorsport events in the country, the Dumfries and Galloway based gravel rally will take place for the first time since 2019, having been forced to cancel due to COVID-19 restrictions last year. Its return will see a bumper list of entries from some of the most highly-regarded rally championships in the UK, head for the event to enjoy its biggest entry since 1977. Read More »