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Brand new motorsport preparation firm EDSL Sport showcased the team and its fleet of M-Sport Ford Fiesta’s to a host of progressive junior rally drivers, at a successful customer taster session in Wales last weekend (17th November).

The Hampshire based team hosted nine prospective customers who were eager to sample the latest specification 1.0-litre EcoBoost Ford Fiesta R2T around the treacherous forest tracks at Walters Arena near Swansea. Read More »

Blair Brown pre-BRC16A young rally driver from Kinross, Perthshire is all set to compete in the opening round of the MSA British Junior Rally Championship (BRC) this weekend at the Mid Wales Stages.

Blair Brown (20) and his co-driver Richard Simmonds from Duns are the only Scottish competitors in the DMACK Junior BRC that promises to showcase the talents of the best young drivers in 2-wheel drive R2 specification cars. The duo will be out in their Ford Fiesta R2T and are hoping the Scottish rally community will be supporting them all the way. Read More »

Ben Mckay and co-driving father Jason drove to a perfect tactical finish on last weekend’s Rallye Sunseeker International, sealing the Twingo Renaultsport R1 Trophy UK and MSA British Junior Rally Championship, also scooping a Pirelli Star Driver nomination to boot.

But the accolades didn’t stop there, as the family team from near Oswestry also grabbed the BRC’s Class 9 and Ravenol Oils Newcomers Trophy at the close to a truly remarkable season.

Ahead of the Poole-based loose surface rally, the goal was to get their 1600cc Twingo to the finish at all costs, knowing how much was at stake in the event of a retirement. So the ten stages must have seemed like 100, as the team tip-toed around the Ringwood forest complex to the north of the event’s host town. Read More »

Benjamin Mckay / Jason Mckay Renault TwingoMSA British Rally Championship newcomer Ben Mckay will head to the forests of Yorkshire next weekend fresh from his Ulster Rally victory as he contests the fifth round of the series, Trackrod Rally Yorkshire.

McKay, 21 from Ellesmere in Shropshire is currently at the head of the MSA Junior British Rally Championship and R1 class leader board in his Renault Twingo which also means he leads the Twingo Renaultsport R1 Trophy with just a four point cushion over class rival Harry Threlfall. Read More »

Wales prize BRC– Battle hots up for eight prize drives on Wales Rally GB
– National competitors target FIA World Championship entries

Increasing opportunities for national drivers, Wales Rally GB organisers, International Motor Sports Ltd (IMS), is running a ‘Road to Wales’ initiative in 2013 which will give eight talented rally drivers the chance to compete on classic Wales Rally GB stages, between 14-17 November. Read More »

With the dust literally and figuratively settled on the MSA British Rally Championship’s first round, it is time to leave the forest gravel for the ‘tar’ of the Jim Clark Rally. Big brakes and Pirelli slicks fitted, suspension stiffened – all that’s needed are the closed roads of the Scottish Borders – bring on the black stuff!

The Jim Clark Rally is unique on the British mainland as the only closed public-road rally and as such holds challenges peculiar to driving flat out on roads that are usually used by locals to go about their daily business.

The crews’ challenge starts with the reconnaissance of the stages; using diagrams and maps, they must traverse the route within the speed limit and abide by normal road-traffic laws. Read More »

MSA BRITISH MANUFACTURERS RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
This year’s MSA British Manufacturers’ title is a three-way battle between the brands: Citroën, Renault and Ford. Scores towards the title are calculated from the two leading cars from each of the manufacturers.

With Citroën DS3 drivers Keith Cronin scoring his third victory of the season and Osian Pryce claiming his first ever BRC podium with an excellent third place, it means that Citroën UK has extended its lead in the manufacturer’s championship and currently stands on 183 points. Elfyn Evans’ stunning second place in his Ford Fiesta R2, coupled with Matthew Cathcart’s impressive sixth in his similar car, sees Ford Motor Company consolidate its second place on 151 points, whilst the lone finisher for Renault UK Garry Pearson means that they remain third on 133. Read More »

MSA British Rally Championship competitors will not only be battling for overall positions when they congregate in Antrim for round five of the six-round 2012 season – the Todds Leap International Rally NI – held this Friday and Saturday. Some will also be fighting for points in the five support championships and three manufacturer one-make series’ that are included in this season’s BRC. And HERE’s how they stand:

MSA BRITISH MANUFACTURERS RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
This year’s MSA British Manufacturers’ title is a three-way battle of the brands: Citroën, Renault and Ford, with scores towards the title calculated from each of the manufacturers’ two leading cars. Read More »

The tarmac of this year’s Jim Clark International Rally not only put the combatants for the overall MSA British Rally Championship title to the test, but battles raged throughout the field on the Scottish Borders lanes this Diamond Jubilee weekend.

MSA British Manufacturers Rally Championship
This year’s MSA British Manufacturers’ title is a three-way battle between the brands: Citroën, Renault and Ford. Scores towards the title are calculated from the two leading cars from each of the manufacturers. Read More »

MSA British Manufacturers Rally Championship
This year’s MSA British Manufacturers’ title is a three-way battle between the brands: Citroën, Renault and Ford, with scores towards the title calculated from the two leading cars from each of the manufacturers.

Wins in rounds two and three means that Citroën UK leads the standings by 18-points, with Renault UK’s win on round one seeing them hold second place – albeit only three points ahead of Ford Motor Company, who has shown that consistency, rather than having an R3 category car, can pay off. Read More »