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Duns rally driver Garry Pearson scored a solid fourth place at the Nicky Grist Stages last weekend [9 July], the third round of the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship.

Pearson guided his Asset Alliance Group and Hankook Tire backed Ford Fiesta Rally2 through the searing heat and gruelling gravel stages in mid-Wales, to finish just outside the podium spots on his loose surface debut in the car and secure valuable points towards his British Championship bid. Read More »

Carnival atmosphere comes to Builth Wells, as Nicky Grist Stages hailed enormous success by town, competitors and fans. Read More »

Osian Pryce celebrates 100th rally with victory on the Nicky Grist Stages – putting his BRC title bid back on track

Osian Pryce celebrated his 100th rally start in style by leading the Nicky Grist Stages from start-to-finish, with victory putting his British Rally Championship title-winning aspirations firmly back on track.

Starting with number 100 on the door of his Volkswagen Polo GTI R5, Osian took the lead on the opening stage of the Builth Wells-based rally and held it until the end of the 8 stage/45 stage mile event – winning by 14.9 seconds. Read More »

Osian Pryce will hit a century on this Saturday’s Nicky Grist Stages, as the Machynlleth-born driver starts the 100th rally of his illustrious career – and to help him celebrate the occasion he will carry number 100 on the side of his Volkswagen Polo GTI R5.

For the first gravel round of the 2022 British Rally Championship, and his first forestry event for over eight months, Osian will be slotted in and start behind the number one seeds.

Osian made his rally competition debut in 2009 when, aged just 16, he contested the Rally Kalnamuiza in Latvia in a Renault Clio. Read More »

BRC leader Keith Cronin heads a bumper 160 car entry as the Nicky Grist Stages welcomes six major rally championships to Builth Wells.

A bumper 160 car entry will start this weekend’s Quinton Motor Club-organised Nicky Grist Stages – with competitors from six major rally championships gathering in the historic Welsh market town of Builth Wells on Saturday (9 July) for a fantastic action-packed rally festival.

Four-time British rally champion Keith Cronin is seeded at number one in his Volkswagen Polo GTI R5. He and co-driver Mikie Galvin arrive in Builth Wells leading the British Rally Championship, 10 points ahead of Welsh crew James Williams/Dai Roberts in their Hyundai i20 R5. Read More »

Local hero Jason Pritchard will contest his first gravel rally in a four-wheel drive car for 10 years when he tackles this summer’s Builth Wells-based Nicky Grist Stages (Saturday 9 July) in his North Road Garage/Get Jerky/J&S Handling-backed Volkswagen Polo GTI R5.

The 34-year old driver is no stranger to forestry rallying of course, having won three consecutive British Historic Rally Championship titles in a Ford Escort RS1800 and led the Roger Albert Clark Rally on several occasions. Jason also contested the Nicky Grist Stages in the Mk2 last year, winning the BTRDA Historic and H3 classes, scoring a top 10 BTRDA Gold Star result and finishing 27th overall. Read More »

Nicky Grist Stages (Saturday 9 July) will partner with Carbon Positive Motorsport to provide carbon offsetting for all competitors and organisers event vehicles, as part of a long-term roadmap and commitment to mitigate the events carbon footprint.

The event joins several UK events this year who have chosen as part of their environmental plans to take steps to mitigate its carbon footprint by using high-quality UK sourced and certified carbon offsetting projects.

The company, which is the first in the world to offer dedicated carbon offsetting services exclusively for motorsport, provides carbon offsetting for all motorsport events, teams, competitors, and spectators, and will provide carbon positive levels of offsetting for all the rally organisation vehicles and competitors as part of their entry, in a first for UK motorsport. Read More »

Quinton Motor Club is gearing up for what promises to be a fantastic festival of rallying in mid-Wales on Saturday 9 July when competitors from six major rally championships gather in Builth Wells for the 2022 Nicky Grist Stages.

The event will play host to the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship for the fourth time. Twice the winners of the Nicky Grist Stages – Elfyn Evans/Craig Parry (Ford Fiesta R5) in 2016 and Matt Edwards/Darren Garrod (Volkswagen Polo GTI R5) in 2021 – have gone on to become British champions in the same year, while the 2017 event winners Fredrik Åhlin/Torstein Eriksen (Škoda Fabia R5) finished runners-up. 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 »

London rally driver Ruairi Bell delivered a dominating performance in the Junior British Rally Championship last weekend (10 July) to secure his maiden victory in the series and get his title aspirations back on track at the Nicky Grist Stages.

Bell, 21 from Blackheath led the ultra-competitive Junior challengers for seven out of the eight stages to record his first ever win in the Championship and now lies just eight points shy of the lead of the series with five rounds remaining. Read More »