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Osian Pryce has made history by winning the first ever closed road stage rally to be held in Wales, after scoring a sensational victory on the Get Connected Rali Bae Ceredigion.

Having not contested a rally in a fully-homologated R5 car for two years, and coming just six weeks after breaking his collarbone in a mountain ‘biking accident, the talented 26-year old Machynlleth-born star had said before the start that the odds on him winning where stacked against him. Read More »

Osian Pryce will contest the Get Connected Rali Bae Ceredigion (Sunday 8 September) in a Melvyn Evans Motorsport-tuned Hyundai i20 R5 – which will mark his return to competition in a fully-homologated R5 car after an absence of two years.

The event, which will be the first closed road stage rally to be held in Wales, will be Pryce’s first rally in a fully-homologated R5 car since he contest the 2017 British Rally Championship. His last finish in an R5 car was on the FIA World Rally Championship stage, when he came home a superb fourth in WRC2 on the 2017 Rally Finland. Read More »

Osian Pryce was in a class of his own on the Rally North Wales National A event, setting fastest time on all eight stages to win his home event by 37 seconds in his RallyXtreme-prepared BDA-engined Ford Escort Mk2.

Seeded at number two, Osian started 48th on the road as the 49-car field ran in reverse order. Co-driven by Dale Furniss, the talented 26-year old Machynlleth-born driver made a fantastic start by setting the fastest time through the opening 8.5 mile Dyfi stage. Read More »

Local hero Osian Pryce secured a start-to-finish National A victory whilst Matthew Hirst enjoyed his maiden rally win in the National B category, at Saturday’s North Wales Rally Services – Rally North Wales (30th March) in Dolgellau. Read More »

After a week of unseasonably dry and warm weather across the UK saw the Dyfi complex in perfect condition for the largely 2WD field. Dust could pose a problem though and with the 2WD reverse seeded then the top runners would not be immune. Osian Pryce & Dale Furniss (Escort MkII) set the stages alight going fastest through all 8 stages, albeit joint fastest time on the final stage. Their victory margin was 37s over Nick Elliott & Dave Price with Joe Price & Chris Brooks a further 34s back, completing an all Escort MkII podium. Stanley Orr & Grahame Henderson (Escort MkI) took category 2 in 4th overall whilst Ken Davies & Alan Jones (Amazon) were victorious in category 1. Read More »

Osian Pryce will once again contest his home round of the Fuchs Lubricants Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship, the 2WD Rally North Wales, in a 1978 Escort Mk2 – as a fun day’s rallying to “fill the gap” whilst his 2019 rally plans are being finalised.

The 26-year old Machynlleth-born driver contested his local event last year, making an impressive historic rally debut by holding a strong second position at mid-distance before a rear puncture saw him finish in fourth place. He also finished third overall (second 2WD) in the Pirelli Welsh Rally Championship standings, which maintained his overall lead in the series at the time. Read More »

Dream world competition debut for ASM Motorsport’s FIA R4-spec rally car, as Osian Pryce scores three stage wins and finishes second on the Rallye Ciudad de Granada

Osian Pryce gave the VR4K Oreca FIA R4-spec car a dream world competition debut by scoring an incredible three fastest stage wins and finishing second overall on the Rallye Ciudad de Granada.

The Etios R4, which was prepared by Barcelona-based ASM Motorsport, via its dedicated R4 Rally Cars Division, ran faultlessly – beating more powerful and more expensive R5 and other four-wheel drive cars on the Spanish Gravel Rally Championship round. Read More »

Osian Pryce will give the VR4K Oreca FIA R4-spec car its international competition debut this weekend, when he contests the Rallye Ciudad de Granada.

Co-driven by Dale Furniss, Pryce will drive an Etios R4 on the penultimate round of the Spanish Gravel Rally Championship. The event will be the 25-year old Welsh driver’s first overseas gravel rally since he finished fourth in WRC2 on the 2017 Rally Finland (M-Sport Fiesta R5).

The R4-spec Etios that Pryce will drive will be run by Barcelona-based ASM Motorsport – a team that has created a separate R4 Rally Cars Division, dedicated to the construction, on-event running and worldwide growth of the new FIA-homologated category. Read More »

Osian Pryce will join the Ralïo TV broadcast team for S4C’s biggest ever coverage of the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (4-7 October) – which will see three stages broadcast live, a preview and nightly highlights package, and seven hours of rally coverage.

Ralïo will broadcast eight shows in five days, and it will be the first place that fans will be able to view the action from next month’s British round of the FIA World Rally Championship on free-to-view terrestrial television. Read More »

Osian Pryce dominated the Historic section of the Escort Rally Special, finishing 55.61 seconds ahead of his nearest rival in his RallyXtreme-prepared Escort Mk2 RS1800.

Many of the local Belgian drivers praised Osian on his incredible performance, saying that such a magnificent result by a visiting driver is virtually unheard of. Read More »