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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 »

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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 »

Osian Pryce will contest the Escort Rally Special – a one-off event in Belgium on 15-16 September that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the building of the first Escort in 1968 – in a full asphalt-spec Escort Mk2.

Osian will drive the same RallyXtreme-prepared Escort Mk2 BDG that he took to second place on the recent Harry Flatters National A Rally, which was his first asphalt rally in a rear-wheel drive car.

At 25, the Machynlleth-born driver will be one of the youngest competitors on the event and one of the top British drivers. The event has attracted a star-studded international entry, including the likes of François Duval, Robert Droogmans, Marc Duez, Stefaan Stouf, Paul Lietaer and Florian Gonon. Read More »

An excellent first and final loop of stages saw Osian Pryce finish second on a wet, windy and extremely slippery SGC Printing Harry Flatters National A Rally, on what was his first asphalt event in a rear-wheel drive car. An engine misfire and an overshoot on the middle loop of stages were his only concerns, as he beat all but two of the four-wheel drive cars and would have finished fourth overall in his Escort Mk2, had the National A and B categories been combined. Read More »

High winds and squally rain hit the Epynt ranges for the Harry Flatters and with road conditions changing stage by stage, tyre choice was almost a lottery. Damian Cole & Craig Drew (Fiesta WRC) started as favourites and were expected to win easily but Alex Laffey & Patrick Walsh (Fiesta R5) made them work for it. Fastest stage times were exchanged over the first two loops with Cole leading by just 8 seconds after 6 stages. With the stages reversed Cole blitzed stage 7 taking 14 seconds out of Laffey and despite clawing back 3 seconds over the next 3 stages Cole had more than enough to take victory. Rob Tout & Peredur Davies (Evo X) completed the National B podium over a minute further back. Read More »

Osian Pryce will contest his first ever asphalt rally in a rear-wheel drive car when he contests the SGC Printing Harry Flatters Rally on Epynt (Sunday 29 July) in an Escort Mk2.

The 25-year old Machynlleth-born driver has recently contested two gravel rallies in an Escort Mk2 – leading the 2WD Rally North Wales before a puncture dropped him to fourth, and setting fastest time on all five stages to win the Red Kite Stages.

Co-driven by Dale Furniss, Osian will once again drive a car supplied by Suffolk-based specialists RallyXtreme, but this time it will be a much lighter, built for asphalt, Escort Mk2 powered by a John Wilcox BDG engine, with a Kugelfischer fuel injection system. The car’s livery is similar to that used by Björn Waldegård and Ari Vatanen. Read More »

Osian Pryce recorded the fastest time on all five of the Red Kite Rally stages in the Vale of Neath to win the two-wheel drive section of the event in an Escort Mk2 – and in doing so scored his first win in a rear-wheel drive car, to add to victories already achieved in front- and four-wheel drive machinery.

Co-driven by Dale Furniss, Pryce flew through the opening Crynant test to open up an 18 second lead, despite running first on the road in the G&M Pryce/Pirelli-backed car and sweeping the worst of the loose gravel. Read More »

Osian returns to the scene of his FIA World Rally Championship debut on the Red Kite Stages in an Escort Mk2.

The last time Osian Pryce drove on a rally in the Vale of Neath it was during his FIA World Rally Championship debut on the 2010 Wales Rally GB – but he’ll make a return to those famous forests on Sunday 24 June when he contests the Red Kite Stages in an Escort Mk2. Read More »