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cheviot14 (17)Such a warm Autumn spoilt us – when the Team arrived at Otterburn Military Ranges for the Cheviot Keith Knox Rally, it seemed evident Winter was well on it’s way…

The surface remained damp and slippery throughout the day with a lot of mud thrown onto the road from cuts. Read More »

SONY DSCBlackburn driver John Stone continued his bid for the 2014 REIS Get Connected MSA Asphalt Rally Championship with another strong performance on the Wilkinson Maintenance Tyneside Stages Rally at Otterburn in Northumberland this weekend.

Driving the Legend Fires Skoda Fabia WRC, Stone followed up his podium finish last time out in Ireland with a fighting fourth after a day of high speed action on the military roads of the Borders to maintain the lead in the series. Read More »

tyneside13 (6)After a day of mostly sunshine but some sharp showers Damian Cole & James Morgan (Focus WRC) took victory by 2 seconds. The event saw numerous stages ‘cleaned’, so the positions remained close all day but going in to the penultimate stage Steve Simpson & Pat Walsh (Impreza WRC) had been leading by 16 seconds but a broken/lost wheel saw their rally end midway through SS11. Cole had been battling all day and on the final stage John Indri & Peter James (Darrian T90 GTR) almost clawed the gap back taking 5s of the 7s lead. Completing the podium 16s back were Simon Mauger & Brian Cammack (Escort MkII). Read More »

Our first foray on this event but by no means our first trip to Otterburn and with a late entry from Melvyn Evans & Aled Davies (Impreza WRC) it promised to be a cracker. After the first stage it looked otherwise as Damian Cole & Craig Drew (Focus WRC) left the road, dropping the best part of a minute but still in the event. John Stone & Janice Moore (Fabia WRC) retired at the first junction so Evans held a convincing lead from Andy Davison & Mike Curry (BMW M3). Davison retired at the start of stage 2 and controversially Evans was excluded after stage 2 for failing noise, by which time Cole had passed all the other crews to now inherit the lead. Read More »

Kev Monaghan is hoping that brand new Dunlop tyres supplied by new sponsor Stauff will help him challenge for a class win on next weekend’s Tyneside Stages rally on Otterburn army ranges.

The event is round six of the MSA Asphalt Championship and despite not entering the last two rounds Monaghan presently lies third in his class championship, his points tally boosted by a class win on the last rally he contested. Read More »