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After a successful maiden season in 2018, the popular two-wheel-drive rally championship “Rally2” will return for a second year, offering prime gravel conditions for crews throughout five forest events spread across the UK.

Rally2 will once again continue to offer an alternative series for crews who are seeking prime road conditions alongside a diverse calendar of events which offer both experienced crews and newcomers a challenging year behind the wheel. Read More »

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A new rally championship has been launched this week which aims to rejuvenate the camaraderie and prime quality gravel conditions for two-wheel drive competitors in 2018 across five forest events in the UK.

In an idea devised by well-known Scrutineer John Cooper, the Rally2 Championship will follow the newly announced Rally 2WD format, which has been widely praised as a transformation of rallying for the 2wd fraternity. Read More »

The dates for the 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship have been confirmed, with an eight-event, nine-round, schedule covering five gravel and three asphalt rallies.bhrc-2017-calendar Read More »

– Seven rounds in seven months for premier rally series
– Three gravel; three asphalt; one mixed surface event
– Visit to legendary Ypres Rally in Belgium
– Revised points format for 2017


The MSA British Rally Championship today (10 August) confirmed its proposed calendar for the 2017 season. Building on the extraordinary success of its first season back, next year’s BRC will further underline its standing as the premier domestic rally championship in the world. Read More »

BBR pirelliFormer Kinross High School student, Blair Brown (20) and co-driver, Richard Simmonds (40) of Duns achieved what they set out to do with a solid finish at the Pirelli Carlisle Rally (April 30-1 May).

Arriving at the pre-event reconnaissance to a mixed bag of weather reminded the young rally driver just how fast and slippery the gravel stages of the legendary Kielder Forest could be. Read More »

BHRC16 Pirelli CThe TV coverage of the third round of the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Pirelli Carlisle Rally, will first be screened on Friday 13 May at 9.35pm on Motors TV.

Filming and TV production for the 2016 BHRC is being handled by the team at Special Stage and the championship will enjoy dedicated 60-minute programmes on Motors TV. Read More »

Simpson Pirelli16– Neil Simpson finishes 8th on Pirelli Carlisle Rally
– MSA British Rally Championship points-scoring finish kick-starts his series campaign

Neil Simpson achieved exactly what he set out to do on the Pirelli Carlisle Rally (April 30-1 May) by taking his Simpsons ŠKODA Fabia R5 to a MSA British Rally Championship points-scoring finish and ending an 18 month run of rally bad luck! Read More »

BHRC16 Pirelli BThe special award winners from the third round of the 2016 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Pirelli Carlisle Rally (Saturday 30 April) have been announced following the rally that also featured the second round of the Holton Homes Clubmans Challenge.

The Holton Homes Clubmans Challenge is for crews using a maximum of six tyres per rally. The top overall finishers from the Clubmans Challenge field were Chris Skill and Tom Jordan. Read More »

Yates Pirelli16Brettex Site Services backed rally driver Rhys Yates secured a solid result at last weekend’s Carlisle Rally, finishing 11th overall at round three of the MSA British Rally Championship.  Recovering from an early puncture which sent the Ford Fiesta R5 tumbling down the leader board to 22nd, Yates fought back during the two day event to finish just shy of a top ten position. Read More »

Swedish star Fredrik Ahlin and his Norwegian co-driver Morten Erik Abrahamsen driving for local team CA1 Sport, made it three different winners in the opening three rounds of this year’s MSA British Rally Championship with victory on last weekend’s Pirelli Carlisle Rally (April 30/May 1).

The 24-year-old in his Pirelli-shod Ford Fiesta R5 became the first Swedish driver since 1995 to win a round of Britain’s premier rallying series. Along with the win, Ahlin played his ‘Joker’ which doubled his points allowing him to overtake rival Elfyn Evans at the top of points standings. He now holds a five-point advantage after the Cumbrian event. Read More »