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Jerseyman Ed Fossey continued his fine form in the BTRDA Rally Championship on the Plains Rally last weekend – the third round of gravel rally series. The Yokohama-backed star finished a fine 60th out of 120 competitors, but more importantly the Toyota Yaris driver continues to lead the Thomas Panels 1400S championship after securing his second podium in a row – notching-up third in class on the Welsh gravel. Read More »

Flookburgh rally driver Aaron McClure found the pace he has been looking for all season as he took 4th in the hotly contested NR4 category at last weekend’s Plains Rally in Welshpool.

McClure headed to round three of the Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series down in ninth place in the standings after his round two retirement.  Eager to climb the leader board in Wales, McClure initially headed into the forests with a goal of simply adding to his tally, boosting his hopes of claiming a podium result in the championship. Read More »

John Easson Award winner Sam Bilham enjoyed his third win of the season as he took the DMACK Fiesta ST Trophy and class N3 honours at last weekend’s Plains Rally.

However, the Bingley ace didn’t have it all his own way and was languishing down in fifth at the halfway point of the event, before recovering to take the victory in the closing stages of the Welshpool based BTRDA Rally Series qualifier. Read More »

Heavy overnight rain dampened down the Dyfi complex of stages and it was Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta WRC) who took the lead on the opening stage. Callum Black & Elliott Edmondson (Fiesta) went fastest on the next stage to tie for the overall lead but two more fastest times for Petch followed and his lead was 4 seconds by mid event service. In the afternoon Petch was joint fastest on only one stage but critically was not beaten by Black on any stage, taking victory by 11 seconds in the end. Black was having to keep an eye on Jamie Anderson & Ross Whittock (Fiesta R5) who completed the podium, just 7 seconds further back. Read More »

Cumbrian rally ace Aaron McClure will contest the third round of the Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series in Welshpool this weekend and is hoping to rejuvenate his championship hopes with a decent points haul at the Plains Rally.

Returning to the ultra-competitive Production Cup in 2017 after a lengthy absence for much of last year, McClure aimed to kick off his season with championship scores in mind rather than outright wins. Read More »

DMACK Fiesta ST Trophy ace Sam Bilham will head to the Plains Rally in Welshpool this weekend, aiming to take three wins from three in the hotly contested single make rally championship.

On the opening two rounds of the Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series this season, Bilham has dominated the Fiesta championship, taking the category and class N3 win by a substantial margin on both outings. He will aim to once again top the points tables as the series heads to Wales on Saturday. Read More »

fossey-2017-announce-bJersey-born rally star Ed Fossey will contest a full year of rallying in 2017 as he commits to the national British Trials and Rally Drivers Association (BTRDA) Championship aboard his Yokohama-backed Toyota Yaris.

The 18-year-old stepped up from the Junior 1000 series at the beginning of 2016 winning ‘The Next Big Step’ scholarship and undertook a development plan last year, selecting several unique events to develop his rallying skills with tarmac running and more importantly several events on a variety of gravel surfaces. Read More »

Bilham in action Plains16West Yorkshire rally driver Sam Bilham managed to retain the lead of the hotly contested Fiesta ST Trophy after a solid fourth in class N3 at last weekend’s Plains Rally.  Battling with soaring temperatures and unseasonably dry road conditions, Bilham bagged another decent points haul in his Reis Motorsport Insurance backed Fiesta ST to stay out front of the Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series hosted championship. Read More »

plains16 (7)We got our first dose of dust in 2016 thanks to the recent dry spell of weather. Luke Francis & John Roberts (Evo IX) started first on the road and had the advantage of a clear view, which was countered by road sweeping duties and a high quality top 10 behind them. It was Tom Cave & James Morgan (Fiesta R5 Evo) who were fastest out the blocks through Gartheiniog and they took an early lead from Julian Reynolds & Patrick Walsh (Focus WRC). Reynolds was fastest on the next stage, pegging back a few seconds but Cave then headed the time sheets for the rest of the day to take victory by 27 seconds. Reynolds was joint fastest with Cave on two of the remaining 5 stages to take 2nd overall with Francis a fine 3rd overall. Read More »

SamBilham_inActionSam Bilham will head to the fourth round of the Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series this weekend in a bid to retain the lead of the hotly contested Fiesta ST Trophy at the Welshpool based Plains Rally. Having led the single make championship from round two in Cumbria, the Reis Motorsport Insurance backed 19 year old will aim to capitalise on his recent performance and hold onto his slender eight point lead. Read More »