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The organisers of the Plains Rally, Knutsford & District Motor Club Limited, regret to announce the cancellation of this year’s event. Read More »

Following the enforced curtailment of the MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series and Motorsport UK 2020 English Rally Championship in association with Seacon, we now look forward to the 2021 season with renewed vigour and are pleased to announce a well-spaced calendar of events that runs from mid-February until the end of September. The BTRDA Rally Series maintains its position as the UK’s most popular Rally Championship, catering for any vehicle complying with current Motorsport UK Technical Regulations.

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BTRDA Rally Series contender Sam Bilham was on track for the best of result of his career last weekend, before a puncture caused his retirement from round four of the championship, The Plains Rally (12th May).

The Greenlight Sports and Entertainment backed driver had taken his front-running Fiesta R5 into a career best fourth place after the second of five stages, only to suffer a puncture on the third, sending him tumbling down to sixth. Sadly, the puncture had subsequently caused more issues than first thought and Bilham would be forced to retire on his way to the penultimate stage of the day. Read More »

Greenlight Sports and Entertainment backed rally driver Sam Bilham is aiming to go at least “one better” than his previous results so far this season and break into the top five of this Saturday’s (12th May) Plains Rally, round four of the BTRDA Rally Series.

Despite being new to four-wheel drive machinery this season, Bilham has scored two impressive results behind the wheel of his Greenlight Sport and Entertainment and Swift Group supported Fiesta R5. Read More »

Cumbrian rally driver Paul Bird increased his lead in the Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series following this weekend’s third round which comprised the Plains Rally based in Welshpool.

Along with Hexham co-driver Jack Morton in the Dom Buckley Motorsport/IRS-prepared Ford Focus WRC08, with backing from Frank Bird Poultry, Be Wiser Insurance, Hager, Fuchs Titan Race and Loco Energy Drink, Bird, from Langwathby village near Penrith, claimed a third successive podium finish to continue his great start to the season. Read More »

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 »