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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 »

DaveWright_Plains16prev01Bentham’s David Wright is aiming for more success next weekend when he contests the Plains rally in his Kumho Tyres and Grove Hill Garage-backed Ford Focus WRC.

On his last outing, the Malcolm Wilson rally in Cumbria, Wright finished second overall after a final stage driveshaft failure cost him a victory so his ultimate aim is to go one better on the Plains. Read More »

Sara Williams Plains15aSara Williams and new co-driver Mark Glennerster marked the 2015 Plains Rally by winning in the FMP Challenge in support of the Wales Air Ambulance Service. After a strong performance guiding her V-Ex Virtual Exhibitions sponsored Group N Subaru Impreza through the Welsh forests; Sara achieved 4th in class and 14th overall. The FMP Challenge is a highly competitive event, with entrant numbers growing every year. The result adds to a long list of accolades for Sara, with her smooth driving style and the support of Team Brecon Motors instrumental in hers and Mark’s success. Read More »

AaronMcClure Plains15Second place the N4 production class feels like victory for McClure in Plains Rally final stage drama.

REIS-Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series contender Aaron McClure secured his second runner up result in as many events, bagging a confidence boosting second place in the BTRDA N4 and Hyundai Genpower Production Cup on Saturday (16th May) at the Plains Rally.  The 20 year old 2300 Club John Easson Award winner was competing in only his third event in his newly acquired his Allfloors Express – YOKOHAMA Mitsubishi E9 and returned to the Welshpool rally finish an impressive second in class and 15th overall from a start position of 33. Read More »

PhilHall Plains15Fresh from his class win at the Somerset Stages last month, co-driver Phil Hall returned to his winning ways as he scored yet another dominant class B10 victory at last Saturdays (16th May) REIS-Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series qualifier, the Plains Rally.  The Welshpool based event was the fourth round of the all-gravel championship and Hall guided the rapid Ford Fiesta R2 pilot Rhys Yates through the infamous Welsh stages to a result which, despite missing the opening round of the season, gives Hall three maximum scores on the class leader board. He also maintains the lead of the class with nine points in hand. Read More »

plains15 (8)The Plains saw Euan Thorburn (Focus WRC) return to the rally he has won for the past two years, now looking for his hat trick co-driven by Richard Cooke. Two fastest stage times out of six was a good return but 23 seconds dropped on stage 3 told in the long run as Thorburn came home 3rd overall, 24 seconds behind the eventual winner. David Weston & Kirsty Riddick (Impreza WRC) also took a brace of fastest stage times which proved to be enough to take victory by just 6 seconds from Josh Moffett & John Rowan (Fiesta WRC) who set fastest stage times on the final two stages to make Weston sweat. Read More »

Gamble pre-Plains15aFollowing on from the fantastic result at last weekend’s Rallycross event, the Kumho Tyres backed driver was keen and eager to get going, and that he did at yesterday’s Pre Plains Test at the Sweet Lamb Rally Complex in Wales.

The Wolverhampton based man is looking to take the Kick Start 1400 win on his debut of the new S1400 Swift, afer gaining a great feeling and setup with the car yesterday. Read More »

Aaron McClure aims to secure a second podium after successful Somerset outing.

Flookburgh rally driver Aaron McClure will head to Wales this weekend as he resumes his assault on the REIS-Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series in his Allfloors Express – YOKOHAMA Mitsubishi E9. The 20 year old 2300 Club John Easson Award winner will contest the fourth round of the series, the Welshpool based Plains Rally. Read More »