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– Six round series opens with the Cambrian Rally
– Two further new events in Republic of Ireland and Scotland
– Britain’s premier rallying series continues to offer challenging mix of gravel and tarmac events

As the fast-paced 2018 series gears up for an exciting climax, the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) has today (12 September) confirmed its 2019 calendar.

In 2019, Britain’s top-tier rallying series will feature six rounds in six territories, with events across the UK in Wales, England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The series, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, will once again visit Belgium for the classic Ypres Rally and new for 2019 will see the BRC visit the Republic of Ireland with the West Cork Rally playing host to a BRC round for the very first time. Read More »

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Brettex backed Skoda Fabia R5 driver Rhys Yates overcame difficult conditions and an off-road excursion to claim third place in the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) at last weekend’s Ulster Rally (17/18 August). Read More »

Blairgowrie rally driver Finlay Retson returned a stunning drive in last weekend’s Ulster Rally (17/18 August) to win the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship Cadet Cup category by over three minutes from his nearest rival

Retson and co-driver Tom Hynd took the fastest feeder-series time on every one of the event’s 11 stages a to take the much-needed Cadet win. In doing so, the 18-year-old Ford Fiesta R2 driver has ensured his aspirations for the title are now firmly back on track. Read More »

Progressive Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson will head to this weekend’s Ulster Rally with his sights set firmly on winning the Cadet Cup category of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship (17/18 August).

After a gut-wrenching retirement on the last round of the series in Belgium, the Blairgowrie driver will now need to take victory in the hotly contested category if he is to keep his title hopes alive in the series. The John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally will mark Retson’s third-ever BRC event and his first visit to the closed public road event in Northern Ireland. Read More »

Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates is aiming to keep his British and European Championship hopes alive by contesting both the Ulster Rally (17/18 August) and the Barum Czech Rally Zlin (24-26 August) in the same week. Read More »

– Britain’s premier rally series makes annual trip to the Emerald Isle
– Large contingent of local drivers aiming for success
– New Antrim base for 2018 Ulster Rally

The pulsating Prestone MSA British Rally Championship travels across the Irish Sea to Northern Ireland for the John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally (17-18 August). The intrepid British championship crews will face two demanding days on the fast and bumpy lanes as the BRC’s 60th anniversary season reaches its halfway point. New for 2018 is the location for the Ulster Rally as the town of Antrim plays host to the 100-mile event. Read More »

This year’s Rally Isle of Man (13-15 September) is gearing up to be a truly spectacular event, with an 18 stage, 140 stage mile route over some of the island’s classic asphalt stages.

The full three day International Rally Isle of Man will host the fifth and penultimate round of the 2018 Prestone MSA British Rally Championship, as well as the FIA Celtic Rally Trophy. Read More »

MSA co-driver graduate Tom Woodburn ensured his Prestone MSA British Rally Championship Junior title hopes remain firmly on track, after guiding Norwegian Steve Rokland to fourth place at the Renties Ypres Rally in Belgium last weekend, despite being 16th and almost last on the fifth test of the event.

After spending over seven minutes in one of the infamous Belgian ditches, the Morecambe ace ensured the duo could mount a gutsy comeback drive, to take valuable points and take the Michelin Motorsport Peugeot Sport Cup victory in the process. Read More »

Young Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson suffered a disappointing end to his European rally debut in Belgium last week after he was forced to retire with mechanical issues almost within sight of the finish of the Renties Ypres Rally (22/23 June). Read More »

After storming to victory at Rally Van Wervik in Belgium, a warm-up event for round two of the British Championship, the 24-year-old from Chesterfield had his sights set on a top-five finish last weekend. But after an impressive performance during the pre-event practice session and subsequent qualifying, Yates was forced to pull out of the event as co-driver Elliott Edmondson became ill and was advised not to continue by the event medics. Read More »