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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 »

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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 »

Morecambe rally co-driver Tom Woodburn will make first competitive outing in Belgium for five years this week, as he tackles round two of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship, The Yenties Ypres Rally (22/23 June) alongside current Junior series leader, Steve Rokland.

Woodburn, 23, guided the Norwegian to a dominant win on the opening round of the series at the Pirelli International Rally, taking fastest time all but one stages of the event to cross the finish ramp over a minute ahead of the nearest rival in their Peugeot 208 R2. Read More »

British Rally driver Rhys Yates will be looking for a “realistic” result at the Renties Ypres Rally (22/23 June) in Belgium, despite making history with an overall victory at Rally Van Wervik last week.

The 24-year-old driver from Chesterfield elected to warm-up for the forthcoming Prestone MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) qualifier with an outing in Wervik and was rewarded with a start-to-finish win, the first British driver to take the top spot on the event in its 42-year history. Read More »

Rhys Yates proved he is one of the most talented rally drivers in Europe by leading last weekend’s Rally Van Wervik (8/9 June) from start to finish, to become the first British driver to win the Belgian event in its 42-year history.

The Chesterfield ace fired his Brettex Skoda Fabia R5 into the lead of the rally on the opening stage and was never headed to win four of the event’s 12 stages, taking his biggest rally victory to date and in the process, maximum points in the Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship. Read More »

British rally co-driver Tom Woodburn got his Prestone MSA British Rally Championship campaign off to the best possible start last weekend, by taking the opening round Junior win alongside Norwegian ace Steve Rokland at the Pirelli International Rally (28th April).

Woodburn, 23 from Morecambe, guided Rokland to fastest stage time on seven of the eight special stages in the Kielder Forest, to win by an impressive 1 minute and 10 seconds over their nearest rival in their Peugeot 208 R2. The result nets Woodburn maximum points in the Junior series, opening up a seven point lead heading into round two. Read More »

Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates kicked off his Prestone MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) campaign in emphatic style by taking second overall and his best ever result in the series at the Pirelli International Rally on Saturday (28th April).

Driving his Brettex backed Skoda Fabia R5, Yates enjoyed a “dream start to the season” to set fastest time on the final two stages of the event in Carlisle, snatching second place and beating a multiple British champion in the process. Read More »

Eighteen-year-old rally driver Finlay Retson starred in the opening round of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship last weekend, setting fastest time of the Cadet Cup contenders on each of the three stages he contested at the Carlisle based Pirelli International Rally (28th April). Read More »

Matt Edwards and co-driver Darren Garrod won their first ever Prestone MSA British Rally Championship round at the recent Pirelli International Rally (Saturday 28 April). Driving the latest Ford Fiesta R5 for Cumbrian firm M-Sport, the pair from Wales netted their dream result by just 20.5 seconds to launch their championship campaign. Read More »