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The Pokerstars Rally was nothing short of utter domination by Jason Pritchard & Phil Clarke (Focus WRC) as the pair set fastest time on every stage completed and took victory by over 5 minutes. Mark Kelly & Neil Colman (Fiesta R5) were a fine 2nd overall, after a challenging event which saw two stages cancelled and another with most of the crews getting notional times, on the opening night. Completing the podium were Damian Toner & Denver Rafferty (Escort MkII) who were 16.4s ahead of local crew Steve Colley & Kirsty Duke (Evo IX). Rounding out the top 5 were John Stone & Tom Woodburn on their first event in their Polo R5. Read More »

The 2nd running of the Three Shires Stages saw a grandstand finish as Meirion Evans & Jonathan Jackson (Polo R5) took victory by 4s, following a stunning time through the final stage. They had been 4s behind Ollie Mellors & Max Freeman (Iriz R5) going in to that final stage but 7 fastest stage times, plus 2 joint fastest stage times, saw the Welsh crew take the win they gave up on stage 2, to Mellors. The final step on the podium saw an even tighter battle as Melvyn Evans & Mark Glennerster (Fabia R5) took 3rd on countback, after finishing equal with Mark Kelly & Neil Colman (Fiesta R5). 5th place went Robert Swann & Darren Garrod (Impreza WRC) with the time gaps growing down the rest of the top ten. The first 2WD crew home were James Ford & Matthew Daniels (Escort MkII) in 10th place overall. Read More »

Jason Pritchard will contest this Sunday’s Hills Ford Three Shires Stages Rally in his North Road Garage Ford Fiesta S2000. It is the first time that the double Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally champion has driven the car in competition for over two years.

Jason got his 2021 campaign off to a flying start on last weekend’s The Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally, finishing second in his Focus WRC05.

For Round 2, Jason has decided to wheel out his Fiesta S2000 for the first time since the 2019 Rally van Wervik. He and co-driver Phil Clarke were the top Protyre Asphalt crew in Belgium after the first loop of stages, highlighting what a quick – not to mention great sounding – car it is on narrow single track lanes. Read More »

Melvyn Evans charged to victory on the opening round of the 2021 Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship by taking his Škoda Fabia R5 to a stunning victory on The Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally. Read More »

Running without the presence of spectators, on a sunbathed August Bank Holiday weekend, Melvyn Evans & Mark Glennerster (Fabia R5) dominated the event setting 6 fastest stage times out of 9 stages run. They finished 26s ahead of Jason Pritchard & Phil Clarke (Focus WRC), who took the other 3 fastest stage times. A distant 3rd were Damian Cole & Dale Bowen (Fabia R5) with Darren Atkinson Phil Sandham (Escort MkII) the first 2WD crew home in 7th overall. Read More »

The Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally will see battle commence for the 2021 Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship on Sunday 29 August.

A big Asphalt Championship field will fight for opening round points over the famous Epynt military range, with more R5 spec cars than ever before challenging the World Rally Car contingent for overall honours, whilst an enormous variety of vehicles target class success.

Having won back-to-back Asphalt Championship titles in 2018 and ’19, Jason Pritchard will be aiming for a hat-trick of wins when he starts the series in his North Road Garage Ford Focus WRC05. Read More »

Jane Evans is to step down as Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship Co-ordinator at the end of the 2021 season, having run the series on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the BTRDA for four years.

The former rally co-driver took over the reins in 2017, and masterminded the return of the series in 2018 after its one-year sabbatical.

With title sponsorship from Protyre, an exciting calendar of events and a new promotional team working under Jane’s leadership, she was able to return the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship to the status of the UK’s premier sealed-surface series. Read More »

Manx Auto Sport, the promotors and organisers behind the Isle of Man based Pokerstars Rally have this week launched outline details of the 1/2 October 2021 event. Read More »

The Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally are appealing for spectators not to attend the event at the request of the Ministry of Defence. Like the Nicky Grist Stages this year’s event will see higher than usual amounts of training taking place on the Epynt Ranges.

If you attempt to spectate on either event, you will not only risk the cancellation of these events but all future rallying on the Epynt Ranges. Read More »

Having won the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship in both 2018 and 2019, Jason Pritchard will attempt to complete a title winning hat trick when he contests the series again in 2021.

Having won the British Historic Rally Championship for a record-breaking third time in a row in 2017, Jason switched to the Asphalt Rally Championship in 2018 – winning three rallies and claiming the title in style in his immaculate North Road Garage-backed Ford Focus WRC.

Co-driven by Phil Clarke, Jason successfully defended his title in 2019 by winning the first three rounds and coming home second on the Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally and third on the final Ford Parts Cheviot Stages Rally to secure back-to-back titles. Read More »