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A star-studded squadron of powerful rear-wheel drive Darrian rally cars will contest this year’s Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship – each intent, and capable, of giving the top World Rally Cars a run for their money and challenging for the overall title. Read More »


Nigel Feeney will make his competition debut on the Isle of Man, in Northern Ireland and in Belgium this year after committing to a full six-round Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship programme in his Mini John Cooper Works Mini WRC. Read More »

Bob Fowden is celebrating 40 years in rallying this year, and far from slowing down the popular Llanelli-based driver is upping the game and aiming for two titles in 2018, including the 2018 Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship, in his ex-works Comline Auto Parts/NGK-backed Subaru Impreza WRC S11.

Fowden began his long rallying career in 1978, driving a Mini on forest events. Impressive early performances soon attracted the attention of John Davenport, the British Leyland Team Manager, which allowed Fowden to upgrade to an ex-works Triumph TR7, in which he started to contest Tarmac rallies – winning the first Mewla Stages in 1982. An ex-works Rover 3500 Vitesse followed, with many more victories on Epynt until the big car began to show its age and was replaced in 1988 with a Ford Sierra RS Cosworth. Read More »

The Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship will be available to millions of viewers in 2018, thanks to an impressive broadcast package that will see all six rounds of the series aired on three platforms – television, on demand and on-line, including professionally broadcast live streaming. Former co-driver and seasoned presenter Howard Davies will host the television programmes, bringing his vast rallying knowledge and inimitable style to the comprehensive coverage. Read More »

The 2014 Welsh Tarmac Rally Champion Rob Tout will contest this year’s Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship in his B13 class Mitsubishi Evo 10. Read More »

Damian Cole will contest this year’s Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship – with the aim of winning it for a seventh time. Read More »

Entries have opened today for the 2018 Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship – with Championship Regulations published on-line at

Organised by the BTRDA, the Championship will consist of six rounds, with the best five scores to count.

The 2018 Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship is open to all fully paid-up members of the BTRDA (entry into the Championship includes full membership of the BTRDA) and who are registered in the Championship, having a National A or higher grade competition licence issued by the MSA, or by Motorsport Ireland. Read More »

The 2018 Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship will include a fantastic array of cash and product prizes throughout the classes – ranging from a total of 102 free tyres courtesy of Protyre, Mintex brake pads, £300 worth of vouchers and a masterclass from Nicky Grist Motorsports, a Melvyn Evans Motorsport Junior Award, an award for the highest placed Ford from Hendy Ford Motorsport, 15% off ferry travel to Ireland from Nutt Travel and a special travel and accommodation package to the Rally van Wervik and awards from Fairfield Motorsport.

Having taken a sabbatical in 2017, there has been a huge amount of interest from competitors and teams who have expressed a keen interest in contesting the revamped championship next year. Following discussions with competitors, Championship Co-ordinator Jane Evans has created a broad class structure designed to give a wide variety of cars a top national championship in which to compete in – which will be revealed in full when the Championship Regulations are published on December 1. Read More »

– A national championship with an international flavour, with the Down Rally in Northern Ireland and Rally van Wervik in Belgium added to the list of asphalt favourites
– Big class structure makes the Championship attractive to a wide range of cars and competitors
– Protyre Motorsport to supply all brands of tyre to registered competitors and offer generous event-by-event prizes to drivers using Pirelli, Michelin and Hoosier tyres
– Every event to have TV coverage, live on-line streaming and live radio reports Read More »

The MSA Asphalt Rally Championship will return in 2018, with Protyre as the title sponsor, an exciting TV package and a challenging calendar of events. Read More »