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Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series leader Callum Black is aiming for victory on the Nicky Grist Stages – and after contesting the all-gravel qualifying round on Saturday 8 July, the 586 Sports-prepared Ford Fiesta R5+ driver will remain in mid-Wales for the following day’s Spencer Sport Acropolis Rally (Sunday 9 July); giving him invaluable Tarmac rally practice and a chance of more points over the MAXXIS MSA English Rally Championship ‘double-header’ weekend event. Read More »

Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series contender George Morrison got his championship season back on track last weekend, taking his MG ZR to third place in the 1400C class at the DMACK Carlisle Stages.

After suffering a devastating opening stage retirement at the Somerset Stages in April, the MG ZR pilot headed to Cumbria to re-invigorate his championship hopes in the 1400C class and duly delivered, taking his first podium spot of the season. Read More »

A fourth successive win in the BTRDA Rally Series – DMACK Fiesta ST Trophy this weekend brings the hotly contested single make championship title within the grasp of Bingley rally star Sam Bilham.

With victory at the DMACK Carlisle Stages on Saturday (10th June), the 2300 Club John Easson Award winner and co-driver Cameron Fair are just one podium result away from taking the Fiesta honours, despite three rounds of the series yet to run. Read More »

Bingley rally driver Sam Bilham will head to Cumbria this weekend looking for win number four in the BTRDA Rally Series N3 class and DMACK Fiesta ST Trophy at the DMACK Carlisle Stages.

Taking a hat-trick of wins so far this season, the 2300 Club John Easson Award winner and co-driver Cameron Fair have been a dominant pairing in the hotly contested single make championship and will enter the second half of the series firmly in control at the top of the standings. Read More »

Entries are now open for the Nicky Grist Stages (8-9 July) – with the official event Regulations and Entry forms published on-line at

2017 celebrates the 37th running of Quinton Motor Club’s forest stage rally, the 30th consecutive year of it hosting a round of the BTRDA Rally Series and the seventh year of title sponsorship from Nicky Grist Motorsports. Following its maiden success last year, the Nicky Grist Stages remains the only mixed-surface round of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship, with a fine-tuned route for 2017 giving competitors a magnificent gravel and Tarmac challenge and spectators a weekend-long festival of top class rally action. Read More »

Every marshal on this year’s DMACK Carlisle Stages (Saturday 10 June) will be given a Smidge midge-proof headnet to help cope with the possibility of midges in the forests.

The Roger Albert Clark Motor Club has become a distributor for the highly-effective Smidge, which keeps the midges away from the wearer’s head and face. Every signed-on marshal on the Carlisle Stages will be given a Smidge. Read More »

Jerseyman Ed Fossey continued his fine form in the BTRDA Rally Championship on the Plains Rally last weekend – the third round of gravel rally series. The Yokohama-backed star finished a fine 60th out of 120 competitors, but more importantly the Toyota Yaris driver continues to lead the Thomas Panels 1400S championship after securing his second podium in a row – notching-up third in class on the Welsh gravel. Read More »

Flookburgh rally driver Aaron McClure found the pace he has been looking for all season as he took 4th in the hotly contested NR4 category at last weekend’s Plains Rally in Welshpool.

McClure headed to round three of the Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series down in ninth place in the standings after his round two retirement.  Eager to climb the leader board in Wales, McClure initially headed into the forests with a goal of simply adding to his tally, boosting his hopes of claiming a podium result in the championship. Read More »

John Easson Award winner Sam Bilham enjoyed his third win of the season as he took the DMACK Fiesta ST Trophy and class N3 honours at last weekend’s Plains Rally.

However, the Bingley ace didn’t have it all his own way and was languishing down in fifth at the halfway point of the event, before recovering to take the victory in the closing stages of the Welshpool based BTRDA Rally Series qualifier. Read More »

Heavy overnight rain dampened down the Dyfi complex of stages and it was Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta WRC) who took the lead on the opening stage. Callum Black & Elliott Edmondson (Fiesta) went fastest on the next stage to tie for the overall lead but two more fastest times for Petch followed and his lead was 4 seconds by mid event service. In the afternoon Petch was joint fastest on only one stage but critically was not beaten by Black on any stage, taking victory by 11 seconds in the end. Black was having to keep an eye on Jamie Anderson & Ross Whittock (Fiesta R5) who completed the podium, just 7 seconds further back. Read More »