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A new rally championship has been launched this week which aims to rejuvenate the camaraderie and prime quality gravel conditions for two-wheel drive competitors in 2018 across five forest events in the UK.

In an idea devised by well-known Scrutineer John Cooper, the Rally2 Championship will follow the newly announced Rally 2WD format, which has been widely praised as a transformation of rallying for the 2wd fraternity. Read More »

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A five-round Forest Rally Challenge will be run within the 2018 FUCHS LUBRICANTS MSA British Historic Rally Championship.

The Challenge will be for those who concentrate on gravel rallies, and will allow them to compete for points and end of season awards across the five gravel rallies that feature on the calendar.

The Forest Rally Challenge will take in two events in Wales, two in the vast Kielder complex and one in the famous Yorkshire forests. Read More »

Two reunions for historic stage rally cars will be held next year, during Rally North Wales in March and the Red Kite Stages in June.

The pair of gravel rallies will run to the new Rally 2WD format and the team behind Rally 2WD is working to encourage as many historic crews as possible to support these Historic Reunion events in particular.

Rally North Wales (Saturday 24 March) and the Red Kite Stages (Saturday 23 June) will offer historic crews the best possible stage conditions by running all the two-wheel drive mileage ahead of the four-wheel drive cars and the plan is to build significant historic entries by making these two rallies a celebration of historic rallying on gravel. Read More »

The provisional calendar for the 2018 MSA British Historic Rally Championship has been announced as the series organisers move to ensure that the historic crews get the best possible road conditions on the five gravel rallies. Read More »

A new date, a new route and a partnership with Rally 2WD will give the Red Kite Stages a new look for 2018.

In a break with tradition, this popular forest event from Amman and District Motor Club will move to the forests of South Wales on Saturday 23 June and will run to the innovative new Rally 2WD format, with all the two-wheel drive cars running first on the road. Read More »

A bold new initiative has been launched in a bid to rekindle support for gravel rallying for historic and two-wheel drive cars. Read More »

The TV coverage of the opening two rounds of the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship will first be screened on Tuesday 18 April at 9am on Motorsport TV.

The first programme will cover all the action form the Red Kite Stages and Rally North Wales as Nick Elliott and Dave Price took an impressive pair of wins to take the early championship advantage.

While the championship will again feature in regular dedicated programmes on Motorsport TV, an increasing focus is being placed onto on-line content, including mini-features, editorials, previews and swift post-event summaries. This content will be available via social media and YouTube. Read More »

faulkner-red-kitre17After nearly 4 years since last driving the car, Solihull-based Scott Faulkner and his Welsh co driver Dominic Adams took their Mitsubishi Evo 9 to Llandovery, Camarthenshire last weekend to compete on the Red Kite Stages Rally.

Following on from a very busy Christmas rebuild for the car, 6 slippery fog-covered stages faced nearly 70 crews who had made the trip to compete on the event – which kicked off early on Sunday morning. Read More »

bhrc17-red-kite-bThe special award winners from the opening round of the 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Red Kite Stages (Sunday 19 February) have been announced.

David Hopkins and Tony Vart collected the award for the ‘Best Improvement on Seeding’, which is a set of axle brake pads from Mintex. They had a great run in their 1600cc Sunbeam Talbot to win class D2 as they finally overcame engine dramas that have dogged their progress for 18 months. Read More »

bhrc17-red-kite-aNick Elliott and Dace Price opened their bid for the 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship in the best possible style on the opening round, today’s Red Kite Stages (Sunday 19 February).

The Cheltenham Ford Escort Mk2 crew finished the day with a winning margin of 35s over defending champions Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke after 45-miles of classic Welsh stages on the Llandovery-based event. Read More »