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Monaghan Manx15Tarmac rally competitors Kev Monaghan and Chris Purvis were forced into early retirement on the IMGold Manx National Rally, the second round of the REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship on the Isle of Man, when driveshaft failure on the morning of day two ended their challenge [9 May]. Read More »

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Dreadful weather conditions met all the crews on the 35th running of the Manx National Rally held in the Isle of Man but it brightened up on the Saturday stages. Using his experience from last years’ event and with some crews not getting to the finish, Paul gained good Championship points overall and his class, and provisionally won the Millington RWD Challenge.Evans Manx15a Read More »

A measured drive on the Manx Rally means that Simon Mauger still leads the REIS MSA National Championship, after what was a very challenging two days of rallying on the famous roads on the Isle of Man. It was Simon’s first visit to the Manx Rally since 2008 and the bumpy, technical roads were to be a massive challenge for the Metro 4M4 as well as for Simon and Co – Driver Jon Hawkins.Mauger Manx15 Read More »

Steve_Brown_PR3_15Steve Brown finished a solid second in class on the Manx National Rally last weekend.

Competing in only his second event in his newly built Nissan Micra Kit Car, Rochdale’s Steve Brown scored an impressive runner up position on last weekend’s IMGold Manx National Rally.  The Isle of Man event was the second round of the REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship and Brown took the two day event in his stride, securing a solid second in class B9 and taking maximum championship points. Read More »

Bird Manx15aLangwathby rally driver Paul Bird looked set to claim a fourth victory on the IMGold Manx National Rally this weekend after leading from the start but for a second year in succession, his hopes were dashed just three stages from home.

Driving the Mac Tools, Hager, Frank Bird Poultry-backed, Pirelli-shod and Dom Buckley Motorsport-prepared Ford Focus WRC07, Bird along with Welsh co driver Aled Davies was on course to follow up his victories in 2009, 2010 and 2013 and in doing so, avenge the big crash he suffered when well in command last year. Read More »

manxnat15 (6)The largest entry in a decade saw challenging conditions for the crews on the Isle of Man. Paul Bird & Aled Davies (Focus WRC) struck early and held a comfortable lead after the first four stages before Melvyn Evans & Mark Glennerster (Impreza WRC) struck back on stage 5 to cut the gap back to 20 seconds. It was short lived however as Evans was unable to start stage 6 due to electrical issues so Bird took an overnight lead of just under a minute ahead of Jason Pritchard & Phil Clarke (Focus WRC). After level pegging roughly on Saturday’s opening pair of stages, Bird started to extend his lead and he had almost a minute and three quarters going in to stage 11. That stage would see the demise of Bird though as he punctured early on and by the time the wheel was changed the lead had long since gone and he retired from the rally. This left Pritchard to back up his 2014 win with another excellent result in 2015. Read More »

Steve_Brown_PR__ManxRochdale rally driver Steve Brown will head across the Irish Sea this weekend as he heads to round two of the REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship, the IMGold Manx National Rally. The Isle of Man event will mark Brown’s second outing in his newly built kit car and the Nissan Micra pilot will aim to capitalise on his strong debut last month in Wales where he secured a creditable fourth in class B9. Read More »

Kev Monaghan and Chris Purvis will cross the Irish sea next week, heading for the famous IMGold Manx National Rally on the Isle of Man, the second round of the REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship (8th/9th May).Monaghan Epynt15 (2) Read More »

Steve_Brown_PR_1_15_NissanMicraKitCarRochdale rally ace Steve Brown will make the trip to Wales next weekend with a new car for 2015 as he kicks off his assault on this year’s REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship. The 27 year old Nissan Micra pilot will use his newly built kit car to tackle the opening round of the series, the Melvyn Evans Motorsport Tour of Epynt Rally.   After several years behind the wheel of his familiar Nissan Micra which he developed from a Formula F1000 a 1300cc Rally First car, this season will see Brown step up to class B9 where he will challenge for the 1400cc awards. Read More »

Northumberland rally driver Kev Monaghan will begin his assault on the REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship title next month, on the Tour of Epynt rally (8th March).Monaghan pre-Epynt15 Read More »