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Aaron_McClurePR17_15_CamA confident Aaron McClure headed to North Wales last weekend in the hope of picking up an elusive  category win in his Allfloors Express – Yokohama backed Mitsubishi E9 on the final round of the REIS-Ravenol BTRDA Series, the Cambrian Rally.  All was going to plan for the Flookburgh rally ace too as he headed the hotly contested Production Cup runners after the opening two stages, when a complete loss of brakes forced the 2300 Club John Easson Award winner to retire from the lead. Read More »

Rhys_Yates_PR10_15_CAM_InActionFresh from victory in the B10 class of the REIS-Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series, Chesterfield rally ace Rhys Yates stamped his mark firmly on the leader board of last weekend’s season finale’ as he took the newly acquired Brettex Site Services M-Sport Ford Fiesta R5 to 11th overall at the Cambrian Rally.  Stepping up to the four wheel drive machine for the event, Yates returned a series of competitive times throughout the day including an impressive fourth overall, despite only having a brief test in the car during the week.   Read More »

cambrian15 (3)A bumper entry left the start under the grey skies of Llandudno, with 8 forest stages ahead of them before the final tarmac stage around the Great Orme. On 7 of those 8 gravel tests David Bogie & Kevin Rae (Fiesta R5) went fastest taking an emphatic victory of almost a minute. Luke Francis & John Roberts were the only other crew to set fastest stage times and had to fight back from dropping a minute on stage 6, to get 2nd overall. They did this on the final stage pushing Josh Moffett & John Rowan (Fiesta WRC) down to 3rd overall. Read More »

BTRDA rally ace Rhys Yates will head to the final round of the season with a new steed, as he contests next weekend’s Cambrian Rally in his recently acquired Brettex Site Services M-Sport Ford Fiesta R5. The Chesterfield driver has campaigned a front wheel drive Fiesta R2 in the REIS-Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series and Silver Star championship during 2015 and will step up to the new machine for his debut in one of the most modern rally cars of its time in North Wales on Saturday 17th October.

Thanks to sponsors Brettex acquisition of the top flight car, Yates has recently announced his intentions to contest the 2016 MSA British Rally Championship which will embrace the R5 category cars at the forefront of the series. Read More »

trackrod15 (45)Brettex Site Services backed Rhys Yates continued his dominant run in the REIS-Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series last weekend, taking another start to finish B10 class victory at Trackrod Rally Yorkshire.  The Chesterfield based Ford Fiesta R2 pilot has proved to be the star of this year’s series, taking wins in all but one event contested in 2015 and his win in the Yorkshire forests has netted the 23 year old the class title in only his first full season of rallying. Read More »

trackrod15 (95)MSA RSF Young Driver of the Year Sam Bilham endured a tough day in the Yorkshire forest last weekend as he narrowly missed out on a Rally First podium spot at the REIS-Ravenol BTRDA Championship qualifier, Trackrod Rally Yorkshire. After sitting in an impressive second in RF1.4 for much of the day, a penultimate stage off would dash all hopes of a win and the Bingley star dropped out of contention to fifth as he crossed the Pickering Showground finish ramp. Read More »

trackrod15 (21)2300 Club John Easson Award winner Aaron McClure returned his “drive of the year” at last weekend’s Trackrod Rally Yorkshire, penultimate round of the REIS-Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series. The Allfloors Express – Yokohama backed Mitsubishi E9 pilot set several top five overall stage times to finish the Pickering based event seventh overall and third in the ultra-competitive N4 class and Hyundai Genpower Production Cup. Read More »

trackrod15 (6)Glorious conditions once again bathed the North Yorkshire Moors for the Trackrod Forest Stages. With two separate events there was plenty of action to catch and in the BTRDA championship Charlie Payne & Carl Williamson (Fiesta) took a comfortable victory of almost two minutes from Damian Cole & Jack Morton (Fiesta WRC). By no means was that the whole story as Stephen Petch & Ian Windress (Fiesta R5+) had gone fastest on the opening stage and the fourth stage to lie half a minute behind Payne, before the final pair of stages. Sadly Staindale would prove the undoing as a throttle stuck wide open forcing Petch in to retirement. With Cole up to a comfortable 2nd overall, the final stage saw a shoot out for 3rd overall. Phil & Simon Pickard (Impreza) held it by just a single second from Pat Naylor & Ian Lawrence (Evo IX) but it was Naylor who came out in 3rd overall as Pickard lost 15 seconds, dropping to 6th overall. Read More »

Rhys_Yates_PR7_15_TRYChesterfield rally ace Rhys Yates will head to the penultimate round of the REIS-Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series this weekend in a bid to secure the coveted BTRDA Silver Star title at the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire (Saturday 26th September).  The series for two wheel drive contenders is one of the closest battles in British Rallying and Yates will pilot his Brettex Site Services backed Ford Fiesta R2 on the Pickering based event in hope of adding to his five class victories this year and taking the title with a round to spare. Read More »

BTRDA Rally series regular Sam Bilham will tackle his home event this weekend in his newly acquired Ford Fiesta ST. Making the step up from a Rally First Nissan Micra, Bilham will use the Allfab EMS Ltd backed machine at Trackrod Rally Yorkshire (Saturday 26th September), the penultimate round of the REIS-Ravenol BTRDA Championship.

The 18 year old from Bingley, West Yorkshire has had sporadic outings in the BTRDA series this year in the 1400cc Next Big Step award Micra but having secured a deal to contest the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship – Wales Rally GB in November, Bilham will use the Pickering event to test the class N3 car ahead of his WRC debut. Read More »