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In only his second season in the series, Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates scored his first ever Prestone MSA British Rally Championship podium with third overall at last weekend’s Nicky Grist Stages in Wales (8th/9th July).

Competing against some of the best rally drivers in the business, Yates and co-driver Alex Lee battled over two gruelling days of flat-out driving across the forests and closed roads of Epynt Military Ranges in the heart of Wales. Read More »

Swedish driver Fredrik Ahlin and his Norwegian co-driver Torstein Eriksen claimed victory on round five of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship – the Nicky Grist Stages (8/9 July). Local crew Osian Pryce and Dale Furniss (Ford Fiesta R5) led for most of the event until a high-pressure fuel pump failure sidelined the Welsh pairing on Sunday afternoon – allowing the Scandinavian crew to inherit the lead in their DMACK Skoda Fabia R5. The Welsh event was their third victory this season – returning them to the top of the championship table. Read More »

The only mixed surface event on the BRC calendar saw Fredrik Ahlin & Torstein Eriksen (Fabia R5) take victory, regaining the championship lead in the process. Osian Pryce & Dale Furniss (Fiesta R5) had lead after the opening days 8 gravel stages but they stopped on the 4th stage of the tarmac stages and with that the championship lead too. Matt Edwards & Phil Clarke (Fiesta R5) took 2nd place, 47.6 seconds behind Ahlin, to back up Edwards fine 2nd place in Ypres. Completing the podium were Rhys Yates & Alex Lee (Fiesta R5) after a tight battle with Martin McCormack & David Moynihan (Fiesta R5) with just 3.7 seconds separating the pair. In the BRC Junior category Callum Devine & Keith Moriarty (Adam R2) took overall honours. Read More »

Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates will head to the Nicky Grist Stages in Wales this weekend, just days after taking a top five Prestone MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) finish at the gruelling Ypres Rally in Belgium.

Fresh from yet another solid result at the notorious event which claimed many top-flight drivers over the course of the weekend, Yates like all BRC crews had just two weeks to prepare their cars for the fifth round of the series which takes place in Builth Wells. Read More »

Prestone MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) contender Rhys Yates brought his Brettex backed Ford Fiesta R5 home in an impressive fifth place at last weekends Ypres Rally in Belgium (23 / 24th June). Read More »

Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates heads to mainland Europe for the first time in his career this week as he contests the fourth round of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship, the Ypres Rally in Belgium (23rd/24th June).

Having scored a confidence-boosting result at the opening two rounds of the series, Yates suffered a retirement in Scotland last time out and will aim to reignite his championship hopes at the event. Read More »

Brettex Site Services – the title sponsor of up-and-coming British rally star Rhys Yates – is helping this year’s Nicky Grist Stages (8-9 July) raise funds for two local charities by generously agreeing to pay for the print cost of the event programme.

Money raised by selling the event programmes is split evenly each year between the Tirabad Village Hall and the Brecon Rotary Group – with charity representatives manning the entry to the spectator car parking areas. Last year 750 programmes were printed, raising much-appreciated funds. Read More »

Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates endured a tough time at last weekend’s RSAC Scottish Rally (19th/20th May), having to withdraw the Brettex Fiesta R5 from the event after hitting a rock on the opening leg.

The third round of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship saw crews head to Dumfries for the notorious event which consisted of a two-day blast around traditional stages such as Twiglees and Ae.  Read More »

Brettex Site Services backed rally ace Rhys Yates will take his Prestone MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) aspirations to Scotland this weekend (19th/20th May) for the third round of the series, the RSAC Scottish Rally.

After notching up two top six finishes in the series so far, Yates lies an impressive fourth in the BRC standings in what is only his second year in the championship, just four points away from the podium spots heading into the Dumfries based event. Read More »

Prestone MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) hopeful Rhys Yates notched an impressive sixth overall and first Englishman home at last weekend’s Pirelli International Rally in Carlisle.

After recording his best ever BRC result of fifth on the opening round in Jedburgh, the Chesterfield ace now moves into a fine fourth position in the championship and just four points shy of a podium position after round two of the series. Read More »