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Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates is aiming to keep his British and European Championship hopes alive by contesting both the Ulster Rally (17/18 August) and the Barum Czech Rally Zlin (24-26 August) in the same week. Read More »

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Rhys Yates was cruelly denied a top finish at last weekend’s Rally di Roma Capitale (20/22 July) with two punctures hampering his progress up the leader board at the fifth round of the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC) in Italy. Read More »

The Chesterfield driver had stormed to a string of impressive results over the opening half of the season but was cruelly denied a finish at last month’s Renties Ypres Rally after co-driver Elliott Edmondson became ill during the event. With Edmondson fully recovered, Yates will now resume his assault on the coveted ERC Under 28 Junior title. Read More »

After storming to victory at Rally Van Wervik in Belgium, a warm-up event for round two of the British Championship, the 24-year-old from Chesterfield had his sights set on a top-five finish last weekend. But after an impressive performance during the pre-event practice session and subsequent qualifying, Yates was forced to pull out of the event as co-driver Elliott Edmondson became ill and was advised not to continue by the event medics. Read More »

British Rally driver Rhys Yates will be looking for a “realistic” result at the Renties Ypres Rally (22/23 June) in Belgium, despite making history with an overall victory at Rally Van Wervik last week.

The 24-year-old driver from Chesterfield elected to warm-up for the forthcoming Prestone MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) qualifier with an outing in Wervik and was rewarded with a start-to-finish win, the first British driver to take the top spot on the event in its 42-year history. Read More »

Steve Brown secured another solid finish for his newly developed Nissan Micra Kit Car last weekend, taking eighth in class 3F and valuable championship points at Rally van Wervik (8/9th June) in Belgium.

The Rochdale driver would make the trip across the English Channel to contest the Flanders International Rally Challenge (FIRC) qualifier in only the second event for the crowd-pleasing machine this season. Read More »

Rhys Yates proved he is one of the most talented rally drivers in Europe by leading last weekend’s Rally Van Wervik (8/9 June) from start to finish, to become the first British driver to win the Belgian event in its 42-year history.

The Chesterfield ace fired his Brettex Skoda Fabia R5 into the lead of the rally on the opening stage and was never headed to win four of the event’s 12 stages, taking his biggest rally victory to date and in the process, maximum points in the Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship. Read More »

Rhys Yates has become the first British driver to win the Rally van Wervik, after he and co-driver Elliott Edmondson clinched outright victory on Round 3 of the Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship in their Brettex-backed ŠKODA Fabia R5. Wayne Sisson/Max Freeman have taken the lead of the Championship mid-way through the season, after another impressive performance in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. Read More »

Fresh from an impressive result in France, Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates will head to Belgium this weekend, to contest Rally van Wervik (8/9 June) as he prepares to resume his Prestone MSA British Rally Championship campaign later this month.

Yates and co-driver Elliott Edmondson have enjoyed the best possible start to their season, taking third Under 28 in the FIA European Rally Championship at the Azores Rally in March. This was then surpassed with a storming run on the opening round of the British Rally Championship, taking second overall and a career-best result for Yates in the process. Read More »

Twenty-five-year-old rally driver Rhys Yates continued his impressive run of form behind the wheel of his Brettex Skoda Fabia R5, by taking seventh overall on his debut in the French National rally series at the Antibes Côte d’Azur Rally (19th/20th May).

Competing against some of the best asphalt rally drivers in the sport, Yates and co-driver Elliott Edmondson would tackle stages more commonly used on the legendary Rallye Monte Carlo. Despite having never driven on the daunting cliff edge lined roads before, Yates secured an impressive result against much more experienced competition. Read More »