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rsykes_wrgb15b3Stourbridge rally driver Richard Sykes will start his first event of 2016 next weekend when he contests the Nicky Grist Stages in Wales in his Bathams Breweries, G I Sykes Ltd and Body Clinic-supported Citroen DS3 R3.

Sykes has been out of action since Wales Rally GB last year, a shoulder injury suffered while snowboarding in January curtailing his 2016 rally plans. However, following an operation, he’s now fit to return to the driving seat. Read More »

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rs_somerset01Stourbridge rally driver Richard Sykes got his BTRDA Mixed Surface Championship campaign off to a flying start when he finished second in class on the Somerset Stages in his Bathams Brewery, Boroughbridge Marina, G I Sykes and Body Clinic-supported Citroën DS3. Read More »

rs_riponian03Stourbridge-based Richard Sykes’ preparations for his BTRDA Mixed Surface rally championship campaign will continue next weekend when he takes part in Rally North Wales.

Since his last event in February Sykes has done further testing in his new Bathams Brewery, Boroughbridge Marina, G I Sykes and Body Clinic-supported Citroën DS3 as he attempts to get to grips with the many changes from his previous car. Read More »

rs15_riponian01Stourbridge rally driver Richard Sykes endured a tough debut event for his new Citroën DS3 on the Riponian rally but he battled through several setbacks to take a class win.

The 2012 British Rally Championship Challenge champion entered the Thirsk-based event to get some valuable mileage in the G I Sykes Ltd, Boroughbridge Marina, Bathams Brewery and Body Clinic-supported DS3 ahead of his planned BTRDA Mixed Surface title campaign. Read More »

rs_riponian01It will be all change this season for Stourbridge rally driver Richard Sykes as he embarks on a new championship challenge in a new car.

After several seasons driving a Citroën C2R2 Max in the British Rally Championship Challenge, including a title win in 2012 and runner-up spot in 2013 and 2014, Sykes has acquired ex-DGM Citroën DS3. He will competing the new BTRDA Mixed Surface championship and the car will be supported by G I Sykes Ltd, Boroughbridge Marina, Bathams Brewery and Body Clinic. Read More »

richardsykes_rallyisleofmanprev01Stourbridge’s Richard Sykes will finish his British Rally Championship (BRC) Challenge season later this week when he contests Rally Isle of Man in his Bathams Brewery and G I Sykes Ltd-backed Citroën C2 R200 with co-driver Emma Morrison.

Sykes will be trying to win back the championship he won in 2012, having finished as the runner up last year. Read More »

Stourbridge’s Richard Sykes is looking to extend his slender British Rally Championship (BRC) Challenge lead next weekend when he contests the Ulster rally.

After crashing out of the previous championship round in Scotland, Sykes’ lead in the title race was cut to just two points so the pressure is on to bring the Bathams Brewery and G.I.Sykes-supported Citroën C2 R200 home in a good points scoring position.

Sykes and co-driver Emma Morrison prepared for the tarmac lanes of Ulster by contesting the recent Tyneside Stages, an event which used the army ranges at Otterburn. Their rally didn’t go to plan, with various car problems, and he was eventually forced out with a broken driveshaft. Read More »

richardsykes_scottishrally2014Stourbridge’s Richard Sykes had a disappointing end to his Scottish rally last weekend when he crashed out of the event while comfortably in the lead.

The event, round three of the British Rally Championship (BRC) Challenge, commenced on Friday evening with a very popular spectator stage near Dumfries. Sykes and co-driver Emma Morrison were the quickest of the BRC Challenge crews by 1.6 seconds in their Bathams Brewery and G I Sykes-supported Citroën C2 R200. Read More »

richardsykes_scottishpreview2014Stourbridge rally driver Richard Sykes will be targeting his third win in three events this season when he contests the latest round of the British Rally Championship (BRC) Challenge, the Scottish rally, next weekend.

After wins on the Pirelli and Jim Clark Challenge events Sykes and co-driver Emma Morrison lead the championship in their Bathams Brewery and G I Sykes Ltd-supported Citroën C2 R200 and they are hoping for better luck than they had on last year’s event when a puncture dropped them down the leaderboard from 2nd place. Read More »

Richard Sykes and Emma Morrison won the Jim Clark Challenge Rally at the end of May, leading the NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge Trophy and Class 4 of the MSA British Rally Championship in their Citroën C2.

However, the event was marred by the deaths of three spectators at the rally, causing it to be stopped prematurely with no celebrations or prize giving a mark of respect to those involved.

Peugeot 205 crew Ross Hunter and Josh Davison were second, briefly taking the lead towards the end of the rally, but their result puts them joint second in the championship with Neil Matthews and Claire Williams. Read More »