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Blackheath rally driver Ruairi Bell believes there is “more to come” this season after taking the Junior win and second in class at a treacherous Rallye Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras (28/29 February) in Portugal at the weekend.

Bell, who is contesting the FIA Junior World Rally Championship, overcame torrential rain and thick mud across the soft surface of the Portuguese gravel to secure the category win, giving a confidence boost to his JWRC campaign which continues in Sardinia in June. Read More »

Reigning Fiesta Trophy UK champion Ruairi Bell ensured his leap into the FIA Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC) got off to a solid start, by taking seventh place at an unpredictable opening round, Rally Sweden (13-16 February).

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London based Ruairi Bell continued his sensational season behind the wheel by becoming the first British driver and youngest ever winner of a Peugeot Iberica Cup round at last weekend’s FIA World Rally Championship, RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada (24-27 October).

Bell stormed into the lead of the ultra-competitive single-make championship on the penultimate counting stage of the Cup to take victory and in the process, became the first winner of a round of the popular series that hasn’t hailed from either Portugal or Spain. Read More »

Junior British Rally Championship ace Ruairi Bell picked up where he left off this season, by setting a string of impressive stage times on his debut at Britain’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship, Wales Rally GB (3-6 October).

Bell, 19 from London had already won the BRC Fiesta Trophy in 2019, handing him a sizeable €60,000 towards an FIA Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC) campaign thanks to M-Sport and Pirelli, but would head to Llandudno in a bid to gain more experience for the future. Read More »

London based rally driver Ruairi Bell helped to cement his plans for 2020 by winning €60,000 towards an FIA Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC) campaign after storming to the Fiesta Trophy victory at last weekend’s Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally (14th September), final round of the British Rally Championship (BRC).

The 19-year-old ace took his Baltic Motorsport Fiesta R2T to fourth place in the Junior BRC during the day, doing enough to scoop the biggest prize in UK Rallying which has been provided by M-Sport and Pirelli. Read More »

London based rally driver Ruairi Bell ensured he is still in with a chance of scooping a 60,000 Euro prize fund from M-Sport and Pirelli towards a campaign in the 2020 Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC), with fourth place in the Junior British Rally Championship (JBRC) at last weekend’s Today’s Ulster Rally (17th August).

At just 19 years old, Bell returned a mature performance behind the wheel of his Marex Spectron and Protec backed M-Sport Fiesta R2T, to ensure he takes the fight for the JWRC prize to the final round of the series in Scotland next month. Read More »

Ruairi Bell enjoyed a successful return to the Junior British Rally Championship last weekend by securing a career-best second place at the Renties Ypres Rally (28 -29 June).

Fresh from a debut in the FIA World Rally Championship at Rally de Portugal in which he won his class, Bell mastered the Belgian roads to claim his first JBRC podium at the fourth round of the series. His impressive result means he now heads the race to secure a 60,000 Euro prize fund from M-Sport and Pirelli towards a campaign in the 2020 Junior World Rally Championship. Read More »

Junior British Rally Championship front-runner Ruairi Bell proved he is ‘one to watch’ for the future, by winning the hotly contested RC4 class and first two-wheel-drive on his debut in the FIA World Rally Championship at Vodafone Rally de Portugal last week (31st May – 2nd June). Read More »

EDSL Sport drivers Ruairi Bell and Jordan Reynolds highlighted the potential of the new M-Sport Fiesta R2 at last weekend’s West Cork Rally, with a string of top stage times in the Junior British Rally Championship category (16/17 March).

Both squad members impressed on what was both the car and crew’s debut in southern Ireland, with Bell giving the new Fiesta its first JBRC stage win on his way to fifth place in the category. A similarly strong showing by Reynolds was curtailed when an electrical issue caused an early bath for the youngster. Read More »

Official M-Sport Fiesta R2 re-sellers for the UK EDSL Sport, believe the 2019 version of the much-acclaimed machine will be “well matched” to the undulating roads of the West Cork Rally next weekend (16/17 March).

The Hampshire based preparation firm will field two of the brand-new M-Sport built examples at round two of the British Rally Championship, which makes the trek to Southern Ireland and the town of Cork for a two-day blast over the closed public roads in the area. Read More »