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London rally driver Ruairi Bell dominated the top of the Junior British Rally Championship leader board at the Grampian Forest Rally last weekend (14 August) and was on course to take his second victory of the season, before a technical issue cruelly forced him out of the event almost within sight of the finish. Read More »

London rally driver Ruairi Bell delivered a dominating performance in the Junior British Rally Championship last weekend (10 July) to secure his maiden victory in the series and get his title aspirations back on track at the Nicky Grist Stages.

Bell, 21 from Blackheath led the ultra-competitive Junior challengers for seven out of the eight stages to record his first ever win in the Championship and now lies just eight points shy of the lead of the series with five rounds remaining. Read More »

London rally driver Ruairí Bell has confirmed his 2021 campaign in the Junior British Rally Championship, driving an M-Sport Ford Fiesta Rally4.

Bell, 21 from Blackheath is a previous winner of the M-Sport and Pirelli Trophy which ran as part of the Junior BRC in 2019 and victory enabled him to mount a campaign on the FIA Junior World Rally Championship in 2020. Read More »

London rally driver Ruairi Bell will kick-start his 2021 competitive outings behind the wheel by contesting the opening round of the Peugeot Iberica Cup in Portugal, thanks to the motorsport preparation firm PT Racing.

Bell, 21 from Blackheath has contested selected events of the all-Peugeot series previously, but will now head to Rali Terras d’Aboboreira (30th March – 1st May) in a brand new Protec Temporary Protection and Marex backed 208 Rally4, to gain more experience of European events and, for the first time, will be partnered by Welsh co-driver Gareth Parry. Read More »

London rally driver Ruairi Bell set a blistering pace at the final round of the Junior World Rally Championship, ACI Rally Monza (3-6 December), claiming third place, fastest stage times and his best-ever JWRC result at the unforgiving Italian event.

The Blackheath based 20-year-old not only rounded off his season in style, but such was his speed during the notorious snow-laden Saturday leg of the rally, Bell also set a remarkable 14th overall fastest rally time, beating many WRC regulars in the process, setting him up perfectly to record his maiden JWRC podium at the legendary “Cathedral of Speed”. His result at the weekend also vaulted the Brit to fifth in the JWRC drivers standings. Read More »

FIA Junior World Rally Championship contender Ruairi Bell endured a “rollercoaster of a rally” at the third round of the series, mixing encouraging pace with a devastating last stage retirement within sight of the finish line at last weekend’s Rally Italia Sardegna (8th- 10th October). Read More »

Blackheath rally driver Ruairi Bell overcame a horrifying crash in Portugal to secure his best result in the FIA Junior World Rally Championship last weekend (4-6 September), taking fourth place at Rally Estonia, round two of the coveted series.

The 20-year-old from London, adapted perfectly the super-fast gravel roads, setting top-three fastest stage times on his way to a best-ever Junior World rally Championship (JWRC) result. Read More »

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 »