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Over 100 crews from across the UK will head to Minehead this weekend as the Somerset Stages Rally returns to the seaside resort for its annual event on Saturday 8th April. Read More »

The popular seaside resort of Minehead will once again play host to the only loose surface stage rally in the South of the UK as the Somerset Stages Rally returns to the town for its 8th April event.somerset-pre17a Read More »

fossey-2017-announce-bJersey-born rally star Ed Fossey will contest a full year of rallying in 2017 as he commits to the national British Trials and Rally Drivers Association (BTRDA) Championship aboard his Yokohama-backed Toyota Yaris.

The 18-year-old stepped up from the Junior 1000 series at the beginning of 2016 winning ‘The Next Big Step’ scholarship and undertook a development plan last year, selecting several unique events to develop his rallying skills with tarmac running and more importantly several events on a variety of gravel surfaces. Read More »

George_Morrison_inactionIn only his first gravel event since July last year, rally driver George Morrison netted a solid finish at last weekend’s Somerset Stages Rally to kick start his BTRDA Rally Challenge assault. The Cottesmore based HM Forces Mechanic took his MG ZR to twelfth in class at the Minehead event which was held in tricky conditions across the Exmoor forests. Read More »

Bilham_inaction_emailBingley rally ace Sam Bilham drove with his sights set firmly on the Fiesta St Trophy title at last weekend’s (16th April) Somerset Stages Rally to finish fourth in the series and class N3. Battling tricky conditions in the forests across Exmoor, the Reis Motorsport Insurance backed 19 year old took a mature approach to the Minehead based event to ensure he retained top-spot in the Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series standings after the third round. Read More »

After a fierce battle across 13 stages in the Exmoor forests, Rhuddlan’s Luke Francis and John H Roberts took a start to finish victory at the Somerset Stages Rally on Saturday (16th April). The Mitsubishi E9 pilot headed to the Minehead based event after a recent Rally North Wales victory and stamped his mark firmly on the top step of the podium to take the win by eight seconds from pre event favourites Charlie Payne and Carl Williamson.Somerset16 Francis Read More »

somerset16 (7)It was memories of 2000 as we approached the Somerset Stages with snow falling on the Quantocks. It didn’t settle however and it was a largely dry day which saw Luke Francis & John Roberts (Evo IX) fight a day long battle with Charles Payne & Carl Williamson (Fiesta). Francis took an early lead through the first two stages to lead by 8 seconds before Payne got his first stage win at Chargot. The pendulum swung back before Porlock where the 2nd run saw Francis drop time and his lead cut to just 3 seconds. A push on the first few stages of the afternoon gravel loop saw Francis extend his lead and he eventually won by 8 seconds from Payne. Read More »

Somerset16aOne of the most exciting top ten in recent history will head a 130 strong field away from Minehead this weekend, as the Somerset Stages rally returns once again to the seaside resort on Saturday 16th April. Competitors across the country will descend on the town as crews contest almost 40 miles of competitive stages in the North of the county. Read More »

Morrison pre-Somerset16Cottesmore rally driver George Morrison will head to Minehead this weekend to begin his assault on the 2016 BTRDA Rally Challenge at the Somerset Stages Rally (16th April). The HM Forces Engineer will once again use his familiar MG ZR to contest the series which offers a mixture of loose surface and asphalt rallies in seven rounds across the UK. Read More »

Sam Bilham pre-Somerset162014 MSA RSF Young Driver of the Year Sam Bilham will head to the South West this weekend in a bid to stay on top of the BTRDA Fiesta ST Trophy standings at the third round of the series, the Somerset Stages Rally. After a solid result on the opening two rounds, the Reis Motorsport Insurance backed ace heads both the ST Trophy and the hotly contested BTRDA Production Cup, with co-driver Richard Crozier. Read More »