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The only mixed surface event on the BRC calendar saw Fredrik Ahlin & Torstein Eriksen (Fabia R5) take victory, regaining the championship lead in the process. Osian Pryce & Dale Furniss (Fiesta R5) had lead after the opening days 8 gravel stages but they stopped on the 4th stage of the tarmac stages and with that the championship lead too. Matt Edwards & Phil Clarke (Fiesta R5) took 2nd place, 47.6 seconds behind Ahlin, to back up Edwards fine 2nd place in Ypres. Completing the podium were Rhys Yates & Alex Lee (Fiesta R5) after a tight battle with Martin McCormack & David Moynihan (Fiesta R5) with just 3.7 seconds separating the pair. In the BRC Junior category Callum Devine & Keith Moriarty (Adam R2) took overall honours. Read More »

Durham rally driver Stephen Petch took a well-deserved victory at the Minehead based Somerset Stages Rally on Saturday (8th April) but had to fight hard on all 14 stages to bring his Ford Fiesta WRC home in top spot.    Read More »

Woodpecker16 Petch1stStephen Petch took his first rally victory in around 12 months last weekend as he dominated the Event Signs Woodpecker Stages Rally in his Fiesta R5+. After taking second fastest time on the opening stage, Petch with co-driver Michael Wilkinson moved into top spot after the second test and was never headed for the remainder of the event. Petch finished just eight seconds in front of pre-rally favourite Jamie Anderson in his similar Fiesta, with Charlie Payne completing the top 3 in third, taking the Ravenol BTRDA Rally series title in the process. Read More »

Wood15 JamieAndersonMitsubishi WRC pilot Jamie Anderson took a last gasp victory on the final stage of the 2015 Eventsigns Woodpecker Stages Rally in Ludlow.  Recovering from a second stage puncture which dropped the Leicestershire man down towards the bottom of the top 10, Anderson and Ludlow co-driver Jon Scott had a three way battle all day long with fellow Mitsubishi driver Luke Francis/John Roberts and Fiesta R5+ pilot Stephen Petch/Ian Windress to take the win by just three seconds from a trying Petch. Early event leader Francis was disappointed to lose out on overall honours on the final stage to take third, just two seconds further back. Read More »

WD-40 Company has agreed a new sponsorship deal with one of Britain’s leading rally talents, Stephen Petch, for the 2015 season. The agreement will see the WD-40 brand support the County Durham based driver throughout the 2015 season as he contests the highly competitive 2015 BTRDA Championship.WD-40 Rally Car Stephen Petch (L) Ian Windress (R) Read More »

The win by Andy Burton and Robin Kellard in their Peugeot Cosworth on last weekend’s (Saturday, March 5) Malcolm Wilson Rally brought Kumho’s tally of 2011 rally victories to three in just three weeks. Moreover, with the Subaru Impreza of Roger Chilman and Andrew Sankey finishing second overall, and the Mitsubishi Evo IX of Stephen Petch and John Richardson coming home eighth, Kumho-shod cars filled three of the top 10 places on this popular event. Read More »

The Association of National Championship Rally Organisers (ANCRO) held their annual awards ceremony earlier today in Stratford-upon-Avon to recognise the champions from the 2010 MSA Gravel Rally Championship.

And whilst celebrations were the order of the day, following many years as organisers of the National series, this was to be the last one so it was especially poignant as outright champions for 2010; Jonny Milner and Ian Windress collected their awards from MSA Chief Executive, Colin Hilton. Read More »

The two SG Petch Motorsport cars had contrasting events on last weekends Coppermine Grizedale Forest Stages when Steve Petch Senior suffered a gearbox failure on his way to the very first stage. Son Stephen, in his Hyundai Accent World Rally Car ran inside the top five for most of the day, eventually finishing seventh overall after losing time in a ditch early on.

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It will be a battle of the Petchs’ this weekend as SG Petch Motorsport team boss Steve Petch goes head to head with his son Stephen once more on the forthcoming Grizedale Forest Stages, which starts from Coniston this Saturday.stephen-petch-jnr-bulldog023 Read More »