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The format of Rally Yorkshire, with international, national and regional championships all coming together under a single umbrella event is a blue print for the future of top level forest rallying in Britain, says event clerk of the course Rod Parkin.

Parkin, who has more than 40 years experience in the organisation of the sport, believes that major forest events will need to attract a wide range of championships if they are to survive. Read More »


Ramsey’s David Harrison headed to round two of the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship, the Pirelli International Rally in Carlisle at the weekend.

Heading in to the event David, and co-driver John Connor held on to second in the Swift Sport Cup section of the Championship and were looking for another strong haul of points before the season switches to tarmac for the next three rounds. After a fraught recce in which the pair picked up no less than three punctures they started the event from Carlisle racecourse on Friday evening for the first of three evening stages. Read More »

This weekend will see the second round of the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship and Suzuki Swift Sport Cup – the Pirelli International Rally, where Ramsey’s David Harrison and co-driver John Connor will be looking to make a mense following a disappointing start to the year on the Bulldog International Rally back in March. Read More »

Following enthusiastic support by the Borough Council, the 2010 International Rally Yorkshire will be based in the resort town of Scarborough for the first time in 25 years on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th September.

Bringing an estimated £3m to the local economy over the weekend, Scarborough will host the rally’s start, finish, headquarters and service area, from where up to 180 competitors will head into the fabulous Yorkshire forests for a unique experience in British rallying. In addition to the boost to the local businesses, the event will portray the host town and region on television, which will broadcast around the world. Read More »

After the long winter break Manx driver David Harrison headed to the first round of the 2010 British Rally Championship and Suzuki Swift Sport Cup in Welshpool on Saturday. With no time for testing prior to the rally it was straight in at the deep end for the Ramsey man who was trying a left hand drive car for the first time.

It wasn’t long before the dramas started, and Harrison was forced to nurse the car through the first two stages after the car developed clutch problems, losing several minutes. Following stages one and two through Myherin and Sweet Lamb David and new co-driver John Connor were able to head back to the Welshpool service area where the Jam Motorsport team successfully set about repairing the ailing clutch. Read More »

Ramsey’s David Harrison is gearing up for the start of his second full International British Rally Championship season on this weekend’s Bulldog International Rally.

It has been a hectic week for the Manx youngster, after all the hard work over the winter months putting together a deal to run a Citroen C2R2 Max it all came to nothing last week when the budget could not be raised. Read More »

Final details have been confirmed for the 2010 Swift Sport Cup which offers on-event prize money, an end-of season prize and of course a place in the Pirelli Star Driver shootout for the highest placed Junior driver.

The one-make Championship package will include on-event support from Monster Sport Europe (MSE), which will attend each of the events with a parts truck and technical assistance for Swift Sport competitors. The series also enjoys TV coverage on Sky Sports’ BRC Rallyzone programme and has its own dedicated website Read More »

The British Rally Championship will continue to run the Swift Sport Cup in 2010, offering great on-event prize money, an end-of season prize and of course a place in the Pirelli Star Driver final at the end of the season.

The on-event prize money continues, with the top placed driver taking £500, £300 for second, £200 for third and £100 for the remainder of finishers down to fifth place. Read More »

The MSA British Rally Championship’s 2009 Swift Sport Cup was a cracker, going right to the final round on International Rally Yorkshire at the end of September.

At the end of nearly 100 miles of high speed competition in the forests of North Yorkshire, it was local lad Luke Pinder and co-driver Peter Scott who took victory in both event and one-make Championship. Read More »

Trackrod09 (117)A glorious day was what North Yorkshire delivered for this years Trackrod Rally, where the culmination of several championships would make it a decisive event. In the Historic Cup the overall victory was played out by the Escort MkII’s. It was the controlled but fast pace of Julian Reynolds & Ian Oakey that took a 35 second victory from the flambuoyant Martin McCormack & Jim Goodman, who won on the entertainment stakes. Completing the podium, and wrapping up the Classic category, were Darren Moon & Chris Parsons. Behind them though was a great non-Ford battle for 4th place. In the end Steve Magson & Geoff Atkinson (Ascona 400) pipped Rob Smith & Shaun O’Gorman (Chevette) by less than a second. Read More »