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The Nigel Ferguson Fabricators Tour of Epynt on Saturday 16 April will host the opening round of the BTRDA-run 2022 Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship as Britain’s premier sealed-surface rally series completes a calendar, sporting regulation and management shake-up – with experienced rally navigator Paul Morris taking over as Championship Co-ordinator. Read More »

Cheltenham Motor Club can confirm that next year’s rally is planned for September 18th, 2022.

There will be a few changes to ensure the continued successful running of this popular event with competitors, spectators and marshals. The event is moving back a few weeks to September 18th which avoids clashes with the Woodpecker and Rali Bae Ceredigion Closed Road Rally, so attracting more competitors, officials and marshals. Currently there are no other major rallies scheduled this weekend. Read More »

Melvyn Evans has extended his lead in the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship after securing another maximum points score on the Hills Ford Three Shires Stages Rally. Read More »

Nick Elliott grabbed a hard-fought win at the opening round of the 2021 Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship, steering his Ford Escort Mk2 to victory at the Hills Ford Three Shires Stages [5 September]*.

Battling over 14 stages in the narrow closed-road lanes of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Elliott and co-driver Dave Price kept their potent Mk2 on the straight and narrow to take a maximum points haul on the first of three qualifying rounds in 2021. Read More »

The 2nd running of the Three Shires Stages saw a grandstand finish as Meirion Evans & Jonathan Jackson (Polo R5) took victory by 4s, following a stunning time through the final stage. They had been 4s behind Ollie Mellors & Max Freeman (Iriz R5) going in to that final stage but 7 fastest stage times, plus 2 joint fastest stage times, saw the Welsh crew take the win they gave up on stage 2, to Mellors. The final step on the podium saw an even tighter battle as Melvyn Evans & Mark Glennerster (Fabia R5) took 3rd on countback, after finishing equal with Mark Kelly & Neil Colman (Fiesta R5). 5th place went Robert Swann & Darren Garrod (Impreza WRC) with the time gaps growing down the rest of the top ten. The first 2WD crew home were James Ford & Matthew Daniels (Escort MkII) in 10th place overall. Read More »

Jason Pritchard will contest this Sunday’s Hills Ford Three Shires Stages Rally in his North Road Garage Ford Fiesta S2000. It is the first time that the double Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally champion has driven the car in competition for over two years.

Jason got his 2021 campaign off to a flying start on last weekend’s The Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally, finishing second in his Focus WRC05.

For Round 2, Jason has decided to wheel out his Fiesta S2000 for the first time since the 2019 Rally van Wervik. He and co-driver Phil Clarke were the top Protyre Asphalt crew in Belgium after the first loop of stages, highlighting what a quick – not to mention great sounding – car it is on narrow single track lanes. Read More »

The Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship will blast back into action this weekend (5 September) as the Hills Ford Three Shires Stages hosts the first of three qualifying rounds of 2021.

Once again promoted by the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club, the British Historic Rally Championship [BHRC] has been out of action since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and despite suffering a drastically reduced calendar, will see contenders kick-off their campaign at the popular closed-road event, based at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire. Read More »

The 2021 Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship calendar will remain largely unchanged from the one planned for the Covid-19 cancelled 2020 season, with five of the seven qualifying rounds held on closed public roads, two rounds held on classic military rally terrain and three new rallies entering the series. Read More »

The Hills Ford Three Shires Stages will return on Sunday 5 September 2021, after the organisers announced that it had taken the unavoidable decision to cancel this year’s event.

The rally was originally scheduled to host the penultimate round of the 2020 Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship on closed road stages in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire on 6 September. Read More »

Almost one million viewers have watched the live web-streaming coverage of the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship over the last two years, with the audience figures growing and the service set to expand in 2020. Read More »