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Ruairi Bell made one of the most incredible rally debuts ever seen on Epynt by leading the Nigel Ferguson Fabricators Tour of Epynt from start to finish and recording an extraordinary 44 second victory to take the early lead in the 2022 Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship.

Driving his ex-Kalle Rovanperä Inspira-backed Škoda Fabia R5 in competition for only the second time, and the first time on asphalt, the 22-year old from London gained the praise of his rivals as they could only admire the uncatchable stage times that he set over the event’s fast and challenging seven stages.

Bell contributed much of his success to his co-driver Max Freeman and the trust he had in the pace notes – something you need in abundance over the blind crests and deceptive turns of Epynt. But at a venue where experience is considered vitally important, first-timer Bell was exceptional in his Pirelli-shod Fabia. Read More »

Spectators were back up on Epynt for the first time since 2019 as the Tour of Epynt opened the 2022 Protyre Asphalt Championship. It was relative new faces to the championship who drew the most attention as Ruairi Bell & Max Freeman (Fabia R5) stunned all the others with fastest stage after fastest stage time, to take victory by 44s. They belied their lowly seeding of no.12 but in fairness it was their first time on the tarmac stages of Epynt. Mark Kelly & Neil Colman (Fiesta R5) has gone joint fastest on stage 1 with Bell, but it was stage 4 that saw them get a 20s time penalty, which briefly dropped them to 6th overall. Read More »

A top quality field will contest the Nigel Ferguson Fabricators Tour of Epynt on Easter Saturday (16 April), signalling the start of the much anticipated 2022 Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship.

There will be a mouth-watering battle for overall victory over the famous mid-Wales military range roads, not least between the drivers who finished second, third and fourth in last year’s BTRDA-run Protyre Asphalt Championship – Mark Kelly, Neil Roskell and John Stone. Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship will include four new events in its exciting 2020 calendar, with the majority of rallies being closed road stage events and the series growing to eight qualifying rounds, with the best six scores to count. Read More »

Jason Pritchard got the defence of his Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship title off to the best possible start by winning the opening round of the 2019 series, the Rallynuts National Tour of Epynt Rally, in his North Road Garage Ford Focus WRC05. Read More »

Continuing a mad weekend for us, the Tour of Epynt saw windy, wintry and sunny conditions hit the opening round of the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship. Damian Cole & Shelley Rogerson (Focus WRC) were fastest through the short opening stage before Jason Pritchard & Phil Clarke (Focus WRC) went fastest through stage 2, taking the lead by 5s. 2018 Champion Pritchard did not let anyone in for the next 4 loops of stages as he went fastest on the remaining stages. The final victory margin was over two minutes as Cole dropped over a minute on the final stage, only just holding on to 2nd overall. Seb Ling & Aled Rees were superb all day in their DS3 R5 and ended up only 3s behind Cole. Read More »

More drivers will benefit from the lucrative event-by-event tyre rewards offered by Protyre Motorsport, thanks to a reworking of the 2019 Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship incentive and bonus schemes.

Last year, over 100 tyres were offered as rewards to the most successful drivers per event in the overall classification, historic section and 1400cc categories. For 2019, this generous incentive will be offered to even more of the class competitors, with tyre rewards going to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd registered drivers overall in the general classification, the 1st registered driver in each of the three classes from B10 to B15 by rotation and to the 1st registered driver overall in classes 1400C and 1400S by rotation (subject to there being five or more in the 1400 classes). Read More »