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The Twingo Renaultsport R1 Trophy UK points table is dead level after round two of the one-make series, this weekend’s Jim Clark Rally.

Benjamyn Mckay and co-driving dad Jason took top points on the 130-mile closed public road event in the Scottish Borders, despite having stopped on the very same Friday night stage that claimed his rival Harry Threlfall.

The pair started with a blast through the now-famous Duns town centre spectator stage, along with the rest of the MSA British Rally Championship contenders and it was an ultra-close ding-dong battle in the making. Read More »

:: Weekend format – Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April – reduces time away from work.
:: National ‘A’ status allows more UK drivers to compete and foreign participants are welcomed.
:: MSA BRC entry fees start at £800 for R1 cars.
:: One-day National events entry fees start at £515.

By moving to a weekend format, the opening round of the MSA British Rally Championship (MSA BRC) will save participants both time and money, while the later start on Saturday enables many volunteer officials to support the event without the cost of overnight accommodation.

The new format retains the high-quality Forestry Commission stages which have gained the event its international reputation and allows the inclusion of competitive driving in the dark on Saturday evening. The midday Finish on Sunday (for MSA BRC and Mintex MSA HRCR British Historic Rally Championship contenders) makes it possible for the majority of these competitors and volunteer officials to be back at work on Monday morning. Read More »

The Twingo Renaultsport Trophy UK will follow all seven rounds of the MSA British Rally Championship in 2013, joining the UK’s premier rally series for the second year running.

The Twingo R1 Trophy provides the winner with a fantastic Renault Sport Technologies-funded prize drive in a Twingo R2 Evo on the final round of the French Rally Championship. The R1 crews also benefit from an on event prize fund with parts vouchers of £500, £300 & £200 going to 1st, 2nd & 3rd respectively on each of the seven rounds. Read More »

Twingo Renaultsport Trophy R1 & R2 Trophy winners Garry Pearson/Craig Wallace and Chris Ingram/Stephen McAuley completed the challenging Rallye du Var this weekend, both young drivers showing huge maturity on their championship winning prize drives.

The nature of the French Rally Championship stages and terrain were the biggest challenge for both crews, having never experienced the twists and turns of French asphalt. With several stages in excess of 30 kilometres and hardly a chance for co-drivers to take a breath, the classic Mediterranean Var region roads provide a challenge for day-to-day users, let alone rally drivers trying to eke out every second of performance. Read More »

Two Twingo Renaultsport Trophy UK champions emerged from the penultimate round of the 2012 season, as the closed public roads of the Todds Leap International Rally NI echoed to the sounds of the little French pocket rockets this weekend.

20 year-old Scotsman Garry Pearson made absolutely sure of the Twingo R1 Trophy title with another mature drive in the near-standard category. Not only did he finish atop the R1 class, but he secured a top ten place in the MSA British Rally Championship event and with it his first points of the season for Renault UK. Read More »

This year’s MSA British Manufacturers’ title is a three-way battle between the brands: Citroën, Renault and Ford. Scores towards the title are calculated from the two leading cars from each of the manufacturers.

With Citroën DS3 drivers Keith Cronin scoring his third victory of the season and Osian Pryce claiming his first ever BRC podium with an excellent third place, it means that Citroën UK has extended its lead in the manufacturer’s championship and currently stands on 183 points. Elfyn Evans’ stunning second place in his Ford Fiesta R2, coupled with Matthew Cathcart’s impressive sixth in his similar car, sees Ford Motor Company consolidate its second place on 151 points, whilst the lone finisher for Renault UK Garry Pearson means that they remain third on 133. Read More »

The inaugural Twingo Renaultsport R1 and R2 Trophy UK follow the MSA British Rally Championship onto asphalt for their second successive sealed surface event in 2012 this weekend, as crews head across the Irish Sea for Todds Leap International Rally NI, part of the Ulster Rally.

The French one-make series are brand-new to the British Isles in 2012, having been successfully launched in France and Italy last year. Two series, one for the Twingo R1, the other for more powerful Twingo R2 rally cars, run alongside Britain’s premier rally championship, offering prizes on each event and an end of season prize-drive for each series winner. Read More »

MSA British Rally Championship competitors will not only be battling for overall positions when they congregate in Antrim for round five of the six-round 2012 season – the Todds Leap International Rally NI – held this Friday and Saturday. Some will also be fighting for points in the five support championships and three manufacturer one-make series’ that are included in this season’s BRC. And HERE’s how they stand:

This year’s MSA British Manufacturers’ title is a three-way battle of the brands: Citroën, Renault and Ford, with scores towards the title calculated from each of the manufacturers’ two leading cars. Read More »

Double British Rally Champion Guy Wilks will showcase the Twingo Renaultsport R2 Evolution on British asphalt, taking the wheel of Renault Sport Technologies’ own Twingo Evo on the Todds Leap International Rally NI, part of the Ulster Rally.

The car has already made an impression on gravel in the UK at the start of the 2012 MSA British Rally Championship season, when former works driver Justin Dale gave it its world debut in the forests near Bournemouth on Rallye Sunseeker. Read More »

The Twingo Renaultsport Trophy UK and the awesome Clio Renaultsport R3 rally car will be represented this Sunday at French Car Show, as three cars from the MSA British Rally Championship attend the Donington event.

21 year-old Cumbrian driver Peter Taylor, third in the BRC at its half way point, will drive his mighty 250hp Clio at the annual event organised by the team behind Performance French Cars magazine.

Twingo Renaultsport R2 Trophy UK leader Chris Ingram will join Taylor with his 190hp pocket rocket Twingo R2 Evo in giving passenger runs for Renault UK. The Stockport youngster is just seventeen years old, but maturing fast in the internationally renowned championship. Read More »