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Tag Archives: Ulster Rally

– Six rounds in six countries for exciting motorsport series
– New round in Clacton-on-Sea, South East England
– Junior BRC Champion to walk away with €60,000 JWRC prize
– New BRC Academy Trophy for aspiring stars

As the action-packed 2019 series heads to an exciting final round showdown, the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship (BRC) has today (4 September) confirmed its exciting 2020 calendar.

In 2020, Britain’s premier rallying series will feature six rounds in six territories, with events across the UK in Wales, England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The series will once again visit Belgium for the classic Ypres Rally as well as the popular staple in Irish Rallying, the West Cork Rally – successfully introduced into the series last year. Read More »

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James Williams and Rupert Flynn secured Hampshire based EDSL Sport a double British Rally Championship podium last weekend, each driver spraying the champagne at the demanding Today’s Ulster Rally (17th August).

Williams and co-driver Dai Roberts led the Junior British Rally Championship category for much of Saturday afternoon before a boost issue in their new M-Sport Fiesta R2T Mk8 meant they dropped to second in the final throws of the event. Flynn, with Peredur Wyn Davies alongside overcame an early off in the Fiesta R2, to scoop the Cadet Cup win on Flynn’s maiden asphalt event. Read More »

Finlay Retson was able to start last weekend’s Today’s Ulster Rally (17th August) after working overtime to ready his Ford Fiesta R2 after a sizeable roll at June’s Ypres Rally, only to crash out on the final loop of the Northern Ireland event after a pacenote error.

Retson, nineteen from Blairgowrie in Scotland faced a race against time to ready the Fiesta after getting the go-ahead from the specialist insurance company, M-Sport in Poland and his loyal backers, to re-shell the M-Sport Fiesta R2 MK8 with just over a week to go until the team would need to leave for the Newry based event. Read More »

Marty McCormack was on course for a season-best second place in the British Rally Championship last weekend at the Today’s Ulster Rally (17th August), before suffering a gut-wrenching off on the final stage of the event, forcing the TigerRisk Skoda Fabia R5 into retirement.

The Draperstown ace had shown an impressive pace during the gruelling nine-stage event which consisted of 93 miles of narrow and bumpy lanes surrounding the Newry rally base. Read More »

London based rally driver Ruairi Bell ensured he is still in with a chance of scooping a 60,000 Euro prize fund from M-Sport and Pirelli towards a campaign in the 2020 Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC), with fourth place in the Junior British Rally Championship (JBRC) at last weekend’s Today’s Ulster Rally (17th August).

At just 19 years old, Bell returned a mature performance behind the wheel of his Marex Spectron and Protec backed M-Sport Fiesta R2T, to ensure he takes the fight for the JWRC prize to the final round of the series in Scotland next month. Read More »

Stanley Orr and Graham Henderson were the dominant force in round six of the FUCHS LUBRICANTS Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship, the Ulster Rally (Saturday 17 August).

The local crew took control of the BHRC pack right from the start of the nine special stages and were fastest on five of the nine tests in their Ford Escort Mk1. By the finish, they had half a minute in hand over fellow local crew Adrian Hetherington/Ronan O’Neill (Escort Mk2) while an excellent third place and good championship points went to event newcomers Simon Webster and Jez Rogers. Read More »

EDSL Sport will head to the penultimate round of the Junior British Rally Championship this weekend with one of its strongest teams yet, as Marty Gallagher, James Williams and Rupert Flynn will pilot the firm’s Ford Fiesta’s at the Today’s Ulster Rally (17th August).

After a strong showing at the previous round in Belgium which saw Welshman James Williams take the JBRC victory by over eight minutes and dominating the RC4 class, the rapid pilot will return to an EDSL Sport 2019 Ford Fiesta RT2 Mk8 for the blast across the Northern Ireland roads. Read More »

The high-profile Ulster Rally is the next destination for contenders in the FUCHS LUBRICANTS Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship for round six (Saturday 17 August) as the title race builds towards a dramatic conclusion.

The Ulster Rally event marks the second asphalt rally of the championship season before the action returns to gravel for the final round in Yorkshire in late September. Read More »

Draperstown rally driver Marty McCormack is hoping his return to the British Rally Championship this weekend will be a rewarding one, as the TigerRisk Skoda Fabia R5 ace contests his “home” event, the Today’s Ulster Rally (17th August).

McCormack has shown an impressive turn of pace during his staggered 2019 campaign in the Skoda, swapping times with some of the best drivers in Europe. However, he has not managed to convert his pace into the results to match, bagging just one podium in the BRC this season. Read More »

Junior British Rally Championship (JBRC) contender Finlay Retson is facing “an uphill battle” to ensure his Ford Fiesta R2T is ready in time for the Ulster Rally (17th August), after spectacularly rolling out of the Ypres Rally in June whilst being on-course for a podium position. Read More »