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– Record-breaking 2017 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB
– Massive crowds savour spectacular World Championship show
– Sébastien Ogier, M-Sport and Elfyn Evans all crowned in Wales
– Early October date confirmed for 2018

The stars aligned to produce an incredible 2017 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB. The autumnal weather was kind, the legendary Welsh forest tracks were in perfect condition and the new generation of more powerful WRC cars drew in fans from around the world. Read More »

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Hampshire based MH Motorsport overcame a “difficult” four days to ensure all three cars in the team finished the penultimate round of the FIA World Rally Championship, Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (26-29th October).

After a successful season in the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship where they secured the hotly contested Cadet Cup in the hands of Ford Fiesta R2 pilot Josh Cornwell and a podium in the Junior category thanks to Norwegian Oscar Solberg, MH Motorsport would field a three-car squad in one of the hardest events in the WRC calendar. Read More »

Progressive co-driver Phil Hall had a tough Dayinsure Wales Rally GB baptism last weekend (26-29th October) as he made his home World Rally Championship debut, sat alongside rising British talent Tom Williams.

Using an MH Motorsport Ford Fiesta 1.0 litre Ecoboost R2T for the very first time, Hall guided Williams to 5th in class RC2 and 51st overall, overcoming a damaged subframe and the use of Rally2 on Saturday’s leg of the event. Read More »

– First-ever Welshman to win a World Championship rally
– Britain’s first Rally GB winner for 17 years
– Member of World Championship-winning M-Sport team
– Q&A with Wales’ latest sporting hero Read More »

Oxshott rally driver Alex Waterman and co-driver Harry Thomas from Amersham overcame driveshaft failure in their EDSL backed Ford Fiesta R2 to finish Britain’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship, Dayinsure Wales Rally GB last weekend (26-29 October).

Despite being in only their inaugural year in the sport, both Waterman and Thomas would embark on the biggest challenge of their short career by contesting the WRC qualifier. Read More »

Maldon rally driver Nabila Tejpar secured a solid finish on her World Rally Championship debut at last weekend’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (26-29th October).

Overcoming not one but two transmission failures during the arduous rally, Tejpar and co-driver Richard Bliss were able to cross the finish ramp in Llandudno on Sunday evening, finishing the event in 65th overall and 11th in class RC4. Read More »

The ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) was well represented on last weekend’s penultimate round of the World Rally Championship, Dayinsure Wales Rally GB.

Crews from the championship have won the National event for the past four years, with 2016 winners Bruce McCombie and Michael Coutts heading this year’s entry list in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX. John Wink and John Forrest (Hyundai i20 R5), Simon Hay and Calum Jaffray (Mitsubishi Evo VI) and Alasdair Graham and Laura Stuart (Mitsubishi Evo IX) also all featured among the top seeds. Read More »

Brackley’s Callum Black overcame one of the toughest events in the World Rally Championship to finish last weekend’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB. Black, in his first ever WRC event, guided his 586 Group backed Ford Fiesta R5 to 30th overall and 18th in RC2.

Fresh from a giant-killing season in the BTRDA Rally Series where he finished runner-up in the championship, the 26-year-old headed to Britain’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship where he would make his inaugural outing on the world stage. Read More »

Second on the Wales Rally GB Power Stage, Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle once again illustrated the progress made by the Citroën C3 WRC on gravel. The Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT crew finished the rally in seventh place overall.

Sunday’s third and final leg of Wales Rally GB was something of a sprint finish, featuring five stages over a competitive distance of just 42km. The route included two runs on Alwen (SS17/SS20) and Brenig (SS18/SS21), split by a single pass on Gwydir (SS19). Read More »

Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates overcomes a host of dramas to secure a finish at Britain’s round of the World Rally Championship, Wales Rally GB.

In his second FIA World Rally Championship event this month, British rally driver Rhys Yates managed to secure a finish at his home round, Dayinsure Wales Rally GB last weekend (26-29 October), despite suffering a frustrating chain of events which kept him out of the WRC2 category challenge for honours. Read More »