RALLY 

RALLY NUTS STAGES 2019 | BTRDA RD3 & WNRC RD3

Previously known as the Severn Valley Stages this event started life as a club rally back in the 1970’s which utilized private land and old railway tracks alongside the River Severn. The event organised by the Midland Manor Motor Club has been a part of many rally Championships over the years such as the Audi Sport, Mintex, ANCRO and more recently the BHRC. Today, along with the Pirelli Motorsport UK Welsh National Championship it is once again back for its second year in the Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series,…

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F1 | RD3 – HEINEKEN CHINESE GRAND PRIX 2019

The 1000th Formula One race. Sixty-nine years since Nino Farina won the first world championship race the current stock of heroes waited patiently on the circuit for the formation lap to begin, the wind of history blowing across the Shanghai International Circuit.  Two drivers would have an eventful formation lap as first Max Verstappen spun his car followed by Robert Kubica. Verstappen was able to make his way back through the field to take up his correct position and as the cars filed slowly round the final turn it was…

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F1 | RD3 – HEINEKEN CHINESE GRAND PRIX 2019 | QF

Valtteri Bottas was able to secure pole position in China and beat his team mate Lewis Hamilton by 0.023 seconds to complete a Mercedes one-two on the grid. It had been a tough qualifying session for Ferrari but they managed to pick up the pace in Q3 but over three tenths slower than the Silver Arrows. Alexander Albon would not appear on track after his crash in FP3 and there would be a second absentee of Antonio Giovinazzi who had a power unit issue with his Alfa Romeo. That meant…

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CWR | WHEELER BRINGS HOME THIRD IN CLASS

Chris Wheeler & Shaun Layland have brought home a fantastic result on the Get It Sideways Stages. The Chris Wheeler Rallying team have used this event as a further test for their Citroen DS3 R3T in order to prepare for next month’s Manx National Rally on the Isle of Man.  The Get It Sideways Stages is a fifty mile stage rally held near Cirencester. Ten stages would be in store for the crews, meaning it would be a long day ahead. The opening loop of stages were very tricky with…

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BTCC | RD 1/2/3 – BRANDS HATCH

The first round of the new season of the Kwik Fit BTCC descended upon the Brands Hatch Indy circuit at the weekend with all the excitement and unknowns the opening round usually brings. New teams, new cars, returning drivers and different team line ups means predicting what will happen is nigh on impossible. The two Halfords Yuasa Honda’s ended the last round on the GP circuit at Brands on a high with two wins for Dan Cammish, with a whole seasons experience with the new Civic there was a lot…

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NEWS & FEATURES RALLYCROSS 

WRX | RD 1 – ABU DHABI | DAY 2

Q3 / Q4 It was another hot day at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for day two of the first round of the World Rallycross Championship and it was more like an RX War Zone with battle scars across Q3 and Q4 for many and that was before the finals were even in sight. The first race of Q3 started off with a roll from Britain’s Oliver Bennett on lap two, those big curbs enough to send his Mini Copper up and over onto the roof. Maybe he…

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WRX | RD1 – ABU DHABI | DAY 1 – FP/Q1/Q2

The off season for FIA World Rallycross was a bit of a torrid time to be truthful, the whole Electric debate and the Manufacturer works backed teams exits caused some major upheaval for all. However, that is all behind us and the 2019 season is now upon us and starts off with a brand new venue in Abu Dhabi at the Yas Marina Circuit. 16 permanent drivers arrived in the sweltering heat of the UAE all raring to go with some familiar experienced drivers mixed in with some new, whom…

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BHRC – RD 1 | WNRC – RD2 | RALLY NORTH WALES 2019

Airikkala, Vatanen, Toivonen, Alèn, Mouton, Pond, Blomqvist, Brookes, Llewellin, Wilson and McRae… shall we continue? How about some more recent familiar names such as Mikkelsen or Evans? The above form a rather impressive list of winners and some of the history of this event which dates back to 1958, six years after its organising club The Wolverhampton and Staffs Car Club was founded. A club and event which has well and truly played its part in British Rallying for many years, by hosting World Rallying along with British, National and…

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OFF ROAD 

PREVIEW | BXCC RD1 – BRITPART BRITISH CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

The Britpart British Cross Country Championship returns next weekend when the opening round of the season takes place at Walters Arena in South Wales. The championship, organised by That’s Motorsport Ltd, features six rounds spread across the UK from Bovington on the South coast to Forrest Estate in South West Scotland. A strong entry has been attracted with a good mix of championship regulars and new competitors. It will be Justin Birchall who leads the crews away in his Birchall Food Service and Mancini Jeans-supported Lofthouse Freelander. Numerous tweaks have…

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WRC | RD4 – TOUR DE CORSE 2019

This year’s Tour De Corse presented a fresh new challenge for the world’s best drivers with more than 75% of the route being new; this iconic event on the picturesque Mediterranean Island provided plenty of action and a heartbreaking ending for one man in particular. The event featured just 14 special stages covering some 347km of competitive rallying around the Island on tarmac roads that twist their way around the coastal and mountain roads, you can understand why it is often referred to as “The Rally of Ten Thousands Corners”.…

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