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PREVIEW | WRC RD2 SWEDEN

Next week round two of the WRC heads to what is possibly the biggest spectacle on the WRC calendar, that is the snow and ice of Rally Sweden. Last month the World’s best drivers tackled the legendary Monte Carlo Rally around the French Alps for the season opener and although on tarmac roads, the wintery conditions proved to be, as a always a difficult test. Sebastian Ogier took the first win of the year in the C3 WRC with his new team Citroen and leads the championships ahead of Hyundai’s…

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WRC RD1 | MONTE CARLO RALLY 2019

The infamous Monte Carlo Rally signalled the start of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championships and let’s face it there’s no better way to kick things off than the unique challenge that the Monte brings. More than two months had passed since last season’s thrilling final Down Under in Australia ended with Seb Ogier winning his sixth title; but this year he was with a new team Citroen and would be behind the wheel of the C3 for the first time driving it in anger. Last season the Citroen camp…

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WRC RD12 | RALLY RACC CATALUNYA 2018

The 54th RACC Rally de Espania was the penultimate round for one of the most thrilling FIA World Rally Championships seasons in modern times. The Catalonian event based about an hour away from Barcelona in Salou is THE ONLY mix surface event on the WRC calendar. It was not only our return to this event but none other than “Le Maestro” aka “THE GOAT” (Greatest Of All Times) Sebastien Loeb’s. Another favorite WRC driver of the past also returning was Petter Solberg, who had just finished another epic season in…

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WRC RD11 | WALES RALLY GB 2018

When one thinks of Rally GB and what makes this event so iconic to the FIA World Rally Championships the main thing that comes to mind is the conditions, the wet slippery and muddy surfaces that can be found in the stages of North and Mid Wales offers the perfect challenge for the World’s best drivers. Rally GB has always hovered around the end of the Rally season and some argue that the later on it in the year it is, the better, providing more chances in seeing these classic…

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WOODPECKER STAGES 2018

The Event Signs Woodpecker Stages was round 7, the penultimate of the 2018 BTRDA Forest Rally Championships and Round 8 of Pirelli Welsh National Rally Championships and featured a number of stages on the English-Welsh boarder. The morning kicked off in the forests close to rally HQ in Ludlow with a short 6miler in High Vinnalls where 135 competitors entered the firsts stage of the day before moving onto SS2 Wigmore. After the first two stages the number 1 seed Matt Edwards in the Swift sponsored Ford Fiesta was the…

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PLAINS RALLY 2018

It certainly was not “Plain Sailing” for the Knutsford & District Motor Club on this year’s event. With Larch Tree Disease and Forestry work in the Dyfi Forest Complex to contend with in the run up to the event, then when the day of the rally finally came around the lovely sunshine was not enough to brighten everyone’s spirits as the day progressed. With the Southern part of Dyfi Forest out of bounds for the event the Dyfnant Forest came into play, what  would typically be one large stage was…

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