CWR | CHALLENGER STAGES 2019 NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

CWR | CHALLENGER STAGES 2019

Wheeler finishes season on a high at the Challenger Stages Torquay-based rally driver Chris Wheeler ended a successful season on a high by finishing eighth overall at last weekend’s Challenger Stages, held at Bovington in Dorset. Wheeler and co-driver Shaun Layland produced a mature drive in their Citroen DS3 R3T, starting steadily in slippery conditions during the morning before upping their pace as the stage surface dried out. The event attracted a high class field of 66 crews, with many keen to score points in various regional championships. However, Wheeler…

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WRC | RD13 - RALLY RACC CATALUNYA NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

WRC | RD13 – RALLY RACC CATALUNYA

First run in 1957, Rally De Espania joined the World Rally Championship in 1991 as a pure Asphalt rally but relocated to Salou in 2002 where this unique rally became the only mixed surface event of the Championship. The 55th edition of Rally RACC Catalunya was Round 12, and the penultimate round, of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship. Last time out in the Forest of Wales, Estonian Ott Tanak moved even closer to the drivers title by winning Rally GB for the first time in his career. For this…

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GET CONNECTED RALI BAE CEREDIGION NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

GET CONNECTED RALI BAE CEREDIGION

In September 2019 The Get Connected Rali Bae Ceredigion became the first ever competitive stage rally to take place on closed public roads in Wales. This brand new, landmark event for Welsh Motorsport represented almost two years of hard work by four Welsh car clubs all coming together to pull off this truly fantastic event. Featuring 4 challenging repeated stages totalling 44 competitive stage miles; the event based at Aberystwyth University attracted a very strong national entry of 120 competitors. Being big rally fans we simply couldn’t sit at home…

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WRC | RD12 - WALES RALLY GB NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

WRC | RD12 – WALES RALLY GB

Rally GB has a long standing history which dates back to the 1930’s where competitors of the Royal Automobile Club would take part in a series of auto tests and navigational challenges which formed part of a very different event to that of what we see today. In the 1960’s forest roads were introduced, this would transform the event into one of the toughest off road automotive challenges which the world’s best drivers experience today. This year was the 75th running of the event which formed Round 12 of the…

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WRC | RD11 - RALLY TURKEY NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

WRC | RD11 – RALLY TURKEY

First held in 2000, Rally Turkey joined the FIA World Rally Championships just three years later, but the event has dipped in and out of the World series over the past 12 years or so. Last year the event re-appeared on the calendar with a new event based in Marmaris and was a bit of a car breaker. This year, having experienced last year, the teams were much better prepared for the conditions. Needless to say it was still a demanding challenge on the tough roads in the mountains of…

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WRC | RD 10 - ADAC RALLYE DEUTSCHLAND NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

WRC | RD 10 – ADAC RALLYE DEUTSCHLAND

The FIA World Rally Championship arrived in South West Germany, returning to the tarmac in the picturesque Saarland region for round 10. The rally, which was first held in 1982, joined the WRC in 2002 and four of the current crop of drivers competing this season have won the event in recent years. Championship leader heading into the rally, Ott Tank, who had won the past two in 2017 & 2018, would be looking to make it a hat trick of German wins this year. 19 Stages featured on the…

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WRC | RD9 - NESTE RALLY FINLAND NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

WRC | RD9 – NESTE RALLY FINLAND

The summer break was over and it was time for the FIA World Rally Championship to resume its battle for the 2019 title and take over the city of Jyväskylä in Finland for Round 9, “The Grand Prix on Gravel”. Although having history dating back to 1951, the event was a round of the first World Rally Championship in 1973 and has been known as the rally of 1000 lakes. The rally which has been dominated by Finnish drivers winning 55 of the past 68 editions has super smooth gravel…

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BTRDA | RD5 - NICKY GRIST STAGES NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

BTRDA | RD5 – NICKY GRIST STAGES

Heading into round five of the 2019 BTRDA Rally Series, Championship leaders Euan Thorburn and Co-Driver Paul Beaton were on the brink of the Championship title. All that stood in their way was 8 gravel stages in and around the Military ranges of Llandovery, Wales for the Nicky Grist Stages. After winning all four previous rounds the pair set off from Builth Wells in their Ford Focus WRC knowing that their season could be all wrapped up by the end of the day. They led the 127 strong field into…

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CWR - WHEELER FINISHES TOUGH RALLY NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

CWR – WHEELER FINISHES TOUGH RALLY

Last week Chris Wheeler & Shaun Layland took on the Carryduff Forklift Down Rally in their DS3 R3T.  The rally was held over 11 special stages covering fifty five stage miles. This would be Chris & Shaun’s first time competing in Ireland together & Chris’s second time in Ireland, first time being the Ulster rally back in 2013. The aim for the event would be to complete the rally & to gain valuable experience & knowledge of the stages. The team would have a fourteen hour journey to reach the…

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