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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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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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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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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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PREVIEW | WRC | RD4 -TOUR DE CORSE

The WRC returns to Europe and is onto the tarmac for Round 4, it’s time for the iconic Rally Of Ten Thousands Corners, The Tour De Corse. This beautiful Island first played host to the WRC back in 1973 and is well known for its relentless tight and twisty mountain roads. The stages are generally smooth but in some parts there will be some rough abrasive stuff which could affect tyre wear. Some stages can often run alongside fresh air drops, but for the 96 crews who have entered, they…

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BRC RD2 | WEST CORK RALLY 2019

Rallying in Ireland is a big deal to those who compete and to the fans that follow the sport with great enthusiasm. So it only seems natural for the BRC to include an event across the Irish sea in the calendar in order to pitch its contenders up against the Irish rallying talent. Making its debut in the British Rally Championship with an impressive entry list; the West Cork Rally was the next challenge for the BRC crews this year, as they make the transition from the gravel of the…

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WRC | RD3 – RALLY MEXICO 2019

The FIA World Rally Championships travelled away from Europe for its first long haul trip to round three in Mexico. From the snow and sub zero conditions of Sweden, the crews found themselves in temperatures nearing 30°C tackling the loose and dusty stages high up in the mountains close to Leon, for the first gravel rally of the season. Toyota’s Ott Tanak arrived in Mexico leading the drivers’ standings and his team also led Hyundai by just a single point in the manufactures. However, on the Thursday morning pre-event shakedown at…

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ARC | RD1 – RALLY NUTS TOUR OF EPYNT 2019

In 1965 Mynydd Epynt received its first taste of stage rallying courtesy of the newly formed Port Talbot Motor Club; offering up a place for steel workers who lived and worked in the region to share their passion for Motoring and Motorsport. The club pioneered rallying at this now legendary UK Motorsport venue, which today in 2019 hosted the opening round of the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championships, The Rally Nuts Tour Of Epynt. With seven stages on offer to the 72 competitors who had entered, the morning arrived…

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BTRDA | RD2 – MALCOLM WILSON RALLY 2019

The BTRDA headed north to the wonderful Lake District for round 2, The Malcolm Wilson rally. Last year’s event was cancelled due to wintry conditions and this year; the weather also threw in a curve ball on the day. 8 Stages totalling a little over 42 competitive miles awaited the 90 competitors, with Round 1 winner Euan Thorburn waring the No1 on the door of this Ford Focus WRC. Irishman Connor McCloskey was out in an R5+ Fiesta for his first BTRDA outing of the year and was quickest off…

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PREVIEW | WRC | RD3 – RALLY MEXICO 2019

After the cold wintery conditions of both Monte Carlo and Sweden things are now starting to heat up as the FIA World Rally Championships heads to North America for its first gravel rally of the year, Round 3 – Rally Guanajuato Mexico. Once again based out of Leon, North of Mexico City; the event takes in some truly breath taking scenery in and around the mountains of Sierra de Lobos and Guanajuato. But there’s a good chance that the world’s best drivers simply won’t be able to enjoy those views,…

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