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CWR | WHEELER BRINGS HOME THIRD PLACE

Chris Wheeler & Shaun Layland competed on the Manx National Rally last week in there Citroen DS3 R3T. The Manx Rally is an iconic event known for its technical roads & history.  Over recent years the Chris Wheeler Rallying team have not had the best of luck on the Isle Of Man, but this time they went to the island with anything but not finishing in mind. The last time Chris finished this rally was back In 2012 In a Ford Fiesta MS1. The event held two days of competition which…

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PREVIEW | WRC | RD 6 – RALLY CHILE

Part two of the FIA World Rally Championships south American adventure will arrive after a 16 hour drive across the Andes Mountains to the newcomer, The Copec Rally Chile for Round 6. A WRC newbie it maybe but rallying is not new to Chile, with some 19 years of history from its own National Rally Mobil Championship, it finally reaches the World Stage to offer up a fresh exciting new challenge to the world’s best. Last time out in Argentina Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville got the job done for his second…

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BHRC | RD2 – PIRELLI HISTORIC RALLY

Since 2007 The Furness Motor Club has run the Pirelli Historic Rally alongside the international event which caters for the more modern machinery; however the Historical element of this event stretches way back to the 1970’s. The event formally known as the Tour of Cumbria has been a part of many Championships and rally series throughout its lifespan, such as the Castrol Autosport and Mintex National Championships. Also gaining International status as part of the British Rally Championship, for which it continues to play its part in today, it once…

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BRC | RD3 – PIRELLI INTERNATIONAL RALLY

Since 1992 this Furness Motor Club event has been sponsored by and known as The Pirelli Rally. It has a rather impressive list of winners with names such as: McRae, Burns, Wilson and Vatanen along with British Rally Championship contenders of the past: Head, Evans, Higgins and Champion. More recent BRC winners include David Boogie, Keith Cronin, Osian Pryce and Fredrik Ahlin, then we arrive at last year’s winner Matt Edwards. For round 3 of the 2019 BRC the contenders leave the wet tarmac of Ireland behind and head onto…

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WRC | RD5 – RALLY ARGENTINA

Rally Argentina has always been a bit of a lottery when it comes to the weather and its conditions, this year was no different. With 18 challenging stages through some dramatic scenery, the route of some 347km provided conditions which fell somewhere between the Safari Rally of the past and Wales Rally GB. Heavy rain in the days leading up to the event completely altered the stages between recce and Shakedown on Thursday Morning, where we first got an indication of how this event would pan out. Toyota’s Ott Tanak…

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CWR | INTRO

As you all may remember, a few weeks ago we gave you a small taster of updates through an event with Chris Wheeler Rallying, Xlerate will be covering Chris’s progress throughout his events in 2019. Chris will soon be competing on the Manx National Rally on the 10/11 May which will be the first main event we will be following this season. Before this event we would like to give you an introduction about the team & Chris himself. Chris Wheeler Rallying is a small family run team based in…

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PREVIEW | WRC | RD5 – RALLY ARGENTINA

Argentina, rugged mountains, lakeland landscapes and vast plains are the playing fields for the next stop in the World Rally Championship calendar. Despite the small entry list, this South American adventure attracts big crowds that bring an awesome atmosphere stage side, with some iconic stages that have provided some great moments in recent years The event is once again based out of the lake-land resort of Villa Carlos Paz, some 700km north-west of Buenos Aires, it offers up some stunning scenery and challenging rallying with a total of 347km of…

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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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