The FUCHs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship returned into action for Round 4 of its 2023 season, this time however, there was a rather significant difference to the previous rounds. For the first time since the 2019 Ulster Rally, the BHRC would venture onto the Asphalt and The Nigel Ferguson Fabricators Tour of Epynt would take the honor’s of being the Championship’s one and only visit to the black stuff this season.
After a short break in proceedings, the Motorsport UK Pirelli Welsh Rally Championship returned into action for Round 4 of its 2023 season at the Quinton Motor Club organised Nicky Grist Stages. From Builth Wells, the Championship reached the mid-point in the season with eight gravel tests (four of repeated) covering approx 44 competitive stage miles, over stages in the Crychan and Halfway Forest complexes.
The MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series arrived in Builth Wells, Wales for the second time this season at the Nicky Grist Stages Rally, Round 5 of the 2023 Season. This award-winning Quinton Motor Club organised event never fails to deliver a cracking one-day forest rally, on what we think are some mega gravel stages for this part of God’s own back garden (aka Wales). Eight stages (four of repeated) covered approximately 44 competitive stage miles and would once again feature classic and renowned tests on both MOD and Natural Resources Wales owned land.
The Motorsport UK British Rally Championship would venture a little further away from home for the third round of its 2023 season. For those competitors who were both brave enough and had the budget to contest the Ardeca Ypres Rally. Approx 220 kilometres of some of Belgium’s finest stretches of tarmac rallying stages would await them across the channel in and around the Historic town of Ypres.
The MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series remained in the North for the fourth round of its 2023 Championship season at the Kielder Forest Rally. The Cumberland Sporting Car Club laid on a compact one-day event, utilising three (repeated) tests in the southern part of the legendary Kielder Forest Complex.
The Pirelli Welsh Rally Championship arrived in the south Snowdonian town of Bala for the third round of its 2023 season, the Plains Rally. This Knutsford and District Motorclub organised event featured some 42 miles of competitive action across 8 stages (4 of repeated) in the Alwen and Aberhirnant Forest Complexes.
he Motorsport UK British Rally Championship resumed in the Scottish Borders at the Beatson’s Building Supplies Jim Clark Rally for its second round of the 2023 Championships (May 26/27). From the town of Duns, this gruelling two-day Asphalt rally offered up some 72 competitive miles across 9 stages and would uphold its reputation as an enjoyable, yet tough and challenging rally for the British Rally Championship crews to tackle.
The FUCHS Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship remained in North Wales for the third round of its 2023 season. From the picturesque South Snowdonian town of Bala in North Wales, the Plains rally (May 20) organised by the Knutsford & District Motor Club, would lay on 44 competitive stage miles over eight World Class gravel stages in the Alwen and Aberhirnant Forest Complexes.
The MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series arrived in Wales for the second round of its 2023 season. The Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells hosted the Rallynuts Stages Rally (April 15), a Midland Manner Motor Club organised event. Approximately 44 competitive miles, (27 of which were single usage) over seven stages in the Myherin, Hafren/Sweet Lamb and Coed Sarnau complexes were on offer.