WRC | RD11 RALLY RACC CATALUNYA DE ESPANA NEWS & FEATURES RALLY WRC 

WRC | RD11 RALLY RACC CATALUNYA DE ESPANA 2021

After a two year, COVID enforced absence from the FIA World Rally Championship; The RACC Rally Catalunya De Espana made a welcomed return for round 11 of the 2021 season. For an event that first joined the WRC in 1991 and relocated to Salou in 2002, after many years of being a mixed surface event; the penultimate round of the seasons saw a return to an entirely Asphalt event for the first time since 2009. Photos: Hyundai Motorsport WRT With 17 fast, flowing, super-smooth tarmac stages that covered 280km, the…

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BRC | BRITISH RALLY CHAMPIONSHIPS MULL RALLY BRC NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

BRC | RD5 – MULL RALLY 2021

For the first time since its inception back in 1958, the British Rally Championship arrived on the picturesque Isle of Mull for the fifth round of the 2021 season – The Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally. With 17 stages covering 148 miles, this event was to be one of the longest and perhaps the most individual of events on the calendar this season and would be a challenging one at that. For an event that began life in 1969 as a club level road rally, it offered up an immense…

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"Very happy with this weekend, It's been really difficult conditions especially yesterday with the rain and mud. ERC NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

ERC | RD6 Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras 2021

The FIA European Rally Championship remained in Portugal but moved to Fafe close to Porto on the mainland for Round 6 of the 2021 season. Whilst previously the Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras has run as an Asphalt event, this year for the first time in its history it moves onto the gravel. After his win, last time out on the Azores Rally, Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen arrived in Fafe leading the Championships. With 16 Stages covering 197 km, some of which are used on the World Rally Championships, Mikkelsen…

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WRC | RD10 - RALLY FINLAND 2021 | LEG 3 NEWS & FEATURES RALLY WRC 

WRC | RD10 – RALLY FINLAND 2021 | LEG 3

Toyotas Elfyn Evans arrived at the final day of Rally Finland 2021 with a 9.1 second lead over Hyundais Ott Tänak. After a dominant performance on Saturday morning, Welshman Evans then came under pressure in the afternoon from the surging Estonian but held on to his lead heading into the final morning of the rally. All Evans had to do is keep his nerve and make it through the final 45km and 4 stages of the rally. Photo: Hyundai Motorsport WRT Tänak would open the day by winning the first…

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WRC | RD RALLY FINLAND 2021 | LEG 2 NEWS & FEATURES RALLY WRC 

WRC | RD10 – RALLY FINLAND 2021 | LEG 2

The second day of Rally Finland consisted of 9 stages covering 152km of competitive action. Overnight rally leader Craig Breen began the day with a 2.8 second lead over his Hyundai teammate Ott Tänak. However, over the course of the morning, there was a swing in the balance of performance, with Toyotas Elfyn Evans seemingly finding an immense amount of both speed and confidence overnight. Photo: Hyundai Motorsport WRT The Welshman began his day with the opening stage win on the 18km SS7 Kakaristo – Hassi test, beating Breen by a…

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WRC | RD10 RALLY FINLAND 2021 NEWS & FEATURES RALLY WRC 

WRC | RD10 RALLY FINLAND 2021 | LEG 1

The FIA World Rally Championships arrived in Jyväskylä, Finland for Round 10 of the 2021 season. Affectionately known by rally fans worldwide as “The Grand Prix On Gravel”, Rally Finland is a high-speed blast through the Finnish countryside and always delivers what the fans and drivers want.  Normally run in summer and the rally that typical restarts the Championship after its mid-season break, this year’s event has relocated to a later autumn date, which in itself brings different conditions to the norm, but that same intense, flat out, full throttle,…

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BTRDA TRACKROD FOREST STAGES YORKSHIRE BTRDA NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

BTRDA | RD4 – TRACKROD FOREST STAGES YORKSHIRE 2021

A mainstay in the BTRDA rally Championships calendar for a number of years now, the Trackrod Forest Stages, Yorkshire returned to the MRF Tyres sponsored series for the fourth round of its 2021 Championship. This ever-popular event which is organised by the Trackrod Motorclub offered up some 45 competitive stage miles, spread over five classic North Yorkshire gravel stages around the Pickering area; for which 85 crews tackled.  Last time out on the Woodpecker Garry Pearson won and would lead the Gold Star championships leaving Wales but the Scotsman would opt…

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BRC BRITISH RALLY CHAMPIONSHIPS - TRACKROD RALLY YORKSHIRE BRC NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

BRC | RD4 – TRACKROD RALLY YORKSHIRE 2021

Ask any British Rally Fan where “Gods Own Country” is in terms of a playground for rallying and you may receive a couple of different responses. Whilst some will note “Killer Kielder” Forest on the Scottish Borders, many will claim that Wales is the correct answer, but for every Welsh vote, you may well receive a vote in favour of Yorkshire. Now Yorkshire has ample history in the British Rallying Books and has played its parts in hosting the RAC rally and many National events over the decades. So it…

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ERC RD5 AZORES RALLYE ERC NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

ERC | RD5 – AZORES RALLYE 2021

The fifth round of the 2021 FIA European Rally Championship arrived on the stunning beautiful Mid-Atlantic Ocean island of São Miguel for the rescheduled 55th running of the Azores Rallye. This gravel rally would cover some 201km across just 13 stages and would take in some breathtaking scenery, which once again included that iconic Volcanic stage Sete Cidadesand TOK Sports Andreas Mikkelsen arrived on the Island leading the Championships with his new Co-Driver Elliot Edmondson, having only competed recently together for the first time on the WRC Acropolis Rally Greece.…

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WRC | RD9 ACROPOLIS RALLY GREEC NEWS & FEATURES RALLY WRC 

WRC | RD 9 ACROPLOIS RALLY GREECE | LEG 3

On the final day of the Acropolis Rally Greece 2021, the Greek Gods sent rain. The long-awaited return of this iconic rally had certainly delivered unexpected conditions, couple this with significant improvements to the roads used on the event; made for an entirely different rally to what it has been synonymous with in the past. Therefore I don’t think one should compare today’s event to the rough, tough and dusty rally, that the drivers of the past had to endure, but it was certainly a welcome return to the World…

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