Category: UK RALLYING

02/12/2021 Off

BRC | RD7 – ULSTER RALLY 2021

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After six thrilling rallys, the 2021 British Rally Championship reached its climax at the final round on the challenging Northern Irish tarmac roads of the Modern Tyres Ulster Rally. 

The Irish have a rich history in rallying and the Ulster Rally began life in 1976, where names such as Ari Vatanen, Billy Coleman, Jimmy McRae and Roger Clark all contested the event. Cast one’s eyes over the roll of honour and ye shall find a plethora of rallying greats which include Arikkala, Blomqvist, McRae, Rohrl, Brookes and Wilson to name but a few.

24/11/2021 Off

BTRDA | RD6 – RALLY NUTS STAGES 2021

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Just two weeks had passed since the Cambrian Rally took place over the World Class gravel stages of North Wales and the BTRDA was soon back in action on the Rally Nuts Stages for the final round of the 2021 MRF Tyres Rally Series.

The Championship contenders faced more of the World Class Welsh Stages that we know and love, only this time they were a just little further south in the Myherin and Hafren Forest Complexes.

06/11/2021 Off

BRC | RD6 CAMBRIAN RALLY 2021

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There was a whiff of Wales Rally GB in the air of North Wales for the penultimate round of the 2021 British Rally Championship at the Visit Conway Cambrian Rally….. but then the sun came out. Heavy overnight rain with some early morning fireworks out on the stages all contributed to this atmosphere, which some likened to the British round of the World Rally Championship that has played out of the very same stages in recent years.

Organised by the very capable North Wales Car Club, the seaside town of Llandudno once again played host to this 66th edition of this top national event. Totalling some 42 competitive miles, the event featured six gravel tests over the World-Class stages of Gwydir Forest, Penmachno and Alwen.

05/11/2021 Off

BTRDA | RD5 CAMBRIAN RALLY 2021

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The penultimate round of the 2021 MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series headed to North Wales for the Visit Conway Cambrian Rally. The Sea–Side town of Llandudno once again played host to this North Wales Car Club organised event which was now in its 66th edition.
With a selection of hand-picked World-Class Gravel Forest Stages on offer, the event covered 42 miles over 6 Gravel Stages in Gwydir Forest, Penmachno and Alwen; with a final short all new Asphalt stage called Twin Lakes thrown in to end the day with.

10/10/2021 Off

BRC | RD5 – MULL RALLY 2021

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st 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 challenge for the handful of BRC crews that had boarded the ferry across the Scottish seas. The rally was spread across three legs and consisted of a real mix of narrow but quick tarmac roads.

28/09/2021 Off

BTRDA | RD4 – TRACKROD FOREST STAGES YORKSHIRE 2021

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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.

27/09/2021 Off

BRC | RD4 – TRACKROD RALLY YORKSHIRE 2021

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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 is only fitting that the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship made its return to the North Yorkshire based Trackrod Forest Rally after an 8-year absence.

09/09/2021 Off

MSUK ARC | RD2 THREE SHIRES STAGES 2021

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Just a week on from the opening round of the 2021 Pro Tyres Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championships on the Welsh Epynt ranges, the series moved just across the border and into England for some action on closed roads.

The Cheltenham Motor Club organised, Hills Ford Three Shires Stages based around Ledbury, with its 14 stages covering 105km, offered up an exciting challenge for the second round of the Championship. With its opening ceremony in the centre of Ledbury on Saturday evening, rallying was once again brought right to the publics doorstep.

07/09/2021 Off

BTRDA | RD3 WOODPECKER STAGES 2021

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Following the unfortunate cancellation of the Plains Rally, the Event Signs Woodpecker stages hosted Round 3 of the 2021 MRF TYRES BTRDA Rally Series.

Organised by the Sixty and Worcester Motor Club, this ever-popular rally which first ran in 1983 and whose home has been Ludlow since 1988 was now in its 37th year. Whizz forward to the present day and fresh challenges were thrown the way of the organising team which required not only a rethink but a whole heap of effort to ensure that the event could even run.

30/08/2021 Off

MSUK ARC | RD 1 – MEWLA RALLY 2021

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The 2021 Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship finally got underway with the opening round, The Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally. After an enforced break from the action last year when the entire Championship was cancelled due to the global pandemic of COVID. The old saying of “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” was fitting here, as everyone was itching to get back out on the stages.

Organised by the Epynt Motor Club, the Mewla rally held the honours of restarting the National Asphalt Series over the ever-popular Epynt Military ranges in Powys, Wales. A fitting location for the first round, which offered up approx 65 miles over 9 stages on a rather pleasant sunny day.