Category: UK RALLYING

10/07/2024 Off

BTRDA | RD4 | KIELDER FOREST RALLY

By Andrew Scott

Based out of the auction mart in Hexham, the former Pirelli (international) Rally, previously a classic staple of the Probite British Rally Championship calendar during the glory years of British rallying. The event can count a plethora of famous winners as diverse as Ari Vattinen or Russell Brookes to Richard Burns, Dai Llewellyn and Mark Higgins… As well as the full complement of McRaes (Alistair, Jimmy and Colin).

All set for a great days rallying across the 3 main Protyre BTRDA Gravel Championships the KFR would utilise 42 miles of prime gravel stages in the 155,000-acre Kielder forest complex, one of Europe’s largest man-made forests.

05/07/2024 Off

BRC / RD3 / JIM CLARK RALLY 2024

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Returning to the Asphalt for the third round of the 2024 Motorsport UK, Probite British Rally Championship, the Beatson’s Building Supplies Jim Clark Rally (May 24/25) would provide 87 competitive stage miles, over 14 stages and across two days.

From the Scottish border town of Duns, Berwickshire, the Jim Clark Rally has been a mainstay in the British Rally Championship since it first joined the series in the late nineteen nineties. It has always delivered ample drama and has proved to be a challenge for the competitors time and time again, this year was no exception.

30/06/2024 Off

BHRC / RD6 / ARGYLL RALLY 2024

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The Motorsport UK FUCHs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship would venture to the picturesque Cowal Peninsula in Scotland for the sixth round of its 2024 season.

The Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally has earned a good reputation among the Asphalt Championship fraternity since it joined their series back in 2022. When speaking to Xlerate ahead of the season, BHRC Championship Manager Colin Heppinstall talked of how he wanted to add “well-known” Asphalt events with “good reputations” to the expanded Championship calendar this year and the Argyll along with the Manx were the ones that everyone “loved” or “raved about”.

11/06/2024 Off

ARC / RD4 / JIM CLARK RALLY 2024

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Following a dramatic double-header at the Manx Rally, the ProTyres Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championships would return to action for Round 4 in the Scottish Borders at the Jim Clark Rally (May 24/25).

From the town of Duns in the county of Berwickshire, Scotland, the Jim Clark Rally is affectionately named after the 1963 & 65 Formula One Champion and would once again offer up a challenging two-day, 86-mile Asphalt rally across 14 stages.

09/06/2024 Off

ARC / RD 2&3 / MANX RALLY 2024

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The 2024 Protyres Asphalt Rally Championship would move on from what became a short sharp blast around the Lancashire Lanes, onto the ferry, and across to the intimidating Isle of Man for the iconic Manx Rally.

08/06/2024 Off

BTRDA / RD3 / BORDER COUNTIES RALLY

By Andrew Scott

Saturday, the eleventh of May saw sixty-nine competitors head to Jedburgh in southern Scotland for the third round of the Protyre BTRDA Rally Series, the Border Counties Rally. Forming the first of two consecutive northern-based rounds for the BTRDA gravel series, followed by the Kielder forest Rally in the middle of June.

21/05/2024 Off

BHRC / RD 4 & 5 / MANX RALLY 2024

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For Rounds 4 & 5 of its 2024 season, The FUCHS Lubricants, Motorsport UK, British Historic Rally Championship would return to the Isle of Man for the first time since 2017 for a doubleheader points scoring opportunity. A place that has a rich history in Motorsport and indeed British Rallying, the Isle of Man offers up the ideal playground of quality closed roads around the stunningly picturesque Island for a two-day event covering 126 stage miles, which was a very welcomed return to the series.

16/05/2024 Off

WELSH / RD2 / SEVERN VALLEY STAGES 2024

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The Motorsport UK Pirelli Welsh National Rally Championship relocated a little further south to Mid Wales for the second round of its 2024 Championship. To celebrate the 50th running of the Severn Valley Stages, the event, once again sponsored by Rallynuts would offer up some 60 competitive stage miles, over and above a normal 45-mile one-day rally. It would also feature some of the finest gravel stages that Wales has to offer in the Coed Sarnau, Myherin/Tarennig and Harfren Forest complexes.

03/05/2024 Off

BTRDA / RD2 / SEVERN VALLEY STAGES 2024

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Around a month had passed since the Malcolm Wilson Rally in the Lake District had raised the curtains on the 2024 Protyres BTRDA Rally series in March. This time around the series would travel to Mid-Wales for the second round of the Championship, the Rallynuts Severn Valley Stages Rally, where world-class gravel stages would await the crews. 

25/04/2024 Off

BHRC / RD3 / RALLYNUTS SEVERN VALLEY STAGES 2024

By Andrew Scott

For the third round of the Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship, we travel 43 miles due south (on the A483) from Welshpool (RD2 Rally North Wales), to Builth Wells showground for the fiftieth running of the Severn Valley “Rallynuts” Stages.

Into their seventh year of sponsoring the Midland Manner Motorclub run event, a bumper entry would greet the Crews in Builth, with Rallynuts featuring on the Probite British Rally Championship roster for the first time along with three other major championships and perhaps the strongest loose surface entry list the UK had seen for a very long time. In BHRC terms, this was the first time since 2017 that it would form a round of the BHRC.