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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BTRDA NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

BTRDA | RD1 – NICKY GRIST STAGES 2021

Some 17 months had passed since the last BTRDA Rally event, the Malcolm Wilson Rally way back in March 2020. But finally, the long wait for the return of one of the UK’s most popular Rally series and the return of Welsh Rallying happened with The Nicky Grist Stages. Sponsored by the man himself (Nicky Grist) and organised by the experienced Quinton Motor Club, the 2021 edition of the Nicky Grist Stages featured 8 stages (2 loops of 4 stages repeated) covering 44 stage miles on some of the World-Class…

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BTRDA NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

BTRDA | RD5 – NICKY GRIST STAGES 2019

Heading into round five of the 2019 BTRDA Rally Series, Championship leaders Euan Thorburn and Co-Driver Paul Beaton were on the brink of the Championship title. All that stood in their way was 8 gravel stages in and around the Military ranges of Llandovery, Wales for the Nicky Grist Stages. After winning all four previous rounds the pair set off from Builth Wells in their Ford Focus WRC knowing that their season could be all wrapped up by the end of the day. They led the 127 strong field into…

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BTRDA NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

BTRDA | RD4 | PLAINS RALLY 2019

With a revised format this year, the Plains Rally organised by the Knutsford & District Motor Club returned to the forests of Mid Wales for Round 4 of the 2019 Jordon Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Championships. Opting to give the Dyfi Forest Complex a rest this year, the forestry allocation for the event featured five gravel stages totalling some 42 competitive stage miles. With double use stages in Dyfnant & Aberhirnant and a single stage in Llangower to round the day off with for the crews to contend with. After…

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BTRDA RALLY 

UKRALLY | RALLY NUTS STAGES 2019 | BTRDA RD3 & WNRC RD3 2019

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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BTRDA RALLY 

BTRDA | RD2 | MALCOLM WILSON RALLY 2019

The BTRDA headed north to the wonderful Lake District for round 2, The Malcolm Wilson Rally. Last year’s event was cancelled due to wintry conditions and this year; the weather also threw in a curve ball on the day. 8 Stages totalling a little over 42 competitive miles awaited the 90 competitors, with Round 1 winner Euan Thorburn waring the No1 on the door of this Ford Focus WRC. Irishman Connor McCloskey was out in an R5+ Fiesta for his first BTRDA outing of the year and was quickest off…

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BRC BTRDA RALLY 

BRC | BTRDA | WNRC | RD1 | CAMBRIAN RALLY 2019

The Cambrian Rally has often been an event on our annual rallying calendar and this year’s edition, the 64th of the North Wales Car Club organised event came with the added attraction of being a part of the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship. Now, we have always favoured this event and followed it as part of BTRDA & Welsh National Series and some may well have had concerns about having these premier championships possibly colliding on the same event, but we have to say it worked, and my gosh did…

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BTRDA RALLY 

UKRALLY | BTRDA | WNRC| WOODPECKER STAGES 2018

The Event Signs Woodpecker Stages was round 7, the penultimate of the 2018 BTRDA Forest Rally Championships and Round 8 of Pirelli Welsh National Rally Championships and featured a number of stages on the English-Welsh border. The morning kicked off in the forests close to rally HQ in Ludlow with a short 6miler in High Vinnalls where 135 competitors entered the firsts stage of the day before moving onto SS2 Wigmore. After the first two stages the number 1 seed Matt Edwards in the Swift sponsored Ford Fiesta was the…

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BTRDA RALLY 

UKRALLY | PLAINS RALLY 2018

It certainly was not “Plain Sailing” for the Knutsford & District Motor Club on this year’s event. With Larch Tree Disease and Forestry work in the Dyfi Forest Complex to contend with in the run-up to the event, then when the day of the rally finally came around the lovely sunshine was not enough to brighten everyone’s spirits as the day progressed. With the Southern part of Dyfi Forest out of bounds for the event the Dyfnant Forest came into play, what would typically be one large stage was split…

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OFF ROAD 

IVINGHOE SPRING TRIAL 2018

On the 15th April 2018 Falcon Motor Club held its annual spring car trial at Aston Farm, Ivinghoe, a venue set out in the shadow of Ivinghoe beacon in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside. Made up of grassy hills, the venue offers up its own little amphitheatre which lends itself perfectly for off-road car trials of this kind. The event formed part of the following trials championships: MSA South East, ASEMC, AMSC and the BTRDA and once again this was well supported with a full entry being announced in the run-up…

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