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ERC | Season Opener Fafe uncertain.

The opening round of the FIA European Rally Championships could be postponed or even cancelled. The Portuguese Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras which is due to open up the 2021 ERC on 12th-14th March now looks to be of concern for ERC promoters Eurosport Events. Cases of the COVID-19 virus have been rising throughout January in Portugal and the Portuguese government in its constant fight against the global pandemic have recently increased their restrictions which is leading to an uncertain landscape for the rally. Currently, It is believed that…

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PREVIEW | ARCTIC RALLY LAPLAND 2021

An Arctic adventure awaits the 120 competitors who face more than 200 kilometres of snowy icy roads and sub-zero temperatures in the wilderness of the Arctic Circle. The 56th Arctic Lapland Rally 2021 starts on Friday afternoon from the host town of Rovaniemi, Finland; consisting of 3 stages on Friday followed by a further 4 on Saturday in the winter wonderland of Lapland. When looking back over the history of this event, it has some impressive names on the books. Since its conception in 1966 the rally has been won…

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WRC | THE SHORTEST MONTE IN HISTORY GETS SHORTER + ENTRY LIST PUBLISHED

Further alterations have been made to the Monte Carlo-Rally which is due to take place in the coming week (21st – 24th January), as the opening round of the 2021 FIA World Rally Championships. The accepted entry list has also been published which includes 84 competitors. In addition to the schedule changes that were detailed back in December following the restrictions to the area relating to COVID-19. The Automobile Club De Monaco have faced further challenges with the new tighter restrictions and curfews of 18:00 hrs – 06:00 hrs, which…

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NEWS FROM THE ARCTIC

Local Finnish news are reporting that the decision on a possible Arctic Winter Rally replacement for Sweden’s slot in the WRC is due to meet its deadline next Wednesday 13th January. Both budget and the levels of COVID-19 are the considerations here. Reported new cases of COVID remain a constant each day and have not spiked significantly over the past few weeks, but a close eye is to be kept on the numbers. The 56th Arctic Lapland rally which is to take place soon (14th-16th Jan) with approx. 120 competitors…

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UKRALLY | GET CONNECTED RALI BAE CEREDIGION 2019

In September 2019 The Get Connected Rali Bae Ceredigion became the first-ever competitive stage rally to take place on closed public roads in Wales. This brand new, landmark event for Welsh Motorsport represented almost two years of hard work by four Welsh car clubs all coming together to pull off this truly fantastic event. Featuring 4 challenging repeated stages totalling 44 competitive stage miles; the event based at Aberystwyth University attracted a very strong national entry of 120 competitors. Being big rally fans we simply couldn’t sit at home being…

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CWR | WHEELER BRINGS HOME THIRD PLACE

Chris Wheeler & Shaun Layland competed on the Manx National Rally last week in there Citroen DS3 R3T. The Manx Rally is an iconic event known for its technical roads & history.  Over recent years the Chris Wheeler Rallying team have not had the best of luck on the Isle Of Man, but this time they went to the island with anything but not finishing in mind. The last time Chris finished this rally was back In 2012 In a Ford Fiesta MS1. The event held two days of competition which…

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CWR | WHEELER BRINGS HOME THIRD IN CLASS

Chris Wheeler & Shaun Layland have brought home a fantastic result on the Get It Sideways Stages. The Chris Wheeler Rallying team have used this event as a further test for their Citroen DS3 R3T in order to prepare for next month’s Manx National Rally on the Isle of Man.  The Get It Sideways Stages is a fifty mile stage rally held near Cirencester. Ten stages would be in store for the crews, meaning it would be a long day ahead. The opening loop of stages were very tricky with…

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BHRC – RD 1 | WNRC – RD2 | RALLY NORTH WALES 2019

Airikkala, Vatanen, Toivonen, Alèn, Mouton, Pond, Blomqvist, Brookes, Llewellin, Wilson and McRae… shall we continue? How about some more recent familiar names such as Mikkelsen or Evans? The above form a rather impressive list of winners and some of the history of this event which dates back to 1958, six years after its organising club The Wolverhampton and Staffs Car Club was founded. A club and event which has well and truly played its part in British Rallying for many years, by hosting World Rallying along with British, National and…

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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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WRC | RD11 – WALES RALLY GB 2018

When one thinks of Rally GB and what makes this event so iconic to the FIA World Rally Championships the main thing that comes to mind is the conditions, the wet slippery and muddy surfaces that can be found in the stages of North and Mid Wales offers the perfect challenge for the World’s best drivers. Rally GB has always hovered around the end of the Rally season and some argue that the later on it in the year it is, the better, providing more chances in seeing these classic…

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