After a 12-week summer break, the clock is now counting down for the fifth round of the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship: the Todds Leap Ulster Rally. The international element of the event, which is now called Rally NI, takes place on Friday and Saturday 19 & 20 August and represents the second of the British Championship’s three asphalt rallies this season.
The annual visit to Northern Ireland by Britain’s premier series is well and truly etched into the calendar. It holds lots of memories – both good and not so good – for lots of crews and, over the years, has often become a turning point for the fortunes of many. Continue reading Countdown to BRC Ulster encounter
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The route of the 41st Barum Czech Rally Zlín, round seven of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, will feature 15 special stages over a competitive distance of 248 kilometres, organisers have confirmed.
Following the ceremonial start in front of Zlín city hall at 17:00hrs local time on Friday 26 August, the action will begin with the traditional night time superspecial stage through the streets of the host city with the crews tackling three laps of the course in reverse running order from 21:15hrs. Continue reading Zlín route to feature several changes for 2011
David Bogie and co-driver Kevin Rae sealed their third straight MSA Scottish Rally Championship with a fourth consecutive victory on the Gleaner Oil and Gas Speyside Stages. The winning partnership finished more than half a minute ahead of the rest to cap a notable 2011 championship campaign with two rounds remaining.
Behind them, Euan Thorburn and Mike Faulkner slugged it out in a gripping fight for the remaining podium places.
They shared equal times on three of the eight Morayshire stages, but it was Thorburn, co-driven by Paul Beaton, who emerged as runner-up after Faulkner overshot on the final test.
Bogie, who was fastest through four of the stages, finished with a total time of 43 minutes 42 seconds – 37 seconds ahead of Thorburn, with Faulkner a further 14 seconds adrift. Continue reading Bogie/Rae clinch third Scottish title