Upcoming Events

 Past Events

 Future Events


Rally Championships

Non Irish Rally Championships

Night Nav

Irish Rally Championships

2017 Calendar

World Rally Championship

Autocross

Rallycross

Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC)

Hillclimb, Autotest, Endurance

Hillclimb

Rallye Salamandre (Belgium) - 22-23 Apr 17

Posted: April 25, 2017 7:20 AM - 1126 Hits

Round 2 - 2017 R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Championship

Crooks tops Fuchs R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Championship

Posted: April 25, 2017 7:20 AM

Simon and Alister Crook topped the 2017 Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship contenders on round two on Sunday (23 April), Rallye Salamandre in Belgium.

After a tremendous day’s sport in spring sunshine, the top three R.A.C. crews were covered by just over a minute and a half after a first class event on closed public roads around the town of Beaumont in the south of Belgium. Barry Stevenson-Wheeler/John Pickavance and Chris White/Chris Dewsnap kept the pressure on the Crooks right to the end of the rally.

The Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship is organised by the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club and is a dedicated asphalt championship for all categories of historic stage rally cars. The Salamandre event marked the championship’s annual foray to Belgium and the event drew widespread acclaim from the UK crews.

Maximum points for the Crooks was a popular result after major engine dramas put them out on the opening stage of the first round. However, it all came good in Belgium and a championship win was well deserved. Equally, after finishing the 2016 event in water-filled ditch, Barry Stevenson-Wheeler/Pickavance had a cracking run to second while White/Dewsnap had a first class championship debut to finish third.

It was not an entirely trouble-free rally for Stevenson-Wheeler, however, as a rapid starter motor change at service was followed by a trip through a fence and into a garden, fortunately without major damage.

Less lucky in the Capital Construction Category 2 was the Escort Mk1 of Graham Muter/Colin Watson which went out with a sizeable accident on the second stage, while clutch failure sidelined the BMW M3 of Roger Moran and Keaton Williams.

The Vintage Car Radiator Company Category 1 was dominated by the Porsche 911 of Dessie Nutt and Geraldine McBride, who had a strong and clear run on their first foray to the event. Second in the category was the Mini Cooper of Trevor Hancock and Joanne Watson, which had to tackle the final stage without a clutch.

Splitting the Category 1 cars in the overall result was the Ford Escort Mk2 of Lyndon Barton and Simon Hunter, which struggled with a misfire all day.

More details on Rallye Salamandre are available at www.salamandre-rally.be
The Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship continues with round three, the Mini Epynt Stages, on Sunday 4 June.

Belgium next for Fuchs R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Championship

Posted: April 20, 2017 7:40 AM

The 2017 Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship continues with round two on Sunday (23 April), Rallye Salamandre in Belgium.

In an event with a superb capacity entry, around a dozen championship contenders will tackle this hugely popular event on closed public roads around the town of Beaumont in the south of Belgium. In the typical style of Belgian rallies, the crews will tackle each stage several times and two of the four stages feature a lapped format.

The Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship is organised by the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club and is a dedicated asphalt championship for all categories of historic stage rally cars.

Heading the historic field away will be the stunning BMW M3 of Roger Moran and Keaton Williams and they should be chased by the very rapid Ford Escort Mk2 of title contenders Neil Williams/John Morgan. However, Williams was originally on the reserve list, so his participation is not confirmed. More quick Escort Mk2s are entered for brothers Simon and Alister Crook, who will hope to bounce back after an engine disaster on the opening round, and Barry Stevenson-Wheeler/John Pickavance.

Local crew, and prime movers in getting the championship to the event, will be husband and wife Christophe Jacob and Isabelle Regnier in their rapid Escort Mk2. Welcome additions to the championship field in Category 3 are more Escort Mk2s for Chris White/Chris Dewsnap and the hugely experienced Lyndon Barton/Simon Hunter.

Heading the Capital Construction Category 2 is the Escort Mk1 of Graham Muter/Colin Watson but the arrival of David Kirby and Alan Walker in Kirby’s newly-built Escort will be watched with great interest.

The Vintage Car Radiator Company Category 1 entry is capped by the Porsche 911 of championship pacesetters Dessie Nutt and Geraldine McBride, who have plenty of experience of rallying in Belgium but will be new to the Salamandre roads. Joining them in the Pre ‘68 category will be the Mini Cooper of Trevor Hancock and Joanne Watson, another welcome addition to the championship.

Regulations / Details / Event Website

Posted: February 23, 2017 6:01 AM

Classified Ads

 Add a Classified

 All Classifieds






Twitter Feed