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Nicky Grist (Quinton) Stages - 10 Jul 21

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Nicky Grist Stages – National (BRC - Reece allowed)
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Posted: July 9, 2021 10:24 AM

BRC brings out the ‘big guns’ for the Grist

Posted: July 9, 2021 8:57 AM

The Motorsport UK British Rally Championship heads onto the gravel for the first time this season as the Nicky Grist Stages host round two of the series on 10 July.

The world-famous Mid Wales forests have seen World Rally Championship battles played out on its daunting stages and will offer BRC contenders a compact but action-packed day of rallying, centring around a Builth Wells base as the event makes a welcome return to the BRC calendar for the first time since 2017.

And there will be plenty of focus on the British Rally Championship line-up for the weekend ahead as an impressive list of new names throw their hat into the ring to join the title protagonists, shaking-up the already unpredictable top-tier of Britain’s premier rallying series.

Buoyed by a bumper number of registrations for the 2021 season, the British Rally Championship saw its opener played out across the picturesque Oulton Park race circuit at the Neil Howard Stages. The battle for the lead was intense, with Irishmen Sam Moffett and Keith Moriarty taking their maiden BRC victory to kick start the seven-round season.

However, the results from the opening round have the potential to be turned on their head in the Welsh forests as a host of names from the past join the fray to shake-up proceedings and offer a new dynamic to the already impressive BRC leader board.

Leading the 170 crews away will be two-time BRC champion Matt Edwards and co-driver Darren Garrod who make their gravel debut in their Pirelli-shod Volkswagen Polo GTi. An encouraging run at Oulton was blighted by a penalty and a potential podium spot had to give way to fourth place. Edwards’ pace on gravel is unquestioned, but he will need to work hard to keep the chasing pack at bay as he gets used to the new machinery.

“I really like the Nicky Grist – I like the stages, and I know them pretty well,” he says.

“Tyre choice is always crucial in the forests, as is road position, especially if it’s dry and dusty. The biggest challenge for me this year will be getting to the limit of the Volkswagen quickly on what will be my first gravel rally in the car. The event has a high-quality entry, and it’s not a long rally either, so you’re going to be found out if you’re not on the pace right from the word go.”

Missing out on round one victory by just one second, Rhys Yates and James Morgan took their Michelin-backed M-Sport Ford Fiesta Rally2 to second place and are arguably favourites to go one better on the `Grist`.

Osian Pryce and Noel O’Sullivan will aim to capitalise on their round one podium and will also need to get acclimatised to their Polo on the gravel. Pryce and Edwards also lead the British Rally Championship for Teams under the Melvyn Evans Motorsport banner, but only by one point from the M-Sport team of Yates and Seb Perez.

Another name to make a dramatic return to the BRC is four-time champion, Keith Cronin. As one of the most successful pilots in the series, Cronin is keen to play down his return, having not contested a rally since 2018. He will use a Ford Fiesta Rally2 for his gravel-led campaign.

“I haven't competed in a rally since 2018, so my expectations must stay realistic,” says Cronin.

“The main priority of the programme is to develop a new generation of Hankook's gravel tyres. That said, I'm really looking forward to getting back out and I'm very grateful to Hankook and our other supporters for this opportunity."

Cronin will be co-driven by Mike Galvin for the season who guided him to his latest BRC title in 2017.

Another welcome addition to the BRC tour in 2021 is M-Sport Chief Test Driver, Director and former World Rally Championship ace Matthew Wilson. As one of the most experienced drivers in the country, Wilson will make his first appearance in the BRC since a one-off outing in 2016 and will bolster the M-Sport squad in a Ford Fiesta Rally2.

Co-driven by Stuart Loudon, Wilson’s experience and seat time is unrivalled and could well provide a shake-up to the leader board by the time crews head back to Builth Wells on Saturday evening.

Ollie Mellors and Max Freeman bring an international feel to the series with their potent Proton Iriz and will be aiming to improve on their eighth place on the Neil Howard Stages as they head onto the gravel.

Taking a nail-biting win on the opening round, Sam Moffett is equally proficient on a gravel surface and will be aiming to ensure he remains at the head of the points standings. Expect him to be towards the front during the day, as well as making sure he stays ahead of the brotherly rivalry with Josh in a Hyundai i20.

MOTORSPORT UK NATIONAL RALLY TITLE

Making his first foray in the British Rally Championship since 2017, Scotsman Garry Pearson makes his first appearance of the season in Wales and will vie for the Motorsport UK National Rally Title. Driving a Mitsubishi Evo IX, he will be up against WRC machinery but is likely to be challenging towards the front of the leader board during the day. Niall Burns occupies the co-driver’s seat.

Thomas Preston and Carl Williamson took the opening round glory in their flame-spitting Fiesta WRC but swap to a Ford Fiesta R5 in Wales and could take some time to get used to the new steed. Stephen Petch and Michael Wilkinson will be in hot pursuit in their WRC Fiesta, fresh from fifth overall at the non-championship M-Sport Stages in Greystoke last weekend.

Charles Payne and Aled Edwards race against time to ready their Fiesta after a Greystoke roll and Alan Carmichael and Claire Williams bring their right-hand-drive Hyundai i20 to Builth Wells, another crew aiming to capitalise on a strong start at Oulton.

Other newcomers include Jason Black and Karl Egan in their rapid rear-wheel-drive Toyota Starlet whilst Elliot Payne and Cameron Fair could well be towards the front of the National charge after a confidence-boosting result for Payne at the M-Sport Stages.

JUNIOR BRITISH RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

With an impressive World Rally Championship prize drive opportunity up for grabs in 2021, explosive action is guaranteed in the Junior British Rally Championship. Junior WRC regulars William Creighton and Liam Regan lead the charge and were a dominant force at round one, using the ‘Grist’ as a warm-up to their Estonia JWRC counter in their Ford Fiesta Rally4.

Arguably the Neil Howard Stages drive of the day came from Kyle White and Sean Topping, who wrung the neck of their normally aspirated Peugeot 208 to take second. Gravel could prove a bigger challenge for the pairing as a gaggle of Rally4 machinery lines up behind them.

Eamonn Kelly and Conor Mohan made their gravel debut in Greystoke last weekend so may take a few stages to get up to speed in their Fiesta Rally4 after third place at the opening round, whilst Finlay Retson and Rhys Stoneman have the experience of the Welsh stages to make them a top-line contender in their similar machine.

Brian Brady/Eamonn Creedon, Eddie Lewis/Dom Adams and David Kelly/Dean O’Sullivan all head to the forests in Fiesta’s whilst Jason Dickson and Martin Brady will have to live with the more powerful modern examples in their normally aspirated older generation example.

Johnnie Mulholland and Calum Maguire took the top spot in the Academy Trophy at the season opener and will aim to keep Fraser Anderson and Jack Bowen at bay in second place.

Aoife Raftery makes the trip over from Co. Galway and enters the Academy and Ladies Trophy on her rallying debut with Dylan Doonan, as does Charlie Todd with co-driver Glyn Thomas, both piloting Ford Fiesta’s.

Eight stages and over 44 stage miles lie ahead for the BRC crews. Sadly due to planned Military exercises, spectators are not permitted to attend the event. However, live coverage online and extensive social media updates will bring all the news and gossip from the rally and will be broadcast across the BRC social channels.

Creighton ready for back-to-back British and World Championship events

Posted: July 9, 2021 7:58 AM

Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy ace William Creighton will contest two events on consecutive weekends as he resumes his Junior British and World Rally Championship campaigns.

Creighton and co-driver Liam Regan will head to this weekend’s Nicky Grist Stages in Wales (10 July) to continue their Junior British Rally Championship assault after winning the opening round at Oulton Park, before heading straight to Estonia for the third round of the FIA Junior World Rally Championship.

The 23-year-old from Moira in Co. Down has enjoyed a buoyant season so far behind the wheel of his Ford Fiesta Rally4, securing impressive performances on the world’s stage as well as the UK. Now, Creighton will embark on a busy schedule of events as he contests two events on consecutive weekends and the progressive youngster is eager to make the most from both opportunities.

“I`m very lucky to be able to contest both events and the calendar has worked out well for my plans this year,” said Creighton.

“I have very different goals for each event, but they compliment each other, meaning the seat time I`ll gain at the Nicky Grist Stages will put me in exactly the right frame of mind for Estonia. The rallies are very different in terms of characteristics and length but both are equally as challenging and getting dialed in a few days before an event as big as Estonia is really important; it's is a great way to get `match fit`.

Creighton dominated proceedings at the opening round of the Junior BRC in May and currently leads the points standings as the series makes the switch to gravel. The ‘Grist’ offers world-class stages in Wales and Creighton is eager to get up to speed quickly.

“The focus will of course be on being towards the front of the leader board during the day but it's such a short rally in comparison, it is a sprint style event. The stages are short so it will be a challenge to get into a rhythm but it would be nice to come away from the event still out in front. We are not sure what the next BRC round is that we can contest so we have played our Joker for an additional points opportunity too”.

Creighton will then head straight from the Builth Wells rally base to Estonia for the next counter in the Junior WRC series. After a tricky start to their campaign in Croatia, Portugal offered an insight into his true pace and was lying an impressive second overall on the opening day. However gearbox dramas saw him finish in fifth and the third round of the series in the super-fast and undulating Estonian gravel roads will offer yet another formidable challenge.

“This is probably the toughest event of the season so far,” says Creighton.

“It’s a huge unknown for me and certainly rewards bravery and risk-taking. On our third ever Junior WRC event, it's not always worth taking those risks. The other guys in the series have experience of the event and know exactly how to approach the stages but we will be managing the pace in our own way and setting goals for ourselves each day. Estonia was an event we highlighted as one to consolidate and just get the experience of for the future; that’s still the plan. By the time we head to Ypres in August we should be much more comfortable to push and show our true potential in the car.”

You can follow William's progress throughout his Junior World Rally Championship and British Championship campaign this season by following him on his social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Kelly aims for Junior British Rally Championship points in Wales

Posted: July 9, 2021 7:33 AM

Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy member David Kelly will resume his Junior British Rally Championship campaign this weekend as the series makes the switch to gravel for the Nicky Grist Stages in Wales (10th July).

Kelly, 25 from Donegal enjoyed a strong showing at the opening round of the series at Oulton Park in May, setting a string of fastest times in his Glebe Builders backed M-Sport Ford Fiesta Rally4 and will aim to continue his impressive run of form across the world-famous Mid-Wales stages.

In the fight for the top spot at the tricky and unique race-circuit based season opener, Kelly and co-driver Dean O’ Sullivan were just a handful of seconds behind the leader before an unlucky stage maximum saw the pairing plummet down the leader board and out of contention.

But Kelly was eager to take the positives from his Junior BRC performance on the asphalt.

“Of course, we were disappointed with the result from Oulton Park but the encouraging thing to see was that our times were there straight out of the box,” says Kelly.

“We simply took a wrong split and that hands you a stage maximum so our day was pretty much over in terms of a result, but we kept going for the experience and it was certainly worthwhile as we managed to win a few stages throughout the afternoon”.

Fresh from valuable seat time on gravel at last weekend’s M-Sport Stages in Greystoke (3/4 July), Kelly will now head to Builth Wells for the second round of the hotly contested Junior BRC and is embracing the challenge ahead.

“We had a really good run in Greystoke and set fastest times on the first two stages to lead the class before an electrical issue caused us to park up” he continues.

“But again, to see our pace on gravel is very encouraging for this coming weekend and it has helped us get settled into the car after such a long period away from the forests”.

The 2019 Billy Coleman Award finalist has an impressive track record of events under his belt and has sampled the Welsh stages as part of a limited BTRDA campaign in a Fiesta ST in 2019. With tests that have hosted the World Rally Championship on offer during the action-packed day, Kelly has set a realistic goal for the weekend.

“The stages in mid-Wales are superb and I really enjoyed them when I did them in the Fiesta ST. But the Fiesta Rally4 is a fantastic machine on gravel and the competition in the Junior BRC this season is the best it has been for years, so I need to create a sensible goal for the weekend. It’s very much a sprint style event with just eight short stages so I`ll be looking to get up to speed during the course of the day”.

Kelly is conscious that the season has only just begun and after his opening round non-score, points during the remainder of the season will be a valuable asset to his Junior BRC chances.

“I’d like to think we will be close to the front in Wales, but my target is to have a push on the Grampian" [round four of the BRC] he says.

“That should be a much better leveler as most of the contenders haven’t done that event before so should be a chance to see how we get on when we go a little harder, but for now a solid result will be key to the weekend and my championship”.

Seeded Entry Lists

Posted: July 5, 2021 7:22 AM

Combined Seeded Entry List

No Driver/Co-Driver (Make Model) [Class]
1 Matthew Edwards/Darren Garrod (VW Polo GTi R5) [BRC1]
2 Rhys Yates/James Morgan (Ford Fiesta Rally 2) [BRC1]
3 Osian Pryce/Noel O Sullivan (VW Polo GTi R5) [BRC1]
4 Tom Cave/Dale Furniss (Ford Fiesta Rally 2) [BRC1]
5 Ollie Mellors/Max Freeman (Proton Iriz R5) [BRC1]
6 Matthew Wilson/Stuart Loudon (Ford Fiesta Rally 2) [BRC1]
7 Sam Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta Rally 2) [BRC1]
8 Keith Cronin/Mikie Galvin (Ford Fiesta Rally 2) [BRC1]
9 Josh Moffett/Andy Hayes (Hyundai i20 R5) [BRC1]
10 Seb Perez/Gary McElhinney (Ford Fiesta Rally 2) [BRC1]
11 Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Ford Fiesta R5) [NATC7]
12 Garry Pearson/Niall Burns (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 9) [NATC6]
14 Marty McKenna/Kaine treanor (Volkswagen Polo GTi R5) [BRC1]
15 Alan Carmichael/Claire Williams (Hyundai i20 R5) [NATC7]
16 George Lepley/Tom Woodburn (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X) [B13]
17 Stephen Petch/Michael Wilkinson (Ford Fiesta WRC) [NATC6]
18 Charles Payne/Patrick Walsh (Ford Fiesta WRC) [NATC6]
19 Conor McCourt/Caolan McKenna (Ford Fiesta Rally 2) [B14]
20 Matthew Hirst/Declan Dear (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 9) [B13]
21 Russ Thompson/Peredur Davies (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 9) [B13]
22 Thomas Preston/Carl Williamson (Ford Fiesta R5) [BRC1]
23 Callum Black/Jack Morton (Ford Fiesta R5) [B14]
24 Pat Naylor/Ian Lawrence (mitsubishi Lancer EVO 9) [NR4]
25 Joseph McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney (Ford Fiesta Rally 2) [BRC1]
26 Dylan Davies/Mark Glennerster (Skoda Fabia R5) [B14]
27 Ian Joel/Graeme Wood (Ford Escort RS Cosworth) [B13]
28 Wug Utting/Bob Stokoe (Subaru Impreza N12B) [NR4]
29 Ian Baumgart/Dave Robson (Subaru Impreza) [B13]
30 Ian Bainbridge/Will Atkins (Skoda Fabia) [B14]
31 Tom Llewellin/Ross Whittock (Mitsubishi Mirage R5) [B14]
32 Martin McCormack/Barney Mitchell (Ford Escort Mk2) [B11]
33 Vivian Hamill/Andrew Grennan (Ford Fiesta R5) [B14]
34 Jason Tauber Pritchard/Phil Clarke (Ford Escort RS1800) [H3]
35 Ben Friend/Cliff Simmons (Ford Escort Mk2) [H3]
36 Jonathan Brace/Paul Spooner (Ford Escort Mk2) [H3]
37 Paul Barrett/Gordon Noble (Ford Escort) [H4]
38 Jason Black/Karl Egan (Toyota Starlet) [NATC4]
39 Martyn England/Dawn England (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X) [B13]
40 James Munden/John Leigh (Subaru Impreza) [B13]
41 David Crossen/Aileen Kelly (Ford Escort Mk2) [B12]
42 Frank Kelly/Lauren Kelly (Ford Escort Mk2) [B12]
43 Gareth Sayers/Gareth Gilchrist (Ford Fiesta R5) [B14]
44 Andrew Davison/Tom Murphy (Talbot Sunbeam) [B11]
45 Simon Dalton/Jamie Vaughan (Subaru Impreza N12B) [NR4]
46 Bob Morgan/Adrian Williams (Skoda Fabia) [B13]
47 Simon Rogers/James How (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6) [B13]
48 Josh Neil Browne/Jane Elizabeth Edgington (Ford Escort) [H3]
49 Nick Dobson/Jonathan Turnbull (Ford Escort Mk2) [B11]
50 Ashley Dickson/Stephen Joyce (Ford Fiesta R5) [NATC7]
51 Guy Anderson/Kim Gray (Mitsubishi Galant VR4) [H4]
52 Elliot Payne/Cameron Fair (Ford Fiesta R5) [NATC6]
53 Terry Brown/Angharad Williams (Ford Escort Mk2) [H3]
54 Baz Jordan/Arwel Jenkins (Hillman Avenger) [H3]
55 Harry Gardner/Elliot Graham (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 9) [B13]
56 Martyn Andrews/Steve Greenhill (Subaru Impreza WRX STI) [B13]
57 Pete Littler/Andy Marchbank (Ford Escort RS 1800) [H3]
58 Paul Street/Ian Jones (Ford Escort Mk2) [H3]
59 Michael McDaid/Daniel Petrie (Ford Escort Mk11) [H3]
60 Richard Lane/Jez Rogers (Ford Escort Mk1) [H3]
61 Chris Browne/Ali Cornwell-Browne (Ford Escort RS1600) [H3]
62 Jonathan Caen/Mark Morris (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 3) [B13]
63 John Caine/Andrew Sankey (Subaru Impreza) [B13]
64 William Creighton/Liam Regan (Ford Fiesta Rally 4) [BRC4]
65 Eamonn Kelly/Conor Mohan (Ford Fiesta Rally 4) [BRC4]
66 Gary Smith/Clive Jones (Ford Escort Mk1) [H3]
67 Ruairi Bell/Gareth Parry (Ford Fiesta Rally 4) [BRC4]
68 Andrew Stokes/Jonny Tad Evans (Ford Escort Mk1) [H3]
69 Finlay Retson/Rhys Stoneman (FORD Fiesta Rally 4) [BRCJ]
70 Robert Gough/Aled Edwards (Ford Escort) [H3]
71 David Gathercole/Martyn Donn (Ford Escort Mk1) [H3]
72 James Boland/JOHN MCCAY (Ford Fiesta Rally 4) [BRC4]
73 Eddie Lewis/Dom Adams (Ford Fiesta Rally 4) [BRCJ]
74 Brian Brady/Eamonn Creedon (Ford Fiesta Rally 4) [BRCJ]
75 Alan Desbois/Peter Littlefield (Peugeot 306 RWD) [B10]
76 Neil Andrew/James Chatfield (Ford Escort Mk2) [B11]
77 KYLE WHITE/SEAN TOPPING (Peugeot 208 R2) [BRC4]
78 David Kirby/Martin Corbett (Ford Escort) [H3]
79 Connor Tolson/Dylan Thomas (Ford Fiesta R2) [R2]
80 David Kelly/Dean O Sullivan (Ford Fiesta Rally 4) [BRC4]
81 Robert Bradley/Kevin Booth (Ford Escort Mk2) [B11]
82 Geoff Phelps/Colin Jenkins (Toyota Starlet) [B11]
83 Rob Dennis/Andy Boswell (Ford Escort Mk2) [H4]
84 Jason Dickson/Martin Brady (Ford Fiesta R2) [BRC4]
85 Jonathan Lee jones/Lewis Griffiths (Ford Fiesta R2) [R2]
86 Fraser Anderson/Jack Bowen (Ford Fiesta R2T) [BRCA]
87 Tom Coughtrie/Ian Fraser (Mitsubishi Galant VR4) [H4]
88 Ricky Crone/Daniel James (Ford Escort) [B11]
89 Casey Jay Coleman/Grace O’Brien (FORD Fiesta Rally 4) [BRC4]
90 David Tomlin/Keith Ashley (Ford Fiesta R5) [B14]
91 Nik Elsmore/Craig Drew (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 9) [B13]
92 Johnnie Mulholland/Calum Maguire (Ford Fiesta R2T) [BRC4]
93 Richard Warne/Chris Deal (Ford Escort Mk2) [B11]
94 Gavin Edwards/Caron Tomlinson (Ford Escort Mk2) [B11]
95 Mike East/Roger Davidson (Ford Escort Mk2) [H3]
96 Maxx David Bradshaw/Liam Andrew Whiteley (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 3) [B13]
97 Anthony Hanson/Russell Holdsworth (vauxhall Chevette HSR) [H3]
98 Ron Hall/Phil Spilsted (Subaru Impreza) [B11]
99 Ben Jemison/Dean Kellett (Vauxhall Chevette HSR) [H4]
100 Rupert Flynn/Jamie Mactavish (Ford Fiesta Rally 4) [BRC4]
101 Jonathan Jones/Alan Walker (ford Fiesta R2) [BRC4]
102 Trevor Gamble/Ron Roughead (Ford Fiesta R5) [B14]
103 Mike Brown/Nikola brown (BMW Compact E36) [B11]
104 Philip Clarke/Steve Pugh (Ford Escort Mk2) [H3]
105 Steven Ormond-Smith/Matty Daniels (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 9) [B13]
106 Mathew Tordoff/Tim Tordoff (Ford Fiesta R2) [R2]
107 Dan Jones/Cyril Jones (Vauxhall Nova) [B10]
108 Sean Bannister/Gavin Haycock (Citroen C2) [B10]
109 Graham Thatcher/Tim Samuel (Peugeot 206 GTI) [B11]
110 Tom McKeown/Neil Thomas (Subaru Impreza) [B13]
111 Alex Moore/Gareth Davies (Subaru Impreza) [B13]
112 Rob Wright/Mark Fisher (Ford Escort Mk2) [B12]
113 ashley Davies/Sam Fordham (Ford Escort) [B12]
114 Owen McMackin/Lee Taylor (Ford Escort) [B12]
115 Andrew Fox/Jaime-Lee Fox (BMW 325) [B12]
116 Nigel Cay/Fred Roberts (Vauxhall Chevette HSR) [B12]
117 Kevin Metcalfe/Ian Jones (BMW E30) [B12]
118 David Jones/Glyn Price (BMW E30) [B12]
119 Steve Loomes/Gemma Webster (Ford Escort) [B12]
120 Gary Thomas/Linda Thomas (Ford Escort) [B12]
121 Tim Phelps/Elwyn Manuel (Ford Escort) [B12]
122 James Brady/Graham Wild (Porsche 911) [B12]
123 Robi Wood/Osian Davies (Ford Escort Mk2) [B12]
124 Geoff Cottrill/Nathan Crewe (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 9) [B13]
125 Layton waters/Tudor Jenkins (Proton Satria) [B13]
126 Olly (William) Hunt/Andy Falconer (Subaru Impreza) [B13]
127 Robert Alan Morris/Dil John (Subaru Impreza) [B13]
128 Robin Eyre-Maunsell/Peter Scott (Subaru Impreza) [B13]
129 Graham Roberts/Stephen Spear (MG ZR) [B11]
130 Tony Cawthorne/Paul Alan Barbet (Peugeot 205 GTI) [B10]
131 Paul Lomas/Mark Leader (Ford Escort Mk2) [B11]
132 Jonny Sproat/Peter Johnson (Ford Fiesta ST150) [N3]
133 Rob Aslett/Ashley Aslett (Subaru Impreza) [N3]
134 Ioan Lloyd/Sion Williams (Peugeot 208 R2) [R2]
135 Rob Wilson/Martin Haggett (Ford Fiesta R2) [R2]
136 Brendan Wellman/Steve Wellman (Ford Fiesta ST150) [N3]
137 Jeremy Packer/Chris Gilbert (Ford Fiesta R2T) [R2]
138 Stu Mclaren/John Anderson (Opel Kadett GT/E) [NATC4]
139 Charles J.D.R.Hopkinson/Alan Jones (FORD Escort Mk2 RS1800) [H3]
140 James Wilson/Arthur Kierans (Hyundai i20 R5) [BRC1]
141 Aoife Raftery/Dylan Doonan (Ford Fiesta R2) [BRCA]
142 Joseph Kelly/Shane Byrne (Ford Fiesta R2T) [BRCJ]
143 Charlie Wright/Sarah Ashley Ramsey (Peugeot 106 GTI) [B10]
144 Charlie Todd/Glyn Thomas (Ford Fiesta R2T) [R2]

201 Steve Black/Paul Morris (Suzuki Swift S1400) [1400S]
202 David Brick/Toby Brick (Vauxhall Nova) [1400S]
203 Richard Jordan/James Gratton-Smith (MG ZR) [1400S]
204 David Dobson/Graham Hepworth (Ford Escort Mk2) [H1/2]
205 James Dunkley/Dan sayce (Vauxhall Corsa) [1400C]
206 Mike Simpson/Dale Gibbons (Ford Escort Mk1) [H1/2]
207 Richard Martin Freestone/Rory McCann (Ford Escort RS 1600) [H1/2]
208 Philip Atkinson/Louise Gilks (Ford Escort Mk1 Twin Cam) [H1/2]
209 David Edwards/Paul Dolby (Ford Escort Mk2) [H1/2]
210 Malcolm Bayliss/Siobhan Pugh (Ford Escort Mk1) [H1/2]
211 Gethin Price/Matthew Baddeley (Nissan Micra) [1400C]
212 Aaron Rix/Abi Haycock (FORD Escort Mk2) [1400S]
213 Dave Forrest/Jamie Forrest (Ford Escort Mk2) [H1/2]
214 Andrew Bustard/Kenny bustard (Ford Escort Mk2) [RF2.0]
215 Neal James/Kevin Jones (Ford Escort) [H1/2]
216 Chris Bush/Robert Smith (Vauxhall Corsa) [1400S]
217 Graham Waite/Gill Cotton (Opel Ascona) [H1/2]
218 Darrell Denning/Derek Drayton (Volvo 244) [H1/2]
219 Edward Wain/Noel Murphy (MG ZR) [1400C]
220 Julian Birley/Steve White (Talbot Sunbeam Ti) [H1/2]
221 Simon Stanbury/Alex Stanbury (MG ZR) [RF2.0]
222 Bill Douglas/Dave Barratt (Volvo Amazon) [H1/2]
223 Adrian Young/Gwynfor Jones (Ford Escort RS2000) [H1/2]
224 Jeremy Wells/Martin Saunders (Ford Escort Mk2) [H1/2]
225 Terry Pankhurst/Jamie Sparks (Ford Escort Mk1) [H1/2]
226 Tom Naylor/Tom Bishop (Nissan Micra) [RF1.4]
227 Jacob E T Neal/Jack Clements (Vauxhall Corsa) [RF1.4]

Reserve List:
901 Saleh Hijazi/Stephen Landen (Subaru Impreza WRX STI) [NR4]
902 Richard Hill/Steffan Evans (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 9) [B13]
903 Ross Clements/Christopher Lear (MG ZR) [1400C]
905 Gareth Mimnagh/J Barry McCarney (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6) [B13]
906 Andy Davies/Ian Beamond (Subaru Impreza) [B13]
907 Dan Chester/Steven Davey (BMW E30) [B12]
908 Nick Elliott/Dave Price (Ford Escort) [H3]
909 Peter Jones/Graham Joseph (Ford Escort Mk2 RS1800) [H3]
910 Martin Cairns/Paddy McCrudden (Ford Fiesta WRC) [B14]


Classes - National (BRC)
BRC1 Group R5 (VR5) Group R5 Cars conforming to the 2021Appendix J, Art.261
BRCP Group NR4 over 2000cc
BRC3 Group A over 1600cc and up to2000cc, Super 1600, R2 (atmospheric over 1600cc and up to 2000cc - VR2C and turbo over 1067cc and up to 1333cc - VR3C), R3 ( atmospheric/over 1600cc and up to 2000cc - VR3Cand turbo over1067cc and up to 1333c - VRC3), R3 ( turbo/up to1620cc/nominal - nominal - VR3T), R3
BRC4 R2 ( atmospheric over 1390cc and up to 1600cc - VR2B and turbo over 927cc and up to 1067cc - VR2B), Group A up to 1600cc, Kit ar up to 1600cc, Group N over 1600cc and up to 2000cc
BRC5 Group N up to 1600cc, R1 (atmospheric up to 1600cc - VR1A/VR1B and turbo up to 1067cc - VR1A/VR1B
BRCJ R2 (atmospheric over 1390cc and up to 1600cc - VR2B and turbo, over 927cc and up to 1067cc - VR2B) Only Ford FiestaR2 on Pirelli tyres are eligible
BRCA R2 (atmospheric over 1390cc and up to 1600cc - for all R2 cars homologated before 01/01/2018
NATC1 All 2 WD non-homologated cars up to 1450cc
NATC2 All 2 WD non-homologated cars - 1451CC - 1650CC
NATC3 Front wheel drive non-homologated cars - 1651cc - 2050cc
NATC4 Rear wheel drive non-homologated cars - 1651cc - 2050cc
NATC5 All 2 WD non-homolgated cars over 2051cc
NATC6 Any 4WDcarnot classified in Class 7, including WRCcars running in their homologation specification up to 2016
NATC7 Any derivative of FIA R5 car converted to RHD whose conversion has been supported with photographic evidence and original LHD homologation papers for that vehicle

Classes - Interclub (BTRDA)
RF1.4 BTRDA® Rally First cars up to and including 1400cc
RF2.0 BTRDA® Rally First cars over 1400cc up to and including 2000cc
1400S All other cars up to and including 1400cc that are not eligible for class 1400C or BTRDA Rally First RF1400
1400C Cars up to 1400cc with:- (a) 8 valve engines (b) Engines with more than 8 valves that retain the standard fuel and inlet manifold systems (c) Engines up to 1000cc not eligible for the BTRDA Rally First Class RF 1.4.
Remote reservoir suspension systems are not permitted unless fitted as standard or homologated.
N3 Current and former FIA Group N cars over 1400cc up to and including 2000cc
NR4 Current and former FIA Group N cars over 2000c
R2 All FIA R2(B) cars
B11 Over 1600cc up to and including 2000cc
B10 Over 1400cc up to and including 1600cc
B12 Over 2000cc two wheel drive, including all FIA R3T cars
B13 Over 2000cc four wheel drive cars that do not qualify for Classes NR4 or B14, and FIA R4 cars
B14 Current and former World Rally cars with a sequential gearbox, plus current and former S2000 and FIA R5 cars and any derivatives there from
H1/2 All Historic Category 1 and 2 cars and Category 3 cars with single cam engines and Category 4a up to 1600cc
H3 Historic Category 3 cars with multi cam engines over 1600cc plus Category 4a cars and Category 4b cars up to 1600cc
H4 Historic Category 4b cars over 1600cc which comply with R49.1.5

Non-Spectator Event

Posted: June 19, 2021 3:30 PM

This year’s Nicky Grist Stages has been given the green light to host the first major forest rally in Wales for 17 months, when it takes place on Saturday 10 July – although one of the compromises in these unprecedented times will be that spectators will unfortunately not be permitted to attend, with an online streaming service broadcasting live from the stages instead.

Whilst this decision will come as a disappointment to many fans, it has been made at the request of the Ministry of Defence and is due to the amount of military training that is taking place on the Epynt range the same weekend.

In an attempt to lessen the disappointment, Special Stage TV will live stream the action live online – covering every competitor from as many of the stages as possible.

As the Quinton Motor Club organised event is a round of eight major championships – namely the British Rally Championship, MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series, Pirelli Welsh Rally Championship , National Rally Championship, English Rally Championship in association with Seaconuk, Historic Rally Car Register - HRCR Rally Masters Stage Championship, the WAMC Welsh Historic Rally Championship and the ANWCC Forest Rally Championship – the 2021 Nicky Grist Stages will be widely featured on many other social media platforms and also benefit from live online timing.

Quinton MC is appealing to spectators not to travel to the area on rally day, as access to the stages will be heavily marshalled and strictly not permitted. Anyone flouting this appeal could halt the Nicky Grist Stages, and put the future of rallying on and around the Epynt military range in jeopardy.

Neil Cross, Nicky Grist Stages Clerk of the Course, said:
“Following the recent Welsh government announcement that larger events in Wales can re-start, together with further confirmation from Motorsport UK, we have effectively been given the green light to run as planned. Both NRW and the MOD have also confirmed that we can use their land, but the MOD has said that it is on condition that we don’t have spectators. Although linked to Covid-19, it is more to do with the demand on the training facility than anything else. With the majority of the stages taking place on MOD land, and to avoid any confusion and misunderstanding on the day, we have decided that the most sensible option is to make this year’s Nicky Grist Stages a non-spectator event. Whilst fans will be disappointed, we trust that they understand and appreciate the situation that the club is in and will instead watch the action live online. It’s not ideal, but it’s certainly better than not having a rally at all.” Nicky Grist said: “Making this year’s Nicky Grist Stages a non-spectator event was never our intention, but it had to be taken to safeguard the future of rallying on and around the Epynt military range. I know fans will be disappointed, but the live streaming of stages will allow everyone to watch the action as it happens – and every competitor will be covered, from as many of the stages as possible. Add to that the online results system and your viewing of the event will be a lot more informative from your armchair at home. We’ve all waited a long time for rallying to return to the Welsh forests, and we knew that in these unprecedented Covid reopening times some compromises would have to be made – and we thank the fans for their understanding and look forward to welcoming spectators back in 2022.”

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