Archive for 2020

Fear And Frustration Mount As Rally Return Is Blocked By Blanket Bureaucracy

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Fears are growing that rallying won’t return in Wales until the spring of 2021, unless the Welsh government allows non-spectator Covid-19 compliant trial events to take place. Some motor clubs have tried to organise experimental rallies, but optimism is turning to despair and frustration as the 30 maximum mass gatherings rule – which doesn’t apply [...]

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Posted on: Friday, August 28th, 2020
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How David Llewellin Eventually Ruled The Welsh International Rally

David Llewellin being interviewed by Steve Rider after his massive accident on the 1986 Welsh Int Rally

High-speed impatience to score victory on his home Welsh International Rally undoubtedly delayed David Llewellin from lifting the winners’ trophy. The most spectacular of these beyond limits misdemeanours came in 1986, when he crashed his Metro 6R4 not once, but twice. It’s a car-wrecking weekend that Llewellin, who recently celebrated his 60th birthday in lockdown [...]

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Posted on: Saturday, August 8th, 2020
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Crisis? Welsh Forest Rallying Can See The Woods For The Trees, Thanks To Rally4Wales

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The classic Welsh forests stages, once reverberating to the orchestral sounds of high-revving engines and gravel ricocheting off metal, are eerily quiet. Only one gravel rally has taken place in Wales this year, the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally at the beginning of February, and a temporary suspension on all motorsport activities in the UK remains [...]

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Posted on: Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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What Craig Parry did next

Craig and Gus Greensmith on the Tour of Corsica, just prior to his co-driving career ending testing accident

It had started as just another ordinary day for Craig Parry. He was in Germany, at the vast Baumholder military training range near the Luxembourg/France border to be precise, testing in preparation for the following week’s Rallye Deutschland. Contesting the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) is what Craig did for a living, and for the [...]

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Posted on: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
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