The FMP Rally Challenge, which is open to members of all MSA registered Motor Clubs, was created in 2013¬†to support Wales Air Ambulance and thanks to the generosity of competitors and¬†spectators the charity has benefited¬†on average¬†by over ¬£1000 per year.
Round 8 – the Nicky Grist Stages
Mechanical failure sidelines Davies / Williams.
Wakely takes a commanding Co-driver lead.
Jones / Price move into the Top 10.
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Theresa is Jersey bound
Challenge Contender Theresa Fossey who took a Class victory with Maesteg DMC‚Äôs Carl Fricker on Round 1 at Pembrey, plans to compete on this years Jersey Rally. The Llanharan co-driver has nominated the event for FMP Overseas points where she will compete with husband Stuart in their Escort MK.2. The car suffered extensive damage on the Epynt after oil from the blown engine of a previous competitor caused them to leave the road after a brow. Both emerged unscathed and Theresa would like to thank everyone involved in rebuilding the car.
Regulations are now available for Round 9, the Woodpecker Stages. The Ludlow Racecourse based event is ‚Äėon the doorstep‚Äô for the Brick family. Father and son Dave and Toby currently hold Top 5 positions. Son Freddy is a past FMP Junior Champion.
Round 7 –¬†The JD Tyres Bob Shaw Memorial
Reigning¬†Champ takes back lead at Brawdy.
¬†Pembrokeshire Motor Club attracted what must be the finest entries for a single venue event in Wales this year.¬†
Llandysul’s Will Mains dominated his class to take the Challenge lead on a blisteringly hot day.¬†
The next Round is the Nicky Grist Stages based in Builth Wells and using the forests in the area. Spectator information can be found at:
Points following Round¬† –¬†The JD Competition Tyres¬†¬†Bob Shaw Memorial Rally her
Melvyn takes a historic victory
Challenge contender Melvyn Evans has made Motorsport history by taking victory on the Corbeau Seats Rally held in the Tendring and Clacton area. Seeded at Car 1 made him the first driver to compete on a Rally held on closed public roads thanks to new legislation for England and Wales.
The closing of public roads to stage Motorsport events is common throughout the world and the¬†UK‚Äôs sports governing body, the MSA have worked tirelessly to get legislation through parliament to allow it to happen in¬†England¬†and¬†Wales. This allows the temporary suspension of speed limits to bring the spectacle to the public with great financial benefits to areas embracing such events. An estimated 6000 people attended with many travelling from¬†Wales¬†to help marshal and to spectate. Melvyn decided to retain the FMP / Wales Air Ambulance stickers on for the rally.
Fund Raising Manager¬†Mark Stevens commented, ‘We¬†understand that¬†the rally¬†has created a large amount of media attention and we are really grateful to Melvyn and to Challenge Organisers Maesteg and District Motor Club¬†for helping us¬†to raise the profile of the Charity.‚Äô
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Picture are credited to Mike Frayne and John Holden¬†
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