11:01am Monday 1st September 2014
3:47pm Friday 29th August 2014
THE dismal Bank Holiday weather may have done its best to disrupt proceedings at round five of the Shannon Group British Rallycross Championship held at Lydden Hill in Kent on Monday but for a number of local competitors, it was a successful meeting.
4:03pm Friday 15th August 2014
4:02pm Friday 15th August 2014
HEXHAM motorcycle racer Graeme Gowland and his Smiths Triumph Racing Team maintained station at the top of the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship following Oulton Park last weekend when he scored a brace of podiums.
4:03pm Friday 8th August 2014
4:01pm Friday 8th August 2014
12:54pm Friday 1st August 2014
THE fourth round of the MSA British Rallycross Championship in association with the Shannon Group took place at the Pembrey race circuit in South Wales last weekend with a number of local drivers making the long trip.
10:20am Monday 28th July 2014
12:42pm Friday 18th July 2014
HAMSTERLEY rally driver Stephen Petch and his Northallerton co-driver Ian Windress battled a strong field of the season as well as the dry and dusty conditions to take a fourth place finish on last Saturday’s Nick Grist Stages Rally in Wales.
12:40pm Friday 18th July 2014
4:46pm Friday 11th July 2014
4:45pm Friday 11th July 2014
10:47am Monday 7th July 2014
9:55am Monday 30th June 2014
11:32am Sunday 29th June 2014
4:45pm Saturday 28th June 2014
Turkington delighted to be at centre stage as British Touring Car series goes from strength to strength
7:02am Saturday 28th June 2014
NEXT weekend, the eyes of the sporting world will be trained on North Yorkshire as the opening stage of the Tour de France winds its way from Leeds to Harrogate via the picturesque Dales. Before that though, the region plays host to an even faster group of racers, determined to put on an equally exhilarating show.
3:58pm Friday 27th June 2014
LAST Saturday’s hot and dry conditions proved a real challenge for competitors in the DMACK Carlisle Stages Rally but it didn’t prove too problematic for local competitors Simon Cole from Catterick and Eggleston co-driver Joe Hutchinson.
2:04pm Wednesday 25th June 2014
10:52am Wednesday 25th June 2014
THE Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship is always renowned for its competitiveness, but even by the series’ hard-fought standards, this year’s title battle is shaping up to be especially exciting.
10:46am Wednesday 25th June 2014
10:41am Wednesday 25th June 2014
WITH Croft Circuit’s 50th anniversary rapidly approaching, this weekend’s visit of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship promises to provide one of the highlights of the North Yorkshire venue’s half-centenary celebrations.
4:33pm Friday 20th June 2014
GUISBOROUGH DMC held their annual Dales Trophy Trial around Glaisdale and Fryup Dales on Sunday and Beta rider Ian Austermuhle once again stamped his authority on the event – and his name on the silverware – to win by ten marks from Scarborough’s James Carr.
4:33pm Friday 20th June 2014
SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Northallerton Enduro rider Robbie Wallace was once again in action on the Motoconnection and Putoline Oils sponsored Yamaha YZ125, where he was competing in round five of the Perkins Slade Ride Off Road Enduro Championship last weekend.
4:50pm Friday 13th June 2014
4:49pm Friday 13th June 2014
2:23pm Friday 6th June 2014
ROGER Williams topped the entry at the Weardale Motor Club’s trial last weekend, his loss of 18, putting him three marks clear of Anthony Stephen, with Joe McMeekin a further mark adrift. The trial at Dursand Quarry above Stanhope, attracted more than 70 entries with four courses on offer, each with 10 sections.
2:23pm Friday 6th June 2014
NORTHALLERTON motorcycle Enduro rider Robbie Wallace competed in rounds five and six of the British Sprint Enduro Championship last weekend at Tetbury in Gloucestershire, riding his Motoconnection, Putoline Oils and RFX-sponsored Yamaha YZ125.
7:02am Friday 6th June 2014
7:01am Friday 6th June 2014
ROGER Williams topped the entry at the Weardale Motor Club's trial last weekend, his loss of 18, putting him three marks clear of Anthony Stephen, with Joe McMeekin a further mark adrift. The trial at Dursand Quarry above Stanhope, attracted over 70 entries and with four courses on offer, each with ten sections. James Black and Eddie Aitkin battled it out on the Green Course. On the Clubman Course, John Bennett took the honours. It was a win for Andrew Black on the Easy course, after dropping all five of his marks in section three.
12:08pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014
SKIPTON Bultaco rider James Moorhouse won the annual Blue Bar Trophy Trial on Sunday from Summerbridge Sherco rider, and MRS Sherco employee Phillip Hammond who finished the dramatic two-day event in Coverdale one penalty ahead of Braidley farmer Stephen Lambert.
12:06pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014
THE Darlington and District Motor Club-organised Northern Saloon and Sports Car Championship visited Knockhill in Scotland last weekend as part of the Knockhill Motor Sports Club’s Super Lap Scotland weekend where also in attendance were about 12 of DDMC’s marshals.
10:55am Monday 26th May 2014
Nico Rosberg returned to the top of the Formula One podium with a lights-to-flag Monaco Grand Prix victory as a left-eye problem for Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton put the blinkers on his challenge.
7:03am Saturday 24th May 2014
THE Northern Despatch, a long-lost sister paper of The Northern Echo, described it as a “great moment for local motor racing fans”. Chris Meek, who was involved in the cut and thrust of the action, remembers it as “unsophisticated, slightly chaotic, but hugely exciting”. Either way, it was a day that changed the face of motorsport in our region forever.
4:25pm Friday 23rd May 2014
DOUBLE BTRDA Silver Star champion Matthew Robinson continued his quest for a hat-trick by claiming a class victory on last weekend’s dry and dusty Plains Rally held in Wales which comprised round four of the 2014 BTRDA Rally Series.
4:22pm Friday 23rd May 2014
4:19pm Friday 23rd May 2014
4:21pm Friday 16th May 2014
DOUGIE LAMPKIN made it eight victories in the Scottish Six Days Trial after a week battling with 250 other contenders and six days of heavy rain. The 38-year-old Silsden professional rider was never headed from MondayCookridge international James Dabill piled on the pressure but Lampkin just stuck to his task to win be a margin of eight penalties.
4:21pm Friday 16th May 2014
NORTHALLERTON co-driver Ian Windress was in action alongside Midland driver Ollie Mellors when they contested last weekend’s Manx National Rally and following a dramatic two-day event around the tricky lanes on the Isle of Man, they emerged in a fantastic second place overall.
11:18am Monday 12th May 2014
4:04pm Friday 9th May 2014
TEESSIDE businessman Peter Stephenson and co-driver Ian Windress were in action over both days of the Pirelli Carlisle RB Foundation Rally last weekend when they came away with a double podium on the various events that supported the British Rally Championship.
4:02pm Friday 9th May 2014
MIDDLESBROUGH DMC held their two-day Trial at the spectacular venue of Lordstone Cafe, high above the village of Carlton over the May Bank Holiday weekend and It was Middlesbrough's Barry Chapman who reigned supreme over the two days to win Class A with Richmond's Stephen Dennis topping a strong B class entry.
4:48pm Friday 2nd May 2014
FOR a second successive year, County Durham rally driver Stephen Petch emerged victorious from his local event when he retained his SG Petch-supported Tour of Hamsterley title despite the murky conditions last Saturday Driving the SGP Motorsport Ford Focus WRC he was sharing with Crook co-driver Michael Wilkinson, the pair emerged at the National Railway Museum, at Shildon, finishing more than one-and-ahalf minutes ahead of Teesside’s Peter Stephenson and his co-driver Ian Windress, from Northallerton, in their Able UK backed Ford Focus WRC.
4:00pm Friday 25th April 2014
4:40pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014
HAMSTERLEY rally driver Stephen Petch and his Northallerton co-driver Ian Windress just missed out on victory last weekend when they had to settle for runnerup spot on the Betta Somerset Stages Rally, but it couldn’t have been much closer.
4:39pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014
10:57am Thursday 17th April 2014
8:38pm Tuesday 15th April 2014
3:22pm Friday 11th April 2014
3:20pm Friday 11th April 2014
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- Richmond & The Dales
- Tyne & Wear
- Whitby & Scarborough