James Williams will make his European Rally Championship debut this weekend when the 21-year old Newcastle Emlyn driver contests the Rally di Roma Capitale. The trip to Italy comes courtesy of Williams winning his class on the recent Ypres Rally, a round of the British Rally Championship. Co-driven by Tom Woodburn, Williams – who studies Motorsport Management at Swansea University – will drive the new-for-2019 M-Sport designed Ford Fiesta R2T.
Tom Llewellin has been crowned Junior champion in the Pirelli Motorsport UK Welsh Forest Rally Championship, after clinching the title after another dominant performance on the Nicky Grist Stages. The talented Pembrokeshire teenager has won the Junior section on all six rallies held so far this year, setting an impressive pace in his Historic-spec Brace’s Bakery-backed Ford Escort Mk2. Llewellin’s prize for winning the Junior title is a test in a PCRS Rallysport Hyundai i20 R5, courtesy of onthepacenote.co.uk.
First There Were The Catastrophes In Cardiff, Then The Nightmare In Nantes . . . Are Wales Heading For Another South Seas Shipwreck?
Do you remember the night terrors that followed Wales’ 2007 Rugby World Cup exit after the defeat by Fiji in Nantes? Well, could they be ready to return 12 years on? Everyone seems to think that Warren Gatland’s Grand Slammers merely have to beat Australia to win their pool in... Read More
As players go back into regional pre-season training this month, they will be hearing plenty of different accents – Aussie, Kiwi, Ulsterman, English . . . but just not Welsh. Robin Davey wonders why it’s so deeply unfashionable to have learned your coaching trade in the nation that has just... Read More
Alun Wyn Jones’ decision to stay with the Ospreys has been welcomed as a chance to continue the Wales captain’s legacy, according to his regional coach Allen Clarke. The likely World Cup skipper has ended uncertainty over his future by agreeing a new two-year deal to stay at the Liberty... Read More
Ken Owens insists Wales will be happy to arrive at the World Cup in Japan with a sonic boom of expectation, rather than flying in under the radar. In previous tournaments – including that of 2011 when Warren Gatland’s squad reached the semi-final and Owens was the young pup –... Read More
George North has revealed the Wales squad were told “a few porkies” about their World Cup build-up this summer. The Ospreys wing – who is preparing for his third tournament at the age of 27 – was expecting a gentle introduction into the training schedule meant to bring the players... Read More
Former Wales great Steve Fenwick believes New Zealand are a fading force and that Wales should have no fears when they head to the World Cup. The Seventies Grand Slam centre is backing Warren Gatland’s side to lift the trophy for the first time on the back of their current... Read More