The bad luck that has impeded Seb Morris in this year’s British GT Championship continued at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on Sunday, when two penalties and a tyre blow-out on his Bentley Continental GT3 ruined any hopes of a champagne-spraying podium finish. With his JRM team-mate Rick Parfitt Jnr having to serve a stop/go penalty early in the 120-minute race following contact with a Lamborghini, a second penalty had to be served during hour two after officials deemed the mid-race pit-stop to have been fractionally too short. Incredibly, a puncture with around 20 minutes to run added real insult to injury and necessitated a third unscheduled stop. Wrexham-born Morris eventually went on to take the chequered flag in an exasperating 12th position.
Damian Cole has extended his lead in the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship to 32 points, after a fantastic drive on the Carryduff Forklift Down Rally. The Abergavenny driver started a little too cautiously on a very wet and slippery opening stage, but after that he flew over the fast and bumpy closed country lanes of Northern Ireland in his Get Connected/Energizer-backed Ford Fiesta WRC. Co-driven by Paul Spooner, Cole couldn’t quite regain all the time he’d lost on the first stage to John Stone (Fiesta WRC), but second place points strengthens his title challenge.
Cardiff City 1, Real Valladolid 1 Cardiff won 4-2 on penalties Omar Bogle scored for the Bluebirds in the final match of their tour to North America. Cardiff City fought out a 1-1 draw against the Spanish La Liga club, owned by Brazilian ace Ronaldo, before winning the penalty shoot-out at Edmonton’s Commonwealth... Read More
Neil Warnock takes on Brazilian legend Ronaldo when his Bluebirds face Spanish team Real Valladolid in Canada overnight. Former World Cup winner Ronaldo, who played for Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, now owns La Liga’s Valladolid, bought 51% of club shares last year and is with the team in Canada. The... Read More
Warnock, Manga Shed Tears Over Departure To Dijon - Defender Sends Heartfelt Message To Bluebirds Fans
Neil Warnock has admitted he shed tears with Bruno Manga when it became clear the big defender was leaving Cardiff City. Manga has signed for French Ligue 1 club Dijon FCO, leaving City’s pre-season tour to North America this week, and Warnock said: “Tears were shed between Bruno and I. “It was... Read More
When Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman clinched the signing of Bruno Manga five years ago he told me the Gabon international was the ‘final piece of the Bluebirds’ jigsaw’. Nobody can fault Dalman’s logic because City swept back into Premier League football, but now it is time to build again. London-based Dalman... Read More
Larkhall Athletic 1, Cardiff City (under-23) 1 Cardiff City went head-to-head with a former Bluebird near Bath when the under-23 team travelled to play Western League Larkhall Athletic. Welshman Phil Bater, who made 76 first appearances for Cardiff, is the Larkhall manager. Bater, now aged 63, was in the Cardiff squad when they... Read More
Former Cardiff Devils spark plug player Zach Hervato played a key role in the recruitment of former Syracuse Crunch centre Mike McNamee. The two men are both from Ontario, born in towns 50 miles apart - Stittsville and Perth respectively. They played together in junior hockey, both playing for Smiths Fall... Read More