Seb Morris is hoping for a change of future and a late-season British GT Championship results boost, starting at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend. A campaign that promised so much for the 2017 British GT title winning ‘dream team’ of Morris and driving partner Rick Parfitt Jnr has instead been one of frustration, with the Bentley Continental GT3 duo seeing a bid for a second title victory hampered by bad luck and an unfavourable ‘Balance of Performance’. Last time out at Donington Park in June, they raced as hard as possible and extracted every last bit of performance from the impressively handling No.31 machine. Still, though, they had to settle for a seventh place result during the two-hour contest with the ‘BOP’ having a big impact.
Damian Cole is looking to extend his lead in the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship when he contests tomorrow’s Carryduff Forklift Down Rally in his Get Connected/Energizer-backed Ford Fiesta WRC. The six time champion has an excellent chance to extend his current 17 point lead in the series, as arch rival and defending champion Jason Pritchard is unable to contest the event, as he’s at home awaiting the arrival of a new addition to the family. Having scored maximum points last time out in Belgium, Cole is on top form and after much work seems to have the car working to his liking. The Abergavenny ace will be co-driven by Paul Spooner. Defending British Rally Champion Matt Edwards is contesting the event in his Ford Fiesta R5 as practice for the forthcoming Ulster Rally. The Llandudno driver will be partnered by Paul Morris.
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.
Llancarfan trainer Evan Williams had a winner at far-flung Carlisle when The Last Day came out on top (writes Brian Lee). The Last Day had been a runner-up in two previous starts. Stable jockey Adam Wedge was on board and seven-year-old The Last Day went off the 4-9 favourite in a Racing... Read More
Welshman Connor Brace, a 7lb claiming jockey attached to Fergal O'Brien's Cotswold yard, has been in cracking form (writes Brian Lee). He won the opening Juvenile Hurdle on 14-1 outsider Phoenican Star for O'Brien at Stratford. Star was Connor's sixth winner since the end of last month, having won at meetings all... Read More
Wrexham will put Vanarama National League promotion thoughts to the back of their minds this Saturday when promotion rivals Leyton Orient visit North Wales for a Buildbase FA Trophy tie. The Dragons have suffered three successive League defeats, but are still right in the promotion mix and will focus on the... Read More
Have horses will travel is the motto of Vale of Glamorgan trainer Tim Vaughan (says Brian Lee).. At far flung Carlisle his seven-year-old LooksnowtlikeBrian, a winner of its only race this season, landed the £15,640 Cumberland Handicap Chase when coming home 10 lengths ahead of Bako De La Saulaie. The 4-1 favourite in... Read More
Newport County let the train take the strain for their longest League Two trip of the season. The Exiles are in Carlisle after making the trip by train yesterday and staying overnight in the Cumbrian Town. The hosts have suffered five successive home defeats at their Brunton Park Stadium including a 1-0... Read More