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.
With the Commonwealth Games poised to begin in Australia, Owen Morgan salutes the Welsh competitors who all put a shift in even before they get to the track, pool, or stadium. The athletic exploits of working class comic book hero Alf Tupper thrilled and enthralled generations of youngsters throughout the... Read More
It can take more than just talent to represent your country. Just ask athlete Caryl Granville, who tells Owen Morgan of an eight-year battle to finally reach her target of the Commonwealth Games. Hurdler Caryl Granville has spoken of her delight at having finally been selected to represent Wales at... Read More
Cardiff sprinter Sam Gordon blasted his way to the 100m title on home soil in the 100th Welsh Athletics Championships held at Leckwith's International Sports Stadium. Gordon posted the sixth fastest time in Welsh sprinting history as he claimed a personal best time of 10.32 to overcame 2016 champion and... Read More