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.
Newtown Dragons and Maesteg were big winners during the annual Welsh Squash Awards in Cardiff. More than 120 people from throughout Wales attended the Angel Hotel and Dragons were named club of the year, while two Maesteg members won trophies. Michael Moseley is volunteer of the year, while Sally Davis received coach... Read More
Nantyglo netball ace Brooke Collett is intent on making her senior Wales debut during the Summer Test Series which starts against South Africa at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay on Thursday evening. Collett, who plays for Ystrad Mynach Netball Club, plays mid-court and is one of six players hoping to... Read More
Point-To-Point racing returns to Redlands Farm, Bonvilston near Cowbridge, on Easter Saturday for the first time since 2012 when the Glamorgan Hunt hold their popular annual steeplechases (writes Brian Lee). With excellent viewing facilities and a six race card including a £1,000 feature race an exciting afternoon's racing is promised. Glamorgan Hunt... Read More
Dual purpose trainer John Flint took the M&M Green Haulage Handicap Chase at Ffos Las (writes Brian Lee). His 10-year-old course and distance winner Lac Sacre finished 12 lengths ahead of the Evan Williams-trained Sutters Mill. Lac Sacre, a 9-1 chance, was partnered by Paddy Brennan. Earlier in the day, Williams' Flight To... 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
Byron Moorcroft, of Cowbridge, rode his first ever four-timer at the Curre & Llangibby Hunt Point-To-Point Steeplchases at Howick, Chepstow (writes Brian Lee). Byron, 31, took the Confined Race on Tommy Faulkner's Black Jack Rover then on the same owner's Mister Robbo he landed the Restricted. Then after a walk-over on Jason... Read More