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.
James Williams had an excellent build up to his European Rally Championship debut, enjoying a good test and then setting the fifth fastest class time on the qualifying stage of the Rally di Roma Capitale – but it all unfortunately went downhill from that point onwards. Driving a new Ford Fiesta R2T, the 21-year old Newcastle Emlyn driver had only been three seconds slower than the fastest and more experienced ERC3 driver in qualifying, so he was hopeful of a good run when the rally got underway in the centre of Rome. But it didn’t quite go to plan for Williams and co-driver Tom Woodburn, as they had to stop to change a puncture on the opening stage and then rolled out of the event on stage two.
Curzon Ashton 0, Wrexham 2 Wrexham earned their third pre-season win thanks to goals by Leighton McIntosh, from a penalty, and a late Jason Oswell strike. The Wrexham side that started the game was almost a completely new XI from the 3-1 loss against Championship club Stoke City. Devonte Redmond returned after a... 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
Wrexham return to North Wales from their ‘fantastic’ tour to the Algarve believing they are on course for a successful National League season. The Dragons have suffered back-to-back 1-0 pre-season defeats - against Fleetwood and Portuguese club Portimonense - but manager Bryan Hughes says: “It was a fantastic training camp in... Read More
Adam Barton, Wrexham’s newest signing who is with the squad on their pre-season trip to Portugal, is ready to make sweet music with the Dragons. Central midfield player Barton has a quality musical background, a drummer who can also play bass guitar. The former Preston North End, Portsmouth, Coventry City, Partick Thistle,... Read More
Cardiff City play their first pre-season fixture when manager Neil Warnock sends his Bluebirds out against Taffs Well at their Rhiw'r Ddar ground on Friday (7pm). Many first team players are due to attend the fixture, although City are likely to field members of their under-23 squad. This is the third successive... Read More
Wrexham start their 2019-20 Vanarama National League season with a home game against Barrow on Saturday, August 3. “It's pleasing to start at home,” said manager Bryan Hughes. "We're generating good season ticket sales, we've brought some good players into the club and it's nice to start with a home fixture. "Personally,... Read More