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.
Emirates FA Cup
Michael Flynn admitted he felt relieved after Newport County’s 4-1 League Two away win against relegation battlers Notts County at Meadow Lane. Jamille Matt (2), Fraser Franks and Padraig Amond scored for Newport, who earned a first away victory in their last 11 League attempts. Now County focus on their trip to... Read More
Newport County aim to fire up their League Two play-off hopes with MK Dons visit Rodney Parade this evening (7.45pm). Manager Michael Flynn has big selection decisions to make with County’s FA Cup tie against Manchester City at home only five days away. Goalkeeper Joe Day and winger Robbie Willmott could be... Read More
Virtually everybody in Newport and farther afield seem to be talking about the big cup tie, but manager Michael Flynn and his players dare not look beyond MK Dons. County’s 1-0 home win against Mansfield Town was a start, but only a start. Tickets for the Manchester City tie, now less than... Read More
Manager Michael Flynn described Newport County’s defending during their 3-0 League Two defeat at Grimsby Town as ‘shocking, terrible’. The Mariners even had a penalty saved during the first half, but still earned a convincing win at Blundell Park thanks to a Jordan Cook double plus a late Mickey Demetriou own... Read More
Newport County face a tough League Two test against Grimsby Town at Blundell Park on Saturday. Manager Michael Flynn added three new players to his squad during the January transfer window, while Grimsby signed six. Adebayo Azeez, Ben Kennedy and Harry McKirdy joined County, while Sebastian Ring, Ludvig Öhman, Luke Hendrie, Joe... Read More