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.
Penarth Hockey Club achieved two of its biggest pre-season aims with weeks to spare in the Verde Recreo League, as both the 3rd and 4th XIs secured promotion – with a divisional title to boot. PENARTH ‘B’ 4-0 Neath ‘A’ Although promotion from De Cymru 2 was all but secured... Read More
A rare disappointing weekend for Penarth Hockey Club saw just one win added to their Verde Recreo League tally, and even that kept the assembled crowd at Stanwell waiting. The 1st XI’s trip to second-placed Cheltenham should have been the highlight of Saturday’s slate, especially with the impending debut of... Read More
Penarth Hockey Club’s 1st XI bounced back from a recent run of disappointing Verde Recreo Premiership results with a crushing away win over Exeter University, while the club’s other sides continue to press for promotion in their respective divisions. University of Exeter ‘A’ 3-7 PENARTH The 1st XI travelled to the... Read More
After a great start to the new season, which began with victory at Plymouth Marjon, Penarth’s 1st XI returned to Devon looking to avenge the defeat inflicted upon them at the end of last season that effectively decided the Championship title. Ashmoor had proven to be the Vale side’s only... Read More
Penarth Hockey Club 1st XI continued their rapid rise up the UK ladder system with a win over Gloucester City on Saturday confirming a third successive promotion that will see the Bears playing just one step from the National League next season. PENARTH 3-2 Gloucester City Penarth hosted mid-table Gloucester City knowing... Read More