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.
Just five minutes on the telephone with Sharon Heveran and you understand how she has led Cardiff AC's women’s team from the depths of the domestic league structure to its pinnacle in just four years. Ten minutes on the phone and you understand why she is confident the team will... Read More
Shannon Malone Sprints To Victory On Day Of Dead-Heats, Disqualifications And Drama At Welsh Indoor Champs
A drama filled day at the Welsh Athletics Championships saw disqualifications, a dead-heat and desperately narrow wins. The much anticipated women's 60m final lived up to Its pre-race billing as Shannon Malone beat Wales Commonwealth Games sprinters Hannah Brier, of Swansea Harriers and Birchfield Harrier Mica Moore to claim the... Read More
Commonwealth Games long jumper Rebecca Chapman retained her Welsh title with a new championship record on Saturday. The Cardiff AAC athlete produced one of the individual performances of the day to break Ruth Howell's 40-year-old Welsh Athletics Championships record by one centimetre. Chapman leapt out to 6.34m to clinch gold... Read More
Bethan Rees Wins National Title . . . Jumps In A Car . . . Drives 120 Miles . . . Wins Another . . . Easy.
Welsh javelin thrower Bethan Rees completed a remarkable double on Friday as she won two national titles at events held 120 miles apart. At noon, Rees started competing in the javelin at the English Schools’ Championship at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. After clinching the title with a throw of 47... Read More
Cardiff AAC women's team celebrated the club's 50th anniversary in fine style on Saturday as they got their UK Women's Athletics League First Division season off to a winning start. There was a celebratory atmosphere in the air as the club hosted the women's fixture along with a men's British... Read More
Wales will send a 39-strong team to compete at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the... Read More