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.
Milton Keynes Lightning
Andrew Lord is an angry man - and he’s not in the mood for excuses after his Cardiff Devils team lost against Elite League bottom club MK Lightning. Head coach Lord was shocked by an unusual lack of intensity in his team during a 3-2 overtime defeat. He is demanding a big... Read More
Milton Keynes Lightning had a late shock for Cardiff Devils at the Viola Arena. Devils outshot their visitors 44-25, but they were denied by goaltender Patrick Killeen. Charles Linglet and man of the match Joey Haddad scored for Devils, who led twice and had a Bryce Reddick ‘goal’ disallowed. Lightning are bottom of... Read More
Cardiff Devils clinched their place in the Challenge Cup knockout stage thanks to a 5-4 win at Milton Keynes and now return to European mode. Head coach Andrew Lord and his team welcome Swedish champions Vaxjo Lakers to Ice Arena Wales on Tuesday and he says: “We’d give just about anything... Read More
Jake Morissette has warned his Cardiff Devils team they must regain Elite League mentality quickly when Dundee Stars come to South Wales this evening (Saturday, 7pm). Captain Morissette and his players have been in outstanding form during League and Challenge Cup matches, winning eight of their nine fixtures, scoring 40 goals... Read More
Joey Martin is Elite League player of the week after opening the domestic ice hockey season in sensational style. Cardiff Devils forward Martin is nicknamed the GOAT by Welsh ice hockey fans - Greatest Of All Time. Their tribute to Devils favourite Martin is for a Canadian ace who has scored 124... Read More
Head coach Andrew Lord loved the first weekend of Cardiff Devils’ domestic season. Devils won 3-2 against Nottingham Panthers in an Elite League clash and then crushed Milton Keynes Lightning 9-1 in a Challenge Cup group match. Panthers look genuine title contenders, a big, strong and well organised team playing under highly... Read More