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.
Cardiff Devils fans will enjoy two Scottish double-headers during their 2019-20 Elite League campaign. Head coach Andrew Lord and his Devils play Fife Flyers and Dundee Stars on successive nights during November, while they head north of the border again the following month. On the second trip Cardiff will play Glasgow Clan... Read More
Five Cardiff Devils And Their GB Team-Mates Head To Kosice, Slovakia For Major World Championship Test
Great Britain are on their way to Slovakia for the World Championship in Kosice, the largest city in eastern Slovakia and the 2013 European Capital of Culture. Head coach Peter Russell and his team play all their fixtures in Kosice, while their first base at Michalovce on the shores of Lake... Read More
Cardiff Devils and Sheffield Steelers clash in what is certain to be an intense, physical play-offs match at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay this evening. Steelers won the first leg 5-4 at home, having opened a 5-1 lead, and coach Andrew Lord said: “Some teams would have folded, but we... Read More
Sheffield Steelers 5, Cardiff Devils 4 (play-off quarter-final first leg, return game in Cardiff Bay on Sunday) Cardiff Devils set up a cracking home clash with Sheffield Steelers on Sunday after a stunning fightback in South Yorkshire. Captain Jake Morissette and his Devils were reeling at 5-1 down five minutes into the final... Read More
Canadian centre Stephen Dixon insists it’s ‘redemption time’ for Cardiff Devils in the Elite League play-offs. Devils missed out on a third successive title when they lost their final regular season fixture in Coventry and finished runners-up to Belfast Giants after the rivals finished level on points. “It sucks to lose the... Read More
Fabulous Fournier Back In Love With Ice Hockey Thanks To Cardiff Devils And He's Fired Up For Steelers Clash
Smooth-skating defenceman Gleason Fournier, who has enjoyed a remarkable Elite League season, insists Cardiff Devils rekindled his love for ice hockey. The 27-year-old from Rimouski in Quebec played in all 60 League matches for Devils and scored an astonishing 71 points (24 goals, 47 assists). A year ago, in the Devils office... Read More