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Jaguar XJ-S to compete in Kielder Forest Rally

Ed Abbott has an impressive history in motorsport competing on stage rallies but mostly road rallies throughout the late 70’s and early 80’s. He would [...]

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Falstone stage returns to 2024 route

Absent from the 2023 Kielder Forest Rally route the classic Falstone stage returns in 2024. The stage is based north of Kielder dam above the [...]

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Regulations are now available for 2024

Regulations for the 2024 Kielder Forest Rally are now available at https://kielderforestrally.co.uk/competitor-documentation/. Once again, we will be based in the market town of Hexham midway [...]

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Paddaburn: Escape to the Forest joins Kielder Forest Rally 2024

Kielder Forest Rally organisers are delighted to reveal plans for the 2024 event.

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2024 event plans revealed

Kielder Forest Rally organisers are delighted to reveal plans for the 2024 event.

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Kielder Forest Rally announced BTRDA Rally of the year 2023

Jon Binns receiving the Bill Turner Trophy for Kielder Forest Rally

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Live stream from the stages

Action from the Kielder Forest Rally will be live streamed on social media stage side by Special Stage Rally Video. Showing the crews in the [...]

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Holiday accommodation available in Kielder Forest for rally community

We are really pleased to promote local business in Kielder and wanted to let the rally community be the first to know about our new [...]

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Classic stages return in 2023

The organising team conducted a final route survey recently and report that the roads are in excellent condition as can be seen from our recent [...]

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Championships will bring variety of cars to Kielder stages

We are pleased to announce that we will be welcoming competing crews from the BTRDA Rally Series, SG Petch ANECCC Stage Championship and the Motoscope [...]

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SG Petch Garages Sponsors the Kielder Forest Rally

Cumberland Sporting Car Club Limited are delighted to announce that SG Petch Garages will be sponsoring the event again this year.    The support that [...]

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Gain for Payne in Close Kielder Clash

Elliot Payne and Patrick Walsh came out on top as the continuing close battle in the MRF Tyres BTRDA Gold Star Series continued on the [...]

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Warm Work in Kielder

Dry, dusty and very very hot, that was the story from the opening half of the Kielder Forest Rally which featured 3 stages in the [...]

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School Visit Raises the Roof

The pupils of Hexham First School had an unexpected lunchtime treat today when a couple of high speed, and high revving, rally cars turned up [...]

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Supercars Scorching to Hexham School

Hexham will be the scene of much motorsport activity this weekend  (June 18th) when the Kielder Forest Rally rolls into town to make it’s base [...]

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Robson Ready for Kielder Championship Challenge

Gearing up for his biggest challenge to date, young Hexham & District Motor Club member, Carl Robson, will be diving in at the deep end [...]

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Keen Competition in Killer Kielder

Bishop Auckland based crew Stephen Petch/ Michael Wilkinson will lead the field away from the Hexham start on this weekend’s  Kielder Forest Rally, the 4th [...]

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Championship Cliffhanger as Crews Head for Kielder

Motorsport Mania will grip Tynedale next weekend as more than 100 rally crews descend on Hexham ready to contest the Kielder Forest Rally, the 4th [...]

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Kielder’s Big Rally Attracts Huge Interest

The Kielder Forest Rally will see a bumper entry heading up the North Tyne Valley on June 18th with a surge of entries seeing some [...]

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Bond Stunt Star Heads for Hexham

The upcoming Kielder Forest Rally which runs on June 18th will see former triple British Rally Champion, Mark Higgins, make a welcome return to the [...]

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COVID and Chaos Can’t Beat Rally Crews

After a lengthly gap due to the Covid epidemic and the chaos caused by Storm Arwen, major motor sport will return to the Tynedale area [...]

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Kielder Forest Rally Organisers Update

We want to keep you all up to date with our plans for the Kielder Forest Rally 2021. The team are pressing on with our [...]

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Kielder Calling for Rallying’s Comeback

While the world of rallying, like many other activities, has been forced by the Covid 19 outbreak to take a sabbatical, the organisers of the [...]

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2020 Event Postponement – We will be back in 2021

It is with regret that Cumberland Sporting Car Club Ltd have decided to postpone this year’s inaugural Kielder Forest Rally to 2021. Having taken on [...]

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Kielder Calling for Retro Rally Stars

The regulations have been published and entries are now coming in for the Kielder Forest Rally, the new event which replaces the much-admired Pirelli International [...]

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Geared Up To Go!!!!!

Preparations for the all new Kielder Forest Rally are now well under way, despite the recent inclement weather, with the super compact event planning to [...]

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New Rally will be Based in North Tyne

The new Kielder Forest Rally, which will run on April 25th, will really live up to its title with the rally organisers opting to base [...]

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Short Sharp Format and Super Stages

The new format Kielder Forest Rally promises to be an all action super sprint with 6 stages totalling some 45 miles and a minimal road [...]

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New Format for Old Favourite

An “All-New, Short Sharp” format will greet competitors to the Kielder Forest Rally, the new event from Cumberland Sporting Car Club, which replaces the club’s [...]

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Kielder Challenge will be Clubmans Choice

Outline plans have been revealed for the Cumberland Sporting Car Club’s Kielder Forest Rally, the new clubmans style event which will replace the club’s long-running [...]

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Preparations Kicking Off for the 2020 Event

The Cumberland Sporting Car Club, organisers of the Pirelli International Rally, have had a major shake-up to their organising team with the long-standing Chairman, Brian [...]

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Tight at the Top but Tom Triumphs

In a tight battle in which there was never more than a few seconds between the leading contenders, Tom Cave / Dale Bowen took victory [...]

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Robinson Reaps Rewards as Elliott Exits

Matt Robinson / Dave Robson scored a dominant victory on the Historic Section of the Pirelli International Rally, the latest round of the FUCHS Lubricants [...]

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Early Start for Rally Racers

Saturday morning commuters and those people making an early visit to the supermarket were greeted by the site of a cavalcade of brightly coloured rally [...]

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Brampton’s Festive Fun for Rally Finale

There will be festive fun and a real “Street Party” atmosphere as Brampton hosts the finish of Saturday’s Pirelli International Rally with the competitors roaring [...]

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See the Cars and Meet the Stars

Although the Pirelli International Rally doesn’t start until the following day, rally enthusiasts and spectators are more than welcome to come along to the H [...]

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Fast and Furious in the Forest

Kielder Forest’s gravel tracks will echo to the thunder of high revving engines this weekend as the Pirelli International Rally brings a field of over [...]

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Huttunen and Hyundai … from Kiuruvesi to Carlisle

Joining the British Rally Championship regulars on the Pirelli International Rally will be a brace of Hyundai i25s headed by Finnish ace Jari Huttunen who [...]

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Military Might Adds Muscle to Pirelli

The Pirelli International Rally organisers are delighted that the 2019 event will see a welcome return by the Armed Forces Rally Team who are bringing [...]

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Pirelli’s Pull Brings Kiwi to Carlisle

The lure of the Pirelli International Rally and the opportunity to drive the legendary Kielder Forest stages has persuaded two times New Zealand Rally Champion, [...]

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Brampton Buzzing at Pirelli Prospect

On November 11th 1745, Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite forces besieged Brampton as they prepared to attack Carlisle Castle and on April 27th 2019 [...]

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Rally’s Roman Rendezvous

Competitors in this year’s Pirelli International Rally, a round of the British Rally Championship, will receive an unusual introduction to the event with the pre [...]

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Tynedale the Target for Rallying Championship Challenge

Kielder Forest’s gravel tracks will again echo to the sound of high revving engines with April’s Pirelli International Rally scheduled to bring a host of [...]

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Happy Historics will Lead the Way

The 2019 Pirelli International Rally will again offer competitors in the Fuchs Lubricants Motorsport UK British Historic Championship the opportunity to run first on the [...]

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Pirelli’s Popularity Earns Championship’s Choice

The fantastic response to last year’s Pirelli International Rally has resulted in the Carlisle based event again being chosen as a round of no fewer [...]

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Barrett Best on a Day of Dramas and Disasters

On a fast and furious event which saw fortunes swing dramatically, top seeds Paul Barrett/ Dai Roberts justified their seeding by taking the honours, overhauling [...]

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Border Battle for Hard Charging Historics

A fantastic entry of almost 80 cars will contest the Historic Section of this weekend’s Pirelli International Rally, the Carlisle based event is the 2nd [...]

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Pirelli Poised to Launch Prestone Championship Clash

This weekend’s Carlisle based Pirelli International Rally gets the MSA Prestone British Rally Championship off to a flying start and what a thrilling “Border Battle” [...]

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Champion Cronin Heads for Carlisle

The entry list for the Pirelli International Rally, the opening round of the MSA Prestone British Rally Championship, has received a major boost with the [...]

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Big Day for Brampton

Next Saturday (28th April) will be a big day for the residents and trades people of Brampton when the Pirelli International Rally stages a grandstand [...]

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Record Entry for Cumbria’s Top Rally

Almost 140 crews, a record entry for recent years, will be descending on Carlisle next Saturday for the Pirelli International Rally, the long established event [...]

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Alex Crosses Atlantic to Star on the Stages

During its 44 year history the Pirelli International Rally has attracted star drivers from many different countries and this year the event will add another [...]

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Students to Star on the Stages

A pair of young students from Lancashire University’s Centre Myerscough, Bart Lang and Sinclair Young,  will swop studies for stages when they leave the classroom [...]

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Mighty Military Add Muscle to Pirelli

2018 will see a welcome return to the Pirelli International Rally for the Armed Forces Rally Team who will be making their first appearance of [...]

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Cheaper Kielder for Clubmen

The organisers of the Pirelli International Rally, the 2nd round of both the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship and the Fuchs MSA British Historic Championship, [...]

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Historic’s Happy to Lead the Way

For the third year running, the Pirelli International Rally will offer historic and two-wheel drive crews the opportunity to run first on the road, ensuring [...]

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Pirelli’s Compact Choice for Competitors

This year, Pirelli International Rally will offer competitors a super compact, all action event with the always innovative rally adopting a new format for 2018 [...]

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Magnificent Moffett had a Year for the History Books

The winners of the 2017 FIA Celtic Rally Trophy received their trophies at the Motorsport Ireland Awards Ceremony at Mansion House in Dublin in early [...]

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Pirelli Popularity Means Championship Choice

The fantastic reception which this year’s Pirelli International Rally received has resulted in the Carlisle based event being chosen as the 2nd round of the [...]

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Pirelli Power Stages have Ahlin Seeing Double

Two days of high speed motoring over fantastically quick stages where power was at a premium saw Scandinavian crew Fredrik Ahlin/ Torstein Ericsen  clinch their [...]

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All Looking Good for Ahlen

The first day of the Pirelli International Rally saw changing fortunes as the hazards of the dreaded “Killer” Kielder Forest proved a stern challenge for [...]

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Pirelli Proves Popular for Elliott

The opening Historic Section of the Pirelli International Rally saw Nick Elliott/ Dave Price ( Ford Escort ) scrape home to a narrow win, Elliott’s [...]

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Seeking Cadet Double

After a successful opening round of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship (BRC), MH Motorsport will head to Carlisle this weekend with high hopes of [...]

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Pirelli Power Lifts Brampton’s Bank Holiday

The bunting is going up in Brampton’s main street and market place as the town rolls out the welcome mat for the Pirelli International Rally [...]

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Hard Charging Historics Head for Hadrians Wall

A cracking field of retro rally cars will be lining up in Carlisle on Saturday morning for the Historic section of the Pirelli International Rally [...]

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Solberg Aims for Junior BRC Success

Petersfield based preparation experts MH Motorsport will be aiming to take their second Prestone MSA Junior British Rally Championship (BRC) win in a row, as [...]

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Pirelli Promises Big Boost for B & B’s

The arrival of the Pirelli International Rally in the city this weekend will provide Carlisle’s catering and hospitality trade with a welcome boost as the [...]

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Pirelli Power Promises a Brilliant Border Battle

A top class field and a host of new R5 specification cars should ensure a battle royal on next weekend’s Pirelli International Rally when the [...]

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Wildcard Brynildsen is in it to win it

Eyvind Brynildsen has today announced his plans to enter the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship. The Norwegian is set to be a one-off wildcard on [...]

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Trophy Hunters on the Loose

Following a fast and furious opening round over the undulating roads of West Cork, the FIA Celtic Trophy contestants face a new and daunting challenge [...]

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Hyundai Hunts for Pirelli Points

Tom Cave, runner-up in the 2016 MSA British Rally Championship, will drive a Hyundai i20 R5 on the upcoming (29th/30th April) Pirelli International Rally, round [...]

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Pirelli Promises a Big Day for Brampton

Brampton’s historic market square and town centre will come alive on Sunday 30th April when the Pirelli International Rally comes roaring up the High Street [...]

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Rally Roar will bring Boost to Bellingham

Saturday 29th April will see a flurry of activity in Bellingham when a colourful cavalcade of rally cars will roll into the North Tyne capital [...]

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Pirelli International Status is Secure

Cumbria’s biggest, and possibly it’s longest running, motorsport event will have added status for 2017 for not only has the Pirelli International Rally regained it’s [...]

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FIA Celtic Rally Trophy expands for 2017

United Kingdom and Ireland rally drivers will chase the FIA Celtic Rally Trophy title over an expanded calendar this year. The Trophy, part of the [...]

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Ahlin is All Right

Swedish star Fredrik Ahlin, and his co-driver MORTEN Erik Abbrahamson,  on only their third visit to a UK event, scorched through Kielder Forest to take [...]

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Statement from the Organisers

The organisers of the Pirelli Carlisle Rally recognise the frustration of the BRC drivers this afternoon who have beaten the ‘Bogey’ times for stages 1 [...]

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Pirelli Produces Scorching Pace on Stages

The pace was certainly fast and furious, producing high speed drama and an ever changing leaderboard as the opening day of the Pirelli Carlisle Rally [...]

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The Price is Right for Pirelli

In an action packed event where late dramas turned the leader board on its head, Joe Price/ Chris Brooks (Ford Escort) avoided the errors others [...]

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Matt Makes It!!!!

MATT MAKES IT !!!! After a whirlwind dash halfway across the world, Matt Wilson’s Ford Fiesta made it back to to base and the Cumbrian [...]

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Elliott the Early Leader

Kielder expert Nick Elliott was the early leader of the Pirelli Carlisle Rally Historic Section, opening up a 30 second adavantage over Joe Price after [...]

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Good Morning from the Pirelli Carlisle Rally 2016

Sparkling sunshine and crisp conditions, greeted competitors as they lined up at Borderway Auction Mart for the start of the 2016 Pirelli Carlisle Rally. Yesterday’s [...]

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From Four Legs to Four Wheels

The Exhibition Hall at H & H Borderway Auction Mart is normally the venue for livestock sales with pedigree cattle and herds of woolly sheep [...]

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Spectacular Spectating on Stunning Stages

The Pirelli Carlisle Rally offers spectators, and the thousands of enthusiasts who flock to watch the cars, an unprecedented view of all action with some [...]

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Pirelli Promises Plenty of Power

Next weekend will see Cumbria’s biggest motorsport event put the “Car” in Carlisle as top rally drivers from all over the United Kingdom and abroad [...]

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Pirelli Brings Prospect of Historic Border Battle

The Pirelli Carlisle Rally, which runs on Saturday 30th April, will see a class field of over 50 contenders battle for honours over the dusty [...]

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Pirelli is No Pedal Push for Simpson

For the past 16 years, Neil Simpson has been touring the vast Kielder Forest on two wheels – fitness training on his mountain bike in [...]

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CA1 Sport Geared Up For Pirelli Carlisle Challenge

Next weekend’s Pirelli Carlisle Rally is the city’s biggest motorsport occasion and, appropriately, among the front runners will be the four car team from Kingstown [...]

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Wilson Plans BRC Return

Matthew Wilson is planning a return to the MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) and aims to contest the Pirelli Rally in an M-Sport Ford Fiesta [...]

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Fast Female Heads for the Forests

Lady rally drivers are a rather rare breed, Asian lady rally drivers even more so, therefore the Pirelli Carlisle Rally is particularly delighted to welcome [...]

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Continental Crews Coming to Carlisle

The lure of the Kielder Forest stages and the resurgence of the revamped MSA British Rally Championship will see a contingent of continental crews tackling [...]

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Championship Contenders Converge on Carlisle

The Pirelli Carlisle Rally, the 3rd round of the MSA British Rally Championship, will see a top class field assemble in the historic Border city [...]

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Bogie Back for Border Battle

After travelling to Wales and Ireland for the opening two rounds of the MSA British Rally Championship, Dumfries rally star David Bogie makes the short [...]

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Historic’s Head for Hadrians Wall

After the opening two rounds in Wales, the weekend of 30th April/1st May sees the Pirelli Carlisle Rally, the 3rd round in the series, bring [...]

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Pirelli Pilots Play the Generation Game

The Pirelli Carlisle Rally, the 3rd round of the British Rally Championship, will, uniquely, bring a second generation of rally drivers to the Carlisle based [...]

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Championship Contenders Coming To Carlisle

There has been an encouraging rush of entries for the Pirelli Carlisle Rally, the 3rd round of the MSA British Rally Championship with a host [...]

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McRae’s Anniversary Rally Return

25 years after he won the event outright, the ageless Jimmie McRae will be returning to the Pirelli Carlisle Rally and scorching through the ultra [...]

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Forty Fast and Furious Years

The 2016 Pirelli Carlisle Rally sees the well established Cumbrian event reach a momentous milestone, the rally celebrating forty years of bringing fast and furious [...]

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Pirelli Committee Confirm Commitment to Carlisle

The committee of the Cumberland Sporting Car Club, the organising team behind Cumbria’s biggest motor sport event, The Pirelli Carlisle Rally, have confirmed that the [...]

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Pirelli Programme Promises Plenty of Action

The Pirelli Carlisle Rally promises a crowded weekend of motorsport in the far North West with the event offering a unique format to cater for [...]

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Weekend On Wheels For Pirelli’s Landmark Event

Cumbria’s foremost motor sport event, the Pirelli Carlisle Rally, will be celebrating two landmark anniversaries next year and the organising Cumberland Sporting Car Club are [...]

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Pirelli Prize a Bonanza for Ben

The long trip from Ipswich up to Carlisle proved to be a wise move for East Anglian Escort driver, Ben Friend, for not only did [...]

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Local Boy Done Good

There was a fairy tale ending to Saturday’s Pirelli Carlisle Rally when a hard fought day in the daunting Kielder Forest saw victory go to [...]

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Pirelli Carlisle Rally Tops Century of Starters

Next Saturdays Pirelli Carlisle Rally has certainly pulled in the competitors with an amazing 100 plus crews heading for Carlisle, where they will line up [...]

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Major Manoeuvres from the Military

A feature of the Pirelli Carlisle Rally has always been the appearance of the British Armed Forces Rally Team and their distinctive white Land Rovers [...]

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Pirelli Packs ‘Em In

The Pirelli Carlisle Rally looks like attracting it’s best entry for years with some 80 plus crews already in the line up for the April [...]

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Spectacular Spectating on Stunning Stages

The Pirelli Carlisle Rally will offer spectators, and the hundreds of enthusiasts who flock to watch the competing cars, an unprecedented view of the high [...]

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Pirelli Carlisle Offers World Stage Opportunity

The Pirelli Carlisle Rally has become the latest event to join the “Road To Wales” initiative with competitors on the Carlisle based rally, the next [...]

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Cut Price Challenge For Clubmen Competitors

The organisers of the Pirelli Carlisle Rally, the next round of both the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship and the West Wales Rally Spares [...]

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Pirelli Perfect Stage for Pryce

The Pirelli Carlisle R B Foundation Rally proved the perfect stage for Osian Pryce to showcase his talents, the young Welsh ace producing a dominant [...]

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Dust, Drama and Ditches

The MSA British Rally Championship got off to a frantic start with the opening day of the Pirelli Carlisle RB Foundation Rally producing it’s fair [...]

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Armed Forces on the Attack

Much to the delight of rally all enthusiasts, the 2014 Pirelli Carlisle R B Foundation Rally seeds the welcome reappearance of the Armed Forces Rally [...]

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Pirelli Programme Promises Bonus Bundle

Excitement and enthusiasm is mounting in Carlisle ahead of next weekend’s Pirelli Carlisle R B Foundation Rally which is expected to bring hordes of rally [...]

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Carlisle Cracker for Championship Curtain Raiser

Next weekends Pirelli Carlisle R B Foundation Rally has all the ingredients required to provide a fantastic opening round as the curtain rises on the [...]

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Pirelli’s Packed Programme

Rally enthusiasts heading to Hadrian’s Wall country for the Pirelli Carlisle R B Foundation Rally can get all the information about the event by obtaining [...]

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Vroom with a View

Spectators attending this year’s Pirelli Carlisle R B Foundation Rally, will have an uninterrupted view of the cars in action after huge areas of the [...]

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Pirelli’s Free Offer to Public

Amongst the hordes of rally enthusiasts who turn up in Carlisle city centre every year to see the competitors leaving the start of the Pirelli [...]

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The Pirelli will 100% Run

We are getting lots of calls from competitors asking the question, are you going to run, YES,YES,YES,YES. We have as of today (they are not all [...]

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City Support Rally with Free Family Fun Day

There will be a real carnival atmosphere surrounding the start and finish of the Pirelli Carlisle RB Foundation Rally, a great double header featuring the [...]

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Super Smooth Stages for Series Starter

Competitors in the MSA British Rally Championship are certain to enjoy a smooth start to the 2014 series with news that the opening round, the [...]

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The Pirelli Carlisle R B Foundation Rally will Definitely Run

With only 39 days to go before the Pirelli Carlisle RB Foundation Rally, our organising team is flat out preparing for what will be a [...]

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Cut Price Kielder Challenge for Clubmen

The support events to the 2014 Pirelli Carlisle RB Foundation Rally will offer a cheap and affordable opportunity for the clubman competitor to be part [...]

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A Whole New Ball Game for Pirelli Rally

The 2014 season will see a whole new ball game for the Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation Rally with the event’s base “Taking to the terraces” [...]

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Pirelli’s Fundraiser Hits the Heights for Richard

A fantastic effort from the organisers of the Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation Rally which was matched with an enormous degree of generosity from the rallying [...]

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