Pirelli International Rally 2018 Live Text

Saturday 08:35 - GOOD MORNING FROM CARLISLE
Good morning from the Pirelli International Rally. The 2018 Prestone MSA British Rally Championship kicks off today. Competitors will begin to assemble at the Pirelli Factory shortly, before car 1 leaves the start at 10.15AM. Live updates will appear here throughout the day.
Saturday 08:39 - Weather
There has been no rain overnight and none forecast for today. Light cloud and a small breeze is all there is to report, although it could be pretty chilly out in Kielder today!
Saturday 11:31 - Up first
8.3 miles through the classic Pundershaw stage will kick off today's event for the drivers. Number 1 seed Keith Cronin is due to start the test at 11:58:00.  
Saturday 11:52 - Today’s line-up of stages…
Saturday 11:56 - It’s almost time!
Just a matter of minutes before Keith Cronin will launch his Hyundai i20 R5 into stage one of the 2018 Prestone MSA BRC. Who do you think will come out on top? Tweet us your predictions using #BRC.
Saturday 12:08 - BOGIE ROLLED IN STAGE 1
Our live tracking is showing David Bogie stopped before the half way mark of stage 1 - reports are that he has rolled the Skoda Fabia R5 but both crew are OK.
Saturday 12:16 - Our JBRC crews are into the stage
Our front-running Junior BRC crews are making the way through the first stage as we speak.
Saturday 12:20 - YOUR TOP 5 AFTER STAGE 1
Cronin 7m26.0s, McCormack +6.4s, Yates +6.6s, Edwards +10.5s, Greer +14.4s
Saturday 12:22 - SS2 – Cronin
Our early rally leader will start SS2 Roughside in just under a minute's time.
Saturday 12:27 - SS1 – JBRC – Creighton
First times are coming through for the Junior BRC contenders. William Creighton completes this run in 8m36.8s in the Peugeot 208 R2. Let's see how he compares to his rivals - the junior series is looking to be very strong this year.
Saturday 12:33 - SS2 – Cronin
Cronin clears SS2 with no issues. Next up is The Forks - 15.4 miles of flat out action in Kielder that the crews will be looking forward to. Cronin due to start SS3 in half an hour's time.
Saturday 12:37 - SS1 – RAPID ROKLAND
Norwegian driver Steve Rokland has set stage one on fire in his 208 R2 - fastest JBRC crew by 18.6s from youngster Josh McErlean!
Saturday 12:41 - Your JBRC top 5 after SS1
Rokland 8m08.4s, McErlean +18.6s, Gallagher +20.7s, Solberg +22.6s, Williams +25.9s
Saturday 12:47 - SS2 – Stage times
Swift Group backed driver Matt Edwards goes fastest in this one. 0.9s up on Rhys Yates and 3.3s up on Keith Cronin
Saturday 12:59 - Cadet BRC – Top 5 after SS1
Retson 9m02.7s, Johannesson +5.1, Reynolds +5.4 4, Lang +14.8 5, Mulholland +16.4
Saturday 13:01 - SS3 – Live shortly
Our rally leader is will soon be live in the third stage of the day. He holds a slender 4.2s lead over Rhys Yates going into this one.
Saturday 13:08 - SS2 JBRC – Rokland extends lead
Steve Rokland sets blistering pace through SS2 to almost double his lead. JBRC overall results after SS2 as follows: Rokland 15m41.1s, McErlean +36.3s, Gallagher +38.8s, Holberg +39.5s, Williams +40.6s
Saturday 13:15 - Callum Devine – Retired
Last year's JBRC Champion is out of the event. Turbo issues for his Fiesta R2T forcing him into an early bath.
Saturday 13:19 - SS2 – Killer Kielder strikes again
Kevin Horgan's Fabia R2 is stuck in a ditch and out of the rally. Not how he would have wanted to kick off his JBRC campaign...
Saturday 13:34 - IMAGE – Bogies’s stricken Fabia
Saturday 13:37 - SS3 – EDWARDS TAKES THE LEAD
Matt Edwards goes fastest in SS3 by a whopping 11.2s over Keith Cronin - he now leads the Pirelli International Rally by 4 seconds over the Irishman!
Saturday 13:41 - Your Top 5 at service
Crews now head into the first service of the day for a check over and any repairs by mechanics. Top 5 as follows: Edwards 28m01.6s, Cronin +4.0s, Yates +14.3s, McCormack +23.3s, Greer +38.2s
Saturday 13:44 - Service – Cronin
"Happy with it. Settled into the car quickly. Stages are slippery".
Saturday 13:47 - Service – McCormack
"5th gear is very, very noisy. We don't have a spare so trying to clean it out at service. We had to stop at the Bogie incident but both crew were out of the car & OK. Had a monumental moment at the first braking corner of SS1 - trying to be a hero and win the rally in the first stage!"
Saturday 13:53 - IMAGE – Rokland in service
Saturday 13:58 - JBRC – Top 5 at service
Gallagher sets fastest JBRC time in SS3 - a mention must be made for newcomer James Wilson who goes 3rd fastest on this stage just 5.7s down on Gallagher here. Top 5 JBRC as follows: Rokland 31m12.3s, Gallagher +31.3s, McErlean +35.2s, Creighton +44.2s, Williams +50.1s
Saturday 14:00 - McErlean – problems in SS3
The MH Motorsport Fiesta R2T pilot is reporting a vibration on the front right corner. Fingers crossed the team can rectify the issue in service now.
Saturday 14:01 - Service – Edwards
The rally leader is not saying much. "All good - good grip on the Pirelli Tyres and we're happy with our pace".
Saturday 14:02 - Service – Creighton
"Struggling at the chicanes. Rokland is flying".
Saturday 14:06 - Brakes taking a pounding!
A number of JBRC competitors are reporting problems with their brakes on these high-speed Kielder stages. Oscar Solberg lost a large amount of times in SS3 with no brakes, and Steve Rokland our JBRC leader is checking the rear co-driver's side for a braking issue as we speak.
Saturday 14:08 - Service – Greer
"Building up confidence in the car. Sometimes it's hard to believe that the tail will grip! Having a great battle with Yates."
Saturday 14:10 - National Rally Cup update
Our National Rally Cup regular John Morrison has made it safely back to service after the first loop of stages, and John seems happy: "I'm adding it to my CV that I overtook Phil Mills on a stage!"
Saturday 14:11 - IMAGE – John Morrison’s Evo 9 safely into first service
Saturday 14:14 - SS3 – Field stopped
Our tracking shows Cadet BRC crew Fred Field & Josh Davison stopped in SS3. The car has been at a standstill for a while so it looks like they're out of the event.
Saturday 14:16 - Cadet BRC – Top 5 at service
Retson 33m37.2s, Reynolds +13.2s, Lang +55.7s, Johannesson +59.4s, Graham +1m34.8s
Saturday 14:19 - Cadet BRC – Retson
"Think we're leading the Cadets. I'm having to short-shift as the car won't keep pulling at high revs".
Saturday 14:20 - Cadet BRC – Johannesson
The Icelandic youngster had a slow puncture in SS2 and changed it after the stage. Enjoyed SS3 very much.
Saturday 14:22 - JBRC – Problems for Scott MacBeth
The Scot reporting a broken gearbox mount and a broken clutch on the C2 R2 Max. Not sure if they will be able to get back out for the remaining stages. Fingers crossed!
Saturday 14:31 - Break time over!
Frontrunners are now live in SS4. Will Matt Edwards be able to bolster his lead?
Saturday 14:40 - SS4 – Cronin on a charge
Keith through SS4 in one piece and clearly pushing hard. He takes 3.0s out of Matt Edwards. Edwards' lead now stands at just one second!
Saturday 14:42 - SS4 – Top 5 clear the stage
Our top 5 all clear stage 4 with no casualties and no position changes. We have 4 stages remaining, all of which are re-runs of the earlier loop so the drivers should be familiar with them!
Saturday 14:50 - Top 5 at the midway point
Edwards 37m19.8s, Cronin +1.0s, Yates +12.6s, McCormack +30.1s, Greer +54.4s
Saturday 14:56 - Cadet BRC – RETSON RETIRED
Our Cadet BRC leader Finlay Retson has been forced to retire his Fiesta R2 for the day due to mechanical problems. Jordan Reynolds now takes the lead of the class in his similar car.
Saturday 14:58 - JBRC – MacBeth out
Sadly Scott MacBeth and his team couldn't fix their C2's issues in service. They retire the car with transmission woes.
Saturday 14:59 - Fred Field – Update
We can report that Field rolled the Dylan Davies Motorsport Fiesta R2 hire car in SS3 and is out of the Pirelli International Rally.
Saturday 15:09 - JBRC – Top 5 after SS4
Rokland 41m31.7s, McErlean +49.8s, Creighton +53.7s, Gallagher +58.1s, Williams +1m03.0s
Saturday 15:11 - SS5 – LIVE NOW
Top seeds are live in SS5, Pundershaw. This is a re-run of stage 1.
Saturday 15:22 - SS5 – Edwards clear
Our rally leader has cleared SS5 - we're currently awaiting stage times. Can he stay in the lead?
Saturday 15:31 - UPDATE – Crews going into SS6
We're still waiting to confirm the times for SS5 and will let you know as soon as we have them. Cronin, Edwards & McCormack are all waiting at the start of SS6 Roughside 2 as we speak.
Saturday 15:39 - Edwards pushing hard
The Fiesta R5 man fastest in SS5 by 3.1s. He now leads Keith Cronin by 4.1s. There's no room for error at the top. A spin or a stall could cost these guys the event.
Saturday 15:44 - University Challenge
Both Myerscough University and Harper Adams University have their own cars out this weekend on the Pirelli. At the moment it's Myerscough's Fiesta coming out on top, pedalled well by Bart Lang to lead the similar Harper Adams car by 24.7s.
Saturday 15:47 - Don’t miss the action
Don't forget to come and see us at the finish of the Pirelli International Rally in Brampton town centre, from 18:15 onwards. BBQ, rally cars and champagne spraying for our winners. It doesn't get much better than that on a Saturday evening.
Saturday 15:55 - SS6 – EDWARDS CEMENTS LEAD
Matt sets another fastest time in this test and now leads the rally by a more comfortable 13.0s. We're unsure if Cronin has had issues but he completes the stage 8s down and also slower than Yates, McCormack & Greer. The crews head to service now so we'll catch up with them as soon as we can.
Saturday 16:04 - We’ll be back soon..
We're just taking a quick break whilst the cars make the way to service. We'll be back with some comments from the drivers soon...
Saturday 16:35 - 2 stages to go – BRC Overall Results
Edwards 51m22.2s, Cronin +13.0s, Yates +16.4s, McCormack+39.9s, Greer +1m10.5s, Laffey +3m39.4s, Preston +4m22.5s, Kakad +4m26.8s, Whyte +4m41.2s
Saturday 16:36 - Service 2 – Laffey
"Getting stuck at chicanes. Happy with my driving but I know where more time can come from".
Saturday 16:38 - Service 2 – Kakad
Sacha is settling into the new car well on his first British Championship event. "We're getting more comfortable in the car now and starting to get some time back. I can see where the time has to come from, and that's the important bit".
Saturday 16:39 - Service 2 – Preston
"We are fine... just keep mucking up bits". Tom currently sits 7th in the BRC standings in his CA1 Sport prepared Fabia R5
Saturday 16:41 - Service 2 – Solberg
Oscar is happy that the brake issue on his Fiesta is sorted and he's pushing hard again.
Saturday 16:43 - Service 2 – Rokland
Our JBRC leader is clearly at home on these fast stages. "All is good. We have started to ease of slightly now and manage our lead. The stages here are like Norway - fast. But at home they are faster". Maybe that's the secret to the impressive pace he has shown today on his BRC debut?
Saturday 16:45 - Service 2 – Gallagher
"We spun on the opening stage of that loop, and also entered a chicane in reverse! All good though - some serious pace out there". Marty is within reach of a JBRC podium - just 4.9s behind 3rd place William Creighton with over 25 miles of rallying still to go.
Saturday 16:48 - Service 2 – Williams
James & co-driver Ross Whittock going well here in the Network Q liveried Adam R2. They're currently querying a time for SS3 & believe that they are due 32s.  No issues to report for the pair other than slightly spongey brakes. They sit comfortably in 5th JBRC.
Saturday 16:49 - Service 2 – Cornwell
Josh arrives in service with damage to the front bumper of his Peugeot 208 R2. But, he has no idea what's caused it so all must be OK inside the car.
Saturday 16:53 - Cadet BRC – Overall after 6 stages
Early leader Finlay Retson retired with gearbox issues in service 1. Jordan Reynolds now holds a hefty lead over Icelandic hotshot Gunnar Karl Johannesson. Reynolds 1h:02m:50s, Johannesson +36.4s, Lang +1m02.3s, Graham +1m38.02s, Mulholland +2m23.9s.
Saturday 16:54 - SS7 – Cronin
Cronin is now live in SS7 - a 15.4 mile long stage. He will be pushing hard to try and claw back some time on rally leader Matt Edwards.
Saturday 17:00 - Cronin time loss in SS6
We now know where the time lost in SS6 came from for last year's champion. He went too tight to a bale on a chicane and had to reverse. Matt Edwards seemed very relaxed in service and said all was good inside the M-Sport run Fiesta.
Saturday 17:05 - IMAGE – Rhys Yates happy with his pace in service
Saturday 17:13 - IMAGE – Fred Field off in ditch in SS3
Saturday 17:18 - One stage to go
Rally leader Matt Edwards is through SS7. We're now waiting to see what time he's set. The crew are now on their way to the final stage of the rally - 10 miles of Whitesike. Can he hold onto to his position and take his maiden BRC rally win?
Saturday 17:24 - SS7 – Greer Fastest
Jonny Greer sets fastest time through SS7. But the real focus is on the battle between Matt Edwards and Keith Cronin. Edwards goes just 0.2s faster than Cronin here, narrowly extending his lead to 13.2s with just one stage to go.
Saturday 17:29 - Whitesike – Final stage of the 2018 Pirelli International Rally
We end the event with a re-run of SS4. Just over 10 miles stand between Matt Edwards and his first every BRC win - after coming so close on the Manx last year. For reference, Cronin went just 3.0s quicker than Edwards on the first run through this stage. He will have to do more than that this time round though, if he is to win the event.
Saturday 17:32 - SS7 – GALLAGHER OFF ROAD
Marty Gallagher has gone off the road in SS7 - crew OK. The last few stages of the event are really throwing up a fuss for the JBRC crews. More info as we have it!
Saturday 17:34 - SS7 – McERLEAN STOPPED IN STAGE
We're hearing reports that Josh McErlean is also stopped in SS7. The R2T driver was 2nd o/a JBRC coming into this stage.
Saturday 17:41 - Apologies – Rokland OK
Sorry - a misheard number led to us thinking Rokland had stopped. He is still in the rally and leading the JBRC
Saturday 17:43 - SS8 – Cronin through
The Irishman has cleared the final stage. Let's see what the times are like.
Saturday 17:46 - McErlean update
We can confirm that Josh has suffered an engine issue in SS7, forcing him out of the rally.
Saturday 17:50 - EDWARDS WINS!
Matt Edwards takes his maiden British Rally Championship win here at the Pirelli International Rally! A measured drive through the final stage saw him come out with an overall victory by 10.5s. Cronin drops to third in the final stage behind Rhys Yates. Perhaps a problem for the Hyundai driver?
Saturday 17:52 - Your top 3 at the 2018 Pirelli International Rally
Matt Edwards 1h:14m:03.8s, Rhys Yates +10.5s, Keith Cronin +11.8s
Saturday 17:55 - We’re off to the finish…
We're heading off to the Brampton Town Centre finish now. You can follow any other updates on our social media channels for the rest of the day. Thanks for following us today and hopefully we will see you at the Ypres Rally in June.
Friday 07:00 - Welcome…
To the 2018 Renties Ypres Rally, the second event of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship this year. We will be kicking off the live text service later today at around 16:00PM (15:00PM GMT+1), shortly before the crews begin SS1.

In the meantime, check out the BRC's social media pages for behind the scenes material and information:
https://www.facebook.com/msabrc/
https://twitter.com/msa_brc
Friday 07:05 - Renties Ypres Rally 2018 – Preview
Friday 13:21 - Coming up…
Crews will face nine challenging stages today, totalling over 90KM.

Friday 15:19 - Not long to go
Our first few crews are lining up for the start in Ypres town centre. SS1 will go live at 16:57 local time, and the first #BRC competitors on the road will be Rhys Yates & Elliot Edmondson in their Fabia R5.
Friday 15:33 - Weather Update
Dry conditions with blue skies and sun here in Ypres. Temperatures around 17° and no chance of rain - perfect for rallying!
Friday 15:49 - SS1 – Langemark
An 8.97KM stage to kick off the 2018 Renties Ypres Rally. The front-running crews are at the stage arrival, ready to start in around 10 minutes time. More updates as we have them.
Friday 15:55 - Atmosphere in Ypres town centre




Friday 15:58 - SS1 – Now live
The first cars are now live in stage 1.
Friday 16:09 - SS1 – Yates
Our first #BRC crew Yates/Edmondson complete SS1 with a time of 4m:43.3s.
David Bogie is next in his similar car.
Friday 16:14 - SS1 – Bogie
The Scotsman completes the opener with a time 4m43.5s. 0.2s slower than his CA1 Sport teammate Yates.
Friday 16:16 - SS1 – McCormack
Fastest through so far - but not by much!

Marty is safely through SS1 with a time of 4m43.0s - less than half a second separates the first few #BRC crews to come through at the this point.
Friday 16:19 - SS1 – Cronin fastest
Keith Cronin goes 8.2s faster than Marty McCormack here. Despite his inexperience in the Hyundai i20 R2 on tarmac, things must be working well for Keith and co-driver Mikie Galvin.
Friday 16:24 - SS1 – Edwards
Our series leader is sat on the start line of SS1. An electrical fault in the Shakedown yesterday means that the Welshman is running further down the order than he is used to.
Friday 16:29 - The Ypres Rally spirit…!
Fantastic to see young Finlay Retson make it to the start, even if his Fiesta R2 is looking a little 'second hand'. The Cadet Cup driver rolled in yesterday's shakedown, meaning a bit of a last minute rush to get the car fit to rally.

Friday 16:31 - SS1 – Edwards
Matt completes SS1 with a time of 4m35.8s; +1.0s from Cronin.
Friday 16:34 - SS2 – Now live
Crews are now live in SS2, Dikkebus. This stage is repeated later in the evening after service.
Friday 16:36 - SS2 – Problems for Yates
Our tracking showed Rhys Yates stopped briefly in SS2. He is now on the move again but it looks like he could drop time.
Friday 16:40 - SS2 – Yates clear
Rhys completes the stage despite stopping briefly. But he has dropped over 44s from the current fastest time, which just happens to be that of Thierry Neuville.
It will be interesting to see how much time has been lost to his #BRC rivals.
Friday 16:44 - SS2 – Bogie
David sets a time of 7m09.0s. That's 21.2s quicker than Yates in this stage.
Friday 16:46 - SS2 – McCormack
Marty & co-driver David Moynihan are 10.8s faster than David Bogie in here, really getting into the rhythm here on this longer test.
Friday 16:49 - Our first JBRC crews complete SS1
James Williams fastest so far in his Vauxhall Adam.
Round 1 winner Steve Rokland +9.3s in the opening test.
Friday 16:52 - SS2 – Cronin
Keith -5.6s quicker than McCormack through here.
Friday 16:53 - SS2 Stoppage
It looks like SS2 has been stopped due to an accident involving car 1, Bryan Bouffier.
Friday 17:02 - SS2 – Update
It looks like SS2 may be cancelled - competing cars are being re-routed out of the stage and into SS3.
Friday 17:04 - #JBRC Overall after SS1
Williams 4m59.5s
Creighton +3.6s
McErlean +4.7s
Gallagher +6.5s
Rokland +9.3s
Friday 17:07 - SS3 – On the go
Yates & Bogie have made it through SS3 - a further 2 stages remain before they head back to first service here in Ypres.
Friday 17:12 - SS3 – Cronin
The Irishman opening up a gap between him and the other crews. Now 20.6s up on McCormack after SS3 - let's wait and see how Matt Edwards compares.
Friday 17:19 - Cadet Cup runners
Our Cadet series crews are just about to start SS1.
Friday 17:28 - IMAGE – Overall leaders at SS5 start
Thierry Neuville & Nicolas Gilsoul get ready to go.

Friday 17:30 - SS4 – Yates
Yates reaches the end of SS4, clawing back some time after an off into a Belgian ditch on SS2. He goes 2.7s faster than David Bogie.
Friday 17:32 - IMAGE – Yates after SS4
No damage to his Fabia R5, deport Rhys reporting a few offs and having to be pushed back onto the road by fans in SS2.

Friday 17:34 - SS4 – Cronin
On it once again - Keith is 1.4s faster than Yates here and has a nice buffer to 2nd place Marty McCormack.
Friday 17:36 - Bogie after SS4
"Smashed the rear of the car hard in the first stage, almost stopped to change for a puncture but it turns out there was no puncture. Then thought the suspension had broke, but seems nothing wrong with the car and everything running OK".

Now starting SS5.
Friday 17:41 - Cadets – Top 5 after SS1
Reynolds & Retson showing the way here, head and shoulders above other crews after SS1.
Reynolds 5m25.7s
Retson +2.0s
Graham +18.0s
Lang +22.1s
Mulholland +25.2s
Friday 17:42 - IMAGE – Minor damage to Cronin’s car after SS4
Crew are checking around the Hyundai i20 R5 for damage.

Friday 17:45 - SS5 – Bogie
The CA1 Sport driver has dropped over 22s to his teammate Rhys Yates in this stage, suggesting he has had issues.
They return to service now to make any required repairs.
Friday 17:53 - SS4 – Edwards
Despite running a lot further back on the road, Matt Edwards sets fastest time in SS4 by 3.6s over Keith Cronin.
Friday 19:26 - Apologies… we’re back
BRC1 after loop 1
Cronin 27m15.10s
Edwards +15.55s
McCormack +26.6s
Yates +56.6s
Laffey +1m0.0s

JBRC after loop 1
Williams 29m11.4s
Creighton +22.3s
Gallagher +40.2s
Wilson +48.1s
Hill +1m30.6s

Cadet BRC after loop 1
Reynolds 31m07.3s
Retson +19.8s
Lang +31.7s
Field +53.2s
Mulholland +1m53.3s
Friday 19:29 - Rokland – Damaged car at regroup
"Rather than hit a massive rock, I tried to go around it".

Friday 19:31 - No grip!
A lot of the junior runners struggling with a lack of grip - caused by dirt on the roads pulled out by cars ahead.
Friday 19:34 - SS6 – Frontrunners
Our top seeds are through SS6. Times so far:

SS6, Dikkebus 2
Cronin 6m51.4s
Yates +0.2s
McCormack +0.9s
Bogie +10.1s
Friday 19:46 - SS6 Edwards
Matt is +1.0s slower than leader Cronin here. The gap between the two overall is now 16.55s, with Cronin currently occupying the top spot.
Friday 19:48 - SS7 Yates stopped
Our tracking shows Rhys stopped around the half-way point.
Friday 19:50 - Cadet Cup – Graham out
Cadet Cup competitor Will Graham retires his Fiesta R2 with driveshaft failure.
The MH Motorsport team will have the car repaired ready for tomorrow's stages.
Friday 19:54 - SS7 – Yates Update
Went off the road into a ditch, however is now moving again.

Friday 20:01 - SS8 – Coming up
Crews are about to start the penultimate stage of the evening loop - Mesen 2, a re-run of SS4. Matt Edwards set the fastest time here on the first run.
Friday 20:03 - SS7 – Yates
Eventually makes it out of the stage, but drops over 8minutes after a trip into a ditch. Chances of an overall result are slim now, so it's going to be all about getting experience on these specialist stages.
Friday 20:14 - IMAGE – Yates damage
Friday 20:18 - SS8
First car is now live in SS8 - an 8KM long test.
Friday 20:28 - BRC – SS8 Times
SS8 Mesen 2
Still awaiting time for Edwards (running further back)
Cronin 4m24.5s
Yates +2.3s
Bogie +2.7s
McCormack +5.0s
Laffey +10.3s
Friday 20:33 - SS8 – JBRC – McErlean fastest
SS8 Mesen 2
McErlean 7m12.7s
Gallagher +6.4s
Rokland +7.8s
Williams +7.8s
Creighton +9.7s
Friday 20:36 - SS9 – Running
The final stage of the day is now in process. This is once again a repeat of a previous stage.
Friday 20:38 - SS8 – Edwards
The M-Sport driver goes fastest in the BRC here by 1.0s. Really on a roll now, and looking good to challenge Keith Cronin for the win over tomorrow's stages.
Friday 20:41 - SS6 – McDiarmaid off road
The Harper Adams University Team's R2 Fiesta has left the road. Update - car is now moving again.
Friday 20:44 - SS6 – Cadet Cup
Cadet leader Jordan Reynolds is clear of SS6 with a time of 8m17.3s
Friday 20:45 - SS6 – Retson
Finlay Retson has put his roll in shakedown well and truly behind him.
He sets a time 4.9s slower than Reynolds in here.
Friday 20:47 - SS8 – JBRC
Top JBRC seeds Rokland/Woodburn complete SS8 in one piece.
Friday 20:52 - BRC – Your top 5 after day 1
Matt Edwards sets yet another fastest time in the final stage, over 3s quicker than the nearest challenger.

Overall BRC after day 1, Renties Ypres Rally 2018

Cronin 49m49.6s
Edwards +14.45s
McCormack +42.3s
Bogie +1m29.0s
Laffey +2m00.70s
Friday 21:00 - SS6 – Cadet Cup
Cadet Cup Overall after SS6

Reynolds 39m24.6s
Retson +24.7s
Lang +32.7s
Field +1m01.4s
Mulholland +2m29.9s
Friday 21:06 - SS9 -JBRC
Times are coming through for the Junior BRC crews in the final stage of tonight.
Friday 21:26 - Top 5 JBRC
Overall JBRC after day 1, Renties Ypres Rally 2018

Williams 54m02.2s
Creighton +20.0s
McErlean +50.8s
Gallagher +1m10.0s
Wilson +1m16.0s
Friday 21:28 - SS8 – Waterman stopped
Our tracking shows JBRC contender Alex Waterman stopped in the final stage of the day.
Friday 21:31 - Overnight Service
Crews now head to the overnight service in Ypres town centre, where they are allocated 45 minutes to work on their cars and make any repairs or changed as required.
The action will kick off again tomorrow around 10:30AM Belgian time.
Friday 21:32 - Waterman – Update
Reports are that Alex & co-driver Harry Thomas have had an incident in their Fiesta. It doesn't look like they will go any further tonight.
Friday 21:37 - Are you ready for day 2?
Here's what's coming up tomorrow. It's going to be a tough day for crews, lots of mileage and anything can happen.


Friday 21:39 - Good night from us…
We're going to wrap up our live text service here for tonight.

See you tomorrow at around 10AM (Belgian time) for day 2 of the Renties Ypres Rally 2018.
Saturday 08:43 - Good Morning from Ypres…
We're all set for day 2.

Action kicks off in just under an hour.
Saturday 08:46 - Overnight News – Edwards time penalty
Matt Edwards was P2 after yesterday's stages, but suffered from some niggling technical issues thought the day.

The M-Sport team replaced the entire wiring loom in the Fiesta R5, but it took longer than anticipated and they picked up a 1m10s time penalty.

Edwards now sits 3rd of the MSA BRC runners, +1m14.45s on leader Keith Cronin.
Saturday 08:53 - Your rally leaders
Keith Cronin/Mikie Galvin hold a 32.3s lead over Marty McCormack heading into today's stages.

Saturday 09:14 - SS10 – Kemmelburg
A 15KM test will kick day 2 off.

This stage will be repeated again later today. First car due at 10:34AM (Belgian time).
Saturday 09:27 - All class leaders heading into day 2
BRC1 - Keith Cronin
JBRC - James Williams
Cadet BRC - Jordan Reynolds
NRC - John Morrison
Saturday 09:40 - Day 2 is underway
Cars now live in the opening stage of the day.
Saturday 09:49 - SS10 – Cronin
Our #BRC leader through in a time of 8m32.9s
Saturday 09:53 - SS10 – Edwards
The Swift Group supported driver completes in a time of 8m36.0s. +3.6 on Cronin
Saturday 09:54 - SS10 – Cronin
Reports that Keith hit something in stage. Nevertheless, he has still made it out.
Saturday 09:56 - SS10 – McCormack
Through in one piece, but drops 17.3s to Cronin in this one.
Saturday 09:59 - IMAGE – Cadet Cup leaders head to the stages
Saturday 10:01 - SS10 – Yates
Rhys is back out today for some experience after dropping a lot of time stuck in a ditch.

He completes the first stage of the day, +19.0s on Keith Cronin.
Saturday 10:03 - SS10 – Bogie
3rd fastest so far, +6.0s on Cronin's Hyundai.
Saturday 10:10 - BRC – Top 5 o/a after SS10
Cronin 58m32.5s
McCormack +49.6s
Edwards +1m17.55s
Bogie +1m25.6s
Laffey +2m13.7s
Saturday 10:13 - SS10 – JBRC
JBRC leaders overnight, James Williams & Ross Whittock now live in SS10.
Saturday 10:17 - SS10 – Williams
James completes with a time of 9m18.8s in the Network Q Adam.
Saturday 10:22 - SS11 Zillebeke
Stage is now live and first car is running.
Saturday 10:23 - Not what you want…!
Elliot Edmondson, co-driver to Rhys Yates, is suffering from a nasty tummy bug today.
Saturday 10:26 - SS10 – Creighton
Peugeot 208 driver clears the stage, just 0.7s slower than James Williams here.
Great to see such close competition in the junior series.
Saturday 10:30 - SS10 – McErlean
+12.0s on leader James Williams in today's first test.
Saturday 10:35 - SS11 – Cronin
SS11 complete, although the Hyundai driver did hit a pole on the previous stage,and may be carrying some damage.
Saturday 10:39 - SS10 – Wilson
James had a great run on yesterday's stages, but drops 52.9s in this stage alone. Looks like the youngster has hit some issues.
Saturday 10:43 - SS12 – Now live
Leading crews are now entering SS12, Zonnebeke. After this they return to Ypres town centre for a quick 30 minute service.
Saturday 10:57 - SS12 – Leaders clear
Cronin & Edwards both through safely. Edwards +2.6s.
Saturday 11:01 - SS11 – Bogie
"Lucky to be here - had a huge moment. The left side of the car was completely in a ditch but we managed to power out of it".
Saturday 11:04 - Cadets – Retson quick in SS10
The Scotsman obviously woke up on the right side of the bed this morning. He sets a time of 9m51.9s.
That's 11.3s quicker than Jordan Reynolds, who currently leads by 22.5s.
Saturday 11:13 - At the end of today’s first loop…
Cronin (Overshot & hit pole SS10) 1h12m8.4s
McCormack +1m2.3s
Edwards +1m17.35s
Bogie +1m40.4s
Saturday 11:15 - Regroup – Edwards & Garrod
"Had to recycle the car when it cut out on one stage in that loop. Having a nightmare event but we're still here and not far from 2nd".
Quote taken from Matt's co-driver Darren Garrod
Saturday 11:16 - IMAGE – Cronin damage from pole
Saturday 11:18 - Regroup – McCormack
"Really hard to find a rhythm, we had two overshoots in the first stage. Too early and too deep on the brakes. A change of driver, that's what's needed!".
Saturday 11:23 - SS11 – Juniors – Williams loses the lead
James Williams drops a lot of time to Will Creighton here - 20.0s.
Creighton now leads by 7.4s.
Saturday 11:27 - National Rally Cup Update
Our sole runners in the NRC, John Morrison/Peter Carstairs, are enjoying themselves in the Evo.
Saturday 11:31 - SS11 – Whyte Retires
Lawrence Whyte goes off the road in his Fiesta R5, damaging a wheel. He is unable to go any further.
Saturday 11:33 - Regroup – Williams
"Had a spin and lost the lead to Creighton. It was on a '3 right' that we took flat last year. The car caught the bump and it sent us round".
Saturday 11:44 - IMAGE – Bogie huge moment
Saturday 12:20 - Back for more
Crews are en-route to SS13 after a quick service.

10 stages remaining today - it's all to play for.
Saturday 12:25 - JBRC – Flying high
JBRC runners reporting some big moments over the jumps here in Ypres.

James Wilson had a hard landing and ended up in a field briefly, after the bumper got caught beneath the wheels and prevented him from turning.
Saturday 12:31 - Yates has withdrawn
Rhys Yates has called it a day - he was out of the running after an off yesterday, and navigator Elliot Edmondson has been unwell today.
Saturday 12:38 - SS13 – All set
Keith Cronin is now live in stage.
Saturday 12:41 - Cadets Update
Cadet Cup after SS12

Reynolds 1h23m51.3s
Retson +38.7s
Lang +2m02.1s
Field +2m04.9s
Mulholland +5m05.5s
Saturday 12:45 - Update – Lawrence Whyte
Despite going off the road and breaking a wheel, Whyte and co-driver Paul Beaton managed to make a quick fix and arrive back in Ypres for service. Running very late though.
Saturday 12:49 - SS13 – Edwards
Fastest so far: -2.2s up on Keith Cronin.
Saturday 13:01 - SS13 – Update
It looks like car #20 Didier Duquesne may have gone off.
Tracking shows him now moving again, which is good to see. No further cars have started the stage.
Saturday 13:07 - Meanwhile…
Crews have started SS14.
Saturday 13:13 - SS14 – Cronin & Edwards
Both finish the stage safely. Edwards fastest by 2.4s.
Saturday 13:18 - SS14 – McCormack
Marty drops 9 seconds to Matt Edwards here, and falls from second to third.
Saturday 14:23 - Edwards drops time in SS16
Matt almost 40s slower than Cronin here - back down to 3rd behind McCormack.
The Welshman has endured a tough weekend with some niggling issues in the M-Sport machine.
Saturday 14:39 - Regroup – Cronin
"My rhythm has gone now as we have such a lead. It's like last year, I want to take on the Belgians but I need the BRC points. We know how important they are at the end of the year. Road position is important today as the roads are getting dirty".
Saturday 14:40 - IMAGE – Service
Cars are back in Ypres town centre for service.
Saturday 14:43 - Regroup – McCormack
"We bent a rear arm on the first stage of that loop. Bogie is on a charge, but we've just got to keep going".
Saturday 14:46 - SS15 – Creighton in ditch
The Irishman has gone off the road and is stuck - both crew are OK. This will give JBRC leader James Williams some breathing space.
Saturday 14:48 - Regroup – Edwards
We're hearing that Matt has had no power steering for the last two stages - that explains the time lost this afternoon.
Saturday 14:53 - Regroup – Bogie
"No drama. Nothing as spectacular as this morning!"
Saturday 15:02 - Regroup – Laffey
"We had complete brake failure - no foot brake or even the handbrake worked, so we had to rely on the engine braking to slow down. Very nerve-wracking".
Saturday 15:09 - #BRC Overall after SS16
Keith Cronin 1h41m2.6s
Marty McCormack +1m29.3s
David Bogie +1m49.6s
Matt Edwards +2m14.05s
Alex Laffey +4m12.5s
Saturday 16:14 - Retson Retires
A snapped gearstick in Finlay's Fiesta R2 left the car stuck in 5th gear. Sadly the clutch cried enough on the road section after SS16.
Saturday 16:17 - Hill Out
The hot conditions are taking their toll on cars - William Hill also retires his R2 Fiesta with clutch failure.
Saturday 16:19 - McErlean hits trouble
"The car is cutting out about 10 times every kilometre. We lost over 45 seconds on the previous loop".
Saturday 16:23 - SS17 – Cronin major time loss
Times for SS17 so far show Matt Edwards fastest, but Keith Cronin has dropped over a minute in this stage alone. More updates when we have info.
Saturday 16:32 - Times for SS17
Edwards 8m31.0s
Bogie +6.5s
McCormack +8.2s
Laffey +27.5s
Cronin +1m19.4s
Saturday 16:38 - JBRC start the loop
Leader James Williams is live in SS17 now - he's got a good lead in the JBRC so shouldn't be taking any risks.
Saturday 16:44 - SS18 about to begin
We still have around 80KM worth of rallying still to do! Thierry Neuville is on the start line now.
Saturday 16:50 - Cronin update
Reports are that Cronin had an off in SS17, causing a lot of time loss.
Saturday 17:02 - SS18 – Cronin
Completes with a time of 7m45.2s. No dramas this time.
Saturday 17:04 - SS18 – Edwards
Also through in one piece. 1.9s slower than Cronin.
Saturday 17:07 - SS18 – McCormack
+3.2s on Cronin here in his Fabia R5. He still holds 2nd.
Saturday 17:16 - SS17 – Juniors
James Williams is the fastest JBRC driver through SS17, 1.8s faster than Steve Rokland.
His overall lead now stands at 2m20.29s
Saturday 17:25 - Leaders complete penultimate loop
Edwards & Cronin make it through SS18 and are on their way back to service.
Cronin 5.7s faster than Edwards here.
Saturday 17:35 - Final service – Cronin
He told us earlier that he was struggling to focus with the lead he had.
On SS17 he dropped the rear wheels of his Hyundai over the edge of the road and got stuck. Spectators pushing them back onto the road from behind caused the rear screen to smash (see picture).
"Pushing like hell to get the time back" says Keith.
Saturday 17:36 - Final service – Edwards
"No issues - a good clean loop".
Saturday 17:40 - Final service – McCormack
"A good loop. Happy with the pace and really enjoying it. 53KM to go, now the rally starts".
Saturday 17:43 - IMAGE – Bogie in regroup
Saturday 17:50 - IMAGE – Laffey’s been working hard…
Sweating through the seams, now having to rehydrate!
Saturday 17:53 - JBRC leader makes it back
James Williams has made it back to the final service halt with a comfortable lead. 4 stages remain this evening.
Saturday 18:02 - IMAGE – Williams in regroup
"We're holding off a bit now, because there's no need to push". Williams is playing his joker this weekend.
Saturday 18:08 - An unlucky stage for the Grahams
Will broke a driveshaft last night but restarted the rally this morning for experience. It didn't all go to plan today either, as you can see below how he finished SS14. Coincidentally, his parents also retired in the same stage in their historic Escort.
Saturday 18:12 - Regroup – Josh McErlean
"Enjoying it and pleased to be in 2nd, although there's still a loop to go. She's (the car) still cutting out but we'll see what we can do".
Saturday 18:15 - Regroup – Marty Gallagher
"We've lost a cylinder, so we'll get it into service and hopefully be able to finish. Not good".
Saturday 18:30 - The last push
4 stages remain, all of which are re-runs of earlier stages.
First car is due to finish at around 10PM (Belgian time).
Saturday 18:32 - Cadets after SS19
Reynolds 2h22m36.0s
Lang +2m30.2s
Field 2m45.8s
Saturday 18:35 - Regroup – Reynolds (Cadet leader)
"Bad, crazy, but so good!"
Saturday 18:37 - IMAGE – Bart Lang at regroup
Saturday 18:46 - SS20 – Reninge 2
The first few crews are at the stage arrival now.
Thierry Neuville is due to start the stage at 20:00PM (Belgian time)
Saturday 19:04 - SS20 – Now live
Neuville gets the stage underway.
Saturday 19:12 - SS20 – Cronin
Another one completed, Keith sets a time of 6m13.4s.
Edwards to come next.
Saturday 19:15 - SS20 – Edwards
Matt gets the Swift Group machine round 1.6s quicker than Cronin here. He's still over 46s behind though.
Saturday 19:16 - SS20 – McCormack stopped
Tracking shows Marty stopped towards the end of the stage. Updates as and when we have them.
Saturday 19:18 - SS20 – McCormack update
Crew are changing a wheel mid-stage.
Saturday 19:26 - Top 3 after SS20
Marty McCormack's misfortune means a move up the leaderboard for Edwards & Bogie:
1 - Keith Cronin
2 - Matt Edwards +46.15s
3 - David Bogie +55.5s
Saturday 19:30 - SS21 – Live
Keith Cronin has just left the start line of SS21, Vleteren 2.
Saturday 19:33 - McCormack retired
We understand that Marty will sadly go no further in the event.
Saturday 19:39 - SS21 – Update
Cronin & Edwards both clear of the stage.
Saturday 19:49 - JBRC after SS20
1 - Willams
2 - McErlean +2m33.39s
3 - Wilson +4m40.89s

Marty Gallagher has not left service after the last loop. His Peugeot had dropped a cylinder but the team had been hoping to repair it.
Saturday 19:57 - Top 3 after SS21
1 - Keith Cronin
2 - Matt Edwards +45.55s
3 - David Bogie +55.2s
Saturday 20:03 - SS22 is go
Cars live in stage.
Saturday 20:27 - SS22 – Bogie Fastest
Bogie goes fastest here by 0.6s over Cronin. Edwards close behind - 2 more to go!
Saturday 20:40 - CRONIN PUNCTURE IN FINAL STAGE
Irishman has a puncture in SS23.
Saturday 20:45 - Edwards takes the win in the final stage
Rallying can be cruel sometimes. After leading the event for a lot of the event, a puncture on Keith Cronin's Hyundai caused him to lose over a minute in the final stage, and Matt Edwards has leapt in front to take the win of the 2018 #BRC Renties Ypres Rally.

Overall
1 - Matt Edwards 2h34m20.45s
2 - David Bogie +17.95s
3 - Keith Cronin +25.55s
Saturday 20:51 - We’re off to the podium…
That's where we will leave the live text service for the 2018 Renties Ypres Rally.

See you in Ulster!
Friday 09:18 - Welcome back…
Hello from a very wet Ulster Rally. Round 4 of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship.

We've got an action-packed weekend ahead. The rally starts this afternoon, however crews have the chance to tackle Shakedown this morning to make any changes to their car's setup and get a feel for these fantastic roads.

Friday 09:30 - Images from Thursday
As well as completing a recce of the stages yesterday, crews also took their cars to pre-event scrutineering to be checked over ahead of the event. Check out some of the photos courtesy of Jakob Ebrey Photography.









Friday 09:49 - Championship Positions ahead of the 2018 John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally
Prestone MSA BRC Championship for Drivers
1: Matt Edwards - 50 points
2: Keith Cronin - 30 points
3: Alex Laffey - 22 points
4=: Rhys Yates - 18 points
4=: David Bogie - 18 points

Prestone MSA Junior BRC Drivers
1: James Williams - 48 points
2: Steve Rokland - 42 points
3: James Wilson - 27 points
4: Josh McErlean - 18 points
5: William Creighton - 15 points

Prestone MSA Cadet BRC
1: Bart Lang - 40 points
2=: Jordan Reynolds - 25 points
2=: Johnnie Mulholland - 25 points
4: Fred Field - 22 points
5: Gunnar Karl Johannesson - 18 points
Friday 11:49 - Images from Shakedown this morning
Shakedown complete for our Prestone MSA BRC Crews. The real action begins this afternoon when the rally kicks off. First car due into SS1 at 14:03PM.













Friday 12:43 - James Wilson will not start
Unfortunately one of our JBRC contenders, James Wilson, will not start the Ulster Rally this afternoon. He rolled his Peugeot 208 R2 in the Shakedown this morning. A big shame for James on what is his home event in the BRC.
Friday 13:16 - Coming up:
Five stages totalling 74.21KM make up the the first leg of the event, starting with a blast through Glendun (14.55KM). The leading crews will be back at Parc Ferme around 22:00PM tonight.

Cars are leaving the start now and heading to the first stage.
Friday 13:20 - Tyre Talks
Organisers have allowed Junior BRC crews to cut their tyres - and it's interesting to see some different choices from the youngsters:

Williams (Vauxhall Adam R2) - Cut rears
McErlean (Ford Fiesta R2) - Cut all-round
Gallagher (Peugeot 208 R2) - Cut all-round
Rokland (Peugeot 208 R2) - Hasn't cut any

It's just started to spit with rain again here at the start, but the stages are about an hour's road section north. It could be interesting!
Friday 13:53 - Live Tracking
Don't forget, you can track our MSA BRC crews LIVE throughout the event here on the website. A quick note - car numbers 201 onwards on the tracking page are event safety cars, not competing crews.
Friday 14:03 - Good to go
Safety cars are passing through SS1 Glendun before the competitors begin the stage in the next few minutes.

It looks like it could be starting to dry up on the stages.
Friday 14:08 - SS1 is live
Prestone MSA BRC leader Matt Edwards is live in SS1 now.
Friday 14:21 - SS1 – Edwards
Matt through SS1 with a time of 8:05.1.
Friday 14:24 - Greer is fastest of the BRC crews so far
Jonny Greer goes fastest so far. 3.0s up on David Bogie and 7.3s quicker than Edwards at this early stage.
Friday 14:30 - SS2 Torr Head
Crews will tackle the Torr Head stage after a short road section. Described as Craig Breen as "One of the best stretches of tar in the World", this stage will be re-run as the final stage tonight.
Friday 14:34 - SS1 – Yates quick out of the blocks
Rhys Yates completes SS1 7.7s faster than Jonny Greer to lead the MSA BRC crews. He's had plenty of seat time recently, which must be paying off!

Yates 7:50.1
Greer +7.7s
Bogie +10.7s
Edwards +15.0s
McCormack +17.4s
Friday 14:35 - SS1 – First JBRC Crews through
Irishman William Creighton has completed the opener, he will be deep in the JBRC battle this weekend.
Friday 14:39 - SS1 – JBRC Times
Great start for Steve Rokland.

Rokland 8:28.2
Creighton +7.2s
Williams +17.3s
McErlean +19.3s
Friday 14:44 - SS2 – Edwards
"Scary stage. We've recced it four times before but re-edited the pacenotes beforehand. The car's OK and the tyres seem to be working OK".

Friday 14:45 - SS2 – Greer
"Rain towards the end is getting heavier, which made it trickier and there's fluid in the road half way through."
Friday 14:46 - SS2 – Bogie
The Scot is missing the right corner of his front bumper.

"Difficult, but a good stage. There's fuel on the road in here, and there was in the first one too."

Friday 14:48 - SS2 – McCormack
"Lacking a bit of confidence. We had a clean run with no problems, but I need to be more committed."
Friday 14:50 - SS2 – Yates
"So many crests, we just picked our way through! Building on our confidence, car seems to be OK!"
Friday 14:52 - SS2 – Laffey
"We had a half spin on one of the hairpins near the end but only lost a few seconds. All OK".

Laffey also reports fluid on both stages.
Friday 14:57 - Results after SS2
Edwards goes fastest in SS2. Crews now have a short service before stages 3 & 4. Results so far:

Yates 15:23.0
Greer +0.9s
Edwards +3.1s
Bogie +12.9s
McCormack +24.3s
Friday 15:06 - SS2 – Creighton
"SS1 was good but we didn't have a good rhythm here. There's a lot of shiny sections and downhill parts which made it difficult".
Friday 15:06 - SS2 – Williams
Vibration from front left of his Adam R2 from 2 miles into SS2.
Friday 15:08 - SS2 – Rokland
"Good stage and we grabbed some time back. Not scared, even though we rolled the last time I did this stage!"

Friday 15:09 - SS2 – Gallagher
Not the start he would have wanted. Hazards on, he lost the brakes at the end of SS1 and completed SS2 using only the handbrake.
Friday 15:11 - SS2 – Reynolds
A small off for the Cadet BRC runner in SS1 but he's still here. New rear bumper and light cluster needed at service.
Friday 15:15 - After SS2 – JBRC
Rokland 16:35.0
Creighton +16.7s
Williams +33.9s
McErlean +34.5s
Gallagher +2m42.2s
Friday 15:18 - Cadet BRC Update
Finlay Retson sets a storming time in SS1 to lead by over a minute from Johnnie Mulholland, his nearest challenger. Now awaiting times for SS2.
Friday 15:21 - SS2 – Morrison
Our National Rally Cup runner John Morrison completes SS2 in the big Mitsubishi.

"Slippery in there, but more enjoyable than the first one. Still a very long way to go yet".

Friday 15:24 - SS2 – Mulholland (Cadet BRC)
"Tough SS2. Very demanding stage and the screen started misting up, so it was hard to see over the blind crests".
Friday 15:26 - SS2 – Reynolds (Cadet BRC)
"Lost our confidence after our off in SS1". Note the back end smashed up...

Friday 15:27 - SS2 – Retson (Cadet BRC)
"Really technical and demanding stages, we're building on our confidence. We caught and passed a car in SS1".
Friday 15:29 - SS2 – McDiarmaid
A tough start to the event for the Harper Adams University team.

"We've been having brake problems since the first stage - very scary stuff in that one".

Friday 15:36 - After SS2 – Cadet BRC
Retson 17:50.9
Reynolds +1m17.0s
Mulholland +1m30.7s
Friday 15:54 - First service of the day
Competitors are now at service, where they can work on their cars before the next stage.

SS3 is a longer stage, Cairncastle (19.68KM). First car due to start at 16:49PM.

After this they will once again return to service before the final 2 stages of the today's leg.
Friday 16:45 - SS3 Cairncastle…
... is due to go live in a matter of minutes - our leading crews are waiting at the start. Don't forget to use our LIVE Open Tracking service to follow the cars through the stages by clicking 'Live Map' next to the Live Text tab above.
Friday 16:53 - SS3 – Edwards live in stage
Matt launches his Swift Group Fiesta R5 into the Cairncastle test.
Friday 16:57 - Conditions in Cairncastle
It's still looking to be a wet one, which will make it tricky for the drivers. They've had chance to put on some fresh rubber ahead if this one though!
Friday 17:08 - SS3 – Edwards
Matt clears the stage with a time of 10:16.1s
Friday 17:15 - SS3 – Delay
There's a delay of several minutes in the stage - no more cars have entered the stage. We're not currently sure of the reason.
Friday 17:28 - SS3 – Greer off road
Greer off in SS3 - Desi Henry has also gone off in the same place; crews OK.

Stage still stopped.
Friday 17:32 - Top cars in re-group
Friday 17:34 - SS3 – Laffey
"Stopped at the scene of Jonny Greer's off to make sure they were OK, although we almost had our own off just before it!
Friday 17:39 - Notional times for SS3
Due to the incident in Cairncastle, our crews will receive the same notional time. Stage is confirmed as cancelled.
Friday 17:41 - SS3 – Yates
"Long story in that one - a bit hectic! We had to stop a few times for Jonny's off. At least we're still going!"
Friday 17:58 - Update – Re-group
The first car will leave re-group at 18:00PM, followed by a service before the final 2 stages of tonight.

These stages will be re-runs of Glendun and Torr Head from earlier.
Friday 18:35 - All hands on deck!
Our MSA BRC Crews are in service - time for the mechanics to get busy!





Friday 18:58 - Images from the first loop








Friday 19:04 - SS4 Glendun 2
Crews on their way from Service C to the penultimate stage of the day, Glendun 2.

Running behind schedule slightly, but the stage should be starting within the next 20 minutes or so.
Friday 19:25 - Crews at SS4 Start
Just waiting for the go-ahead from the organisers before we're back in action. Matt Edwards will be the first of our Prestone MSA BRC crews onto the stage. Let's recap on our BRC top 3:

Yates 25m:39.1s
Edwards +3.1s
Bogie +12.9s
Friday 19:30 - Back in business
Stage now underway.
Friday 19:45 - SS4 Times
MSA BRC Frontrunners through Glendun 2. Stage times are as follows:

Yates 7:50.8
Edwards +0.3s
McCormack +2.1s
Bogie +2.43s
Friday 19:49 - Next up – SS5 Torr Head 2…
Which will round off today's action. And as we head into the darkness, it's close at the top! Due to start shortly.
Friday 20:00 - JBRC times coming through for SS4
Creighton sets a good pace. 20.4s faster than James Williams' Vauxhall Adam R2 in this one. Interesting fact, these two have been competing against each other before they were old enough to drive on public roads - they were rivals in the Junior 1000 series for 14-16 year olds!
Friday 20:02 - …But McErlean tops it
Another J1000 graduate (and ex-champion) Josh McErlean fastest JBRC through SS4.

McErlean 8m:19.6s
Rokland +8.2s
Creighton +12.9s
Williams +33.3s
Friday 20:03 - SS5 is live
Front-running crews are live in the final stage of the day.
Friday 20:12 - SS4 – Gallagher stopped
Live tracking shows Marty stopped in stage, and no time for him yet.
We know he was struggling with brake issues earlier, so we'll keep you updated.
Friday 20:16 - Edwards takes the overnight lead
A superb time from our championship leader through here secures him a slim overnight lead.
MSA BRC overall after Leg 1, Ulster Rally 2018:

Edwards 40m:52.6s
Yates +0.6s
Bogie +19.6s
McCormack +37.2s
Friday 20:49 - JBRC – Overall after Leg 1
Røkland 43m:34.3s
Creighton +15.3s
Williams +53.4s
Horgan +2m17.1s
McErlean +3m13.3s

McErlean dropped a lot of time in the final stage of today. Gallagher out.
Friday 21:02 - Into Parc-Ferme
Our contenders at the final control before a short serbice. Then it’s time to tuck their cars away for the night. An early start lies ahead tomorrow.

Friday 21:08 - Cadet BRC – Overnight Leaderboard
Retson 45m:57.9s
Reynolds +1m:55.3s

Great day at the office for Finlay Retson and co-driver Tom Hynd. They’ll want to make up for two retirements so far this season.
Friday 21:11 - Service Park Action




Friday 21:17 - That’s where we will leave our Live Text Service for tonight…
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See you tomorrow for Day 2 of the John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally.
Saturday 07:57 - Welcome back…
Day 2 of the Ulster Rally is go. Our first crews have had an early start, and are now live in SS6.

Weather here is overcast but without rain - word on tyres seems to be soft slicks!

Saturday 08:10 - SS6 – Edwards
"Fast stages and a lot of chicanes. We'll see what the time says."
Saturday 08:11 - SS6 – Yates
"Really good and fast stage - that woke me up!"
Saturday 08:12 - SS6 – McCormack
"It started well but we had a high-speed spin in the mid section. Lucky to still be here".
Saturday 08:13 - SS6 – Rokland
"Good stage but quite slippy, some fluid on the road coming into a junction".
Saturday 08:14 - SS6 – Creighton
"Not a very good stage, I think we lost some time. Very greasy and slippery in there".
Saturday 08:16 - SS6 – McErlean
"We're on slicks and the tyres are going off towards the end".
Front splitter is hanging off after a small incident with a chicane.

Saturday 08:19 - Scores on the doors – times for SS6
Yates 6m:16.3s, now leads by 3.6s.
Edwards +4.2s
Bogie +4.4s
Laffey +22.1s
McCormack +37.2s
Saturday 08:25 - SS6 – Williams
“It’s hard to commit because I’m still not confident with the brakes.”

Saturday 08:27 - SS6 – JBRC times
McErlean 6m:58.4s
Rokland +3.6s
Creighton +9.1s
Williams +12.2s
Saturday 08:33 - SS6 – Retson
"Really fast and enjoyable stage but slippery in places."

Seems to be drying up quite a bit here after yesterday's rain.
Saturday 08:35 - SS6 – Horgan
"Better than yesterday. We'd like to forget about yesterday and crack on with it today."

Saturday 08:44 - SS6 – Morrison
"Best stage of the event so far - and we were on the right tyres, which makes a change!"
Saturday 08:47 - Overall after SS6
MSA BRC
Yates 47m:09.3s
Edwards +3.6s
Bogie +23.3s

JBRC
Rokland 50m:36.3s
McErlean +17.1s
Creighton +20.8s

Cadet BRC
Retson 53m:20.0s
Reynolds +2m:04.1s
Mulholland +2m:50.9s
Saturday 08:50 - Next up…
Crews head for service before SS7, Lisnamuck (13.07KM).
Saturday 08:53 - SS6 – McDiarmaid
"Felt like a good stage. I think we found the limit here."

Saturday 08:59 - SS6 – Tejpar
"Not a good stage for us. It was going really well until we got to a chicane and nearly span. We had another small moment later on."
Saturday 09:38 - Re-group
Crews starting to head out to SS7 after a well deserved break. Still all to play for, with just 3.6s separating Yates & Edwards.

Saturday 09:49 - SS7 – About to start
Cars arriving at stage start - first car due to start in less than 10 minutes.

Don't forget you can track competitors LIVE with our Open Tracking service, here on the MSA BRC site.
Saturday 09:57 - Cars in stage
Edwards and Yates both live in stage 7
Saturday 10:13 - SS7 – Edwards
Matt completes in 7m:51.0s - a good time. Let's see what the other crews can do.
Saturday 10:16 - Times for SS7 – Edwards leads again
Edwards 7m:51.0s (now leads by 4.5s)
Bogie +6.0s
Yates +8.1s
Laffey +25.1s
McCormack +28.0s
Saturday 10:29 - SS7 – JBRC
Another fastest time for Josh McErlean here. He's pulling a lot back and is now just 7.7s off the lead. There's still a lot of rallying to do:

McErlean 8m:50.1s
Creighton +4.1s
Rokland +9.4s

No time for James Williams yet.
Saturday 10:45 - SS7 – Williams
Looks like he may be stopped in stage. Tracker shows the car stopped on a straight section before the halfway point - no time has come through for him yet.

We will keep you updated.
Saturday 10:49 - SS8 – Live
Cars are starting SS8, Doraville. At 21.2KM, it's the longest stage of the event and will be re-run for the final stage of the rally.
Saturday 11:00 - Update on James Williams
He slid wide in SS7 and cracked the radiator on his Vauxhall Adam R2. He will not continue the event.
Saturday 11:16 - SS8 – Bogie Fastest
The Fabia R5 pilot goes fastest through Doraville 1. Matt Edwards still leads the MSA BRC runners...

Bogie 11m:58.76s
Edwards +2.4s
Yates +12.2s
McCormack +30.2s
Saturday 11:31 - JBRC fight hotting up
McErlean again fastest. Overall times so far:

Rokland 1h:12m:55.3s
McErlean +6.4s
Creighton +24.0s
Saturday 11:59 - Crews heading back for another service…
SS9 is due to start at 13:08PM. In the meantime, let's take a look at some pictures from last night. Don't forget to follow our social channels for interviews in service, too.









Saturday 12:50 - McCormack retires in service
Marty has handed his time cards in at service and will not continue:

"Had too many offs today, it's getting risky out there and my head's not in it. So we're going to call it a day."
Saturday 12:52 - Tyre choice hinders Yates
"We gambled on the tyre choice this morning and it didn't pay off. Its not an insurmountable gap to Edwards, but it's not ideal."
Saturday 12:53 - Service – Edwards
Matt looking happy with his morning’s work.

Saturday 13:00 - Cars heading to SS9
3 stages to go in the John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally 2018. Crews now heading to SS9, Langford Lodge 2 (12.04KM).

Stage due to go live at 13:08PM.
Saturday 13:10 - SS9 now live
A last minute tyre change for leader Matt Edwards in service. He's now live in stage. Conditions at SS9 finish are bone-dry.
Saturday 13:17 - SS9 – Yates
Looks like Rhys has hit something with the rear right corner. Struggling through to end of stage with damage and a puncture.
Saturday 13:18 - SS9 – Edwards
Matt completes the stage.
"Didn't really enjoy that one. We put a harder tyre on but the rear still moved a bit."
Saturday 13:22 - Yates clears stage with damage
Rhys Yates makes it through but drops a lot of time. Bogie caught him in stage so also suffered time loss.

Saturday 13:22 - SS9 – Laffey
"Really enjoyed that one - it's nice to have a dry stage for once!"
Saturday 13:25 - SS9 – Rokland
"Really enjoyed it, but the tyres were too soft here and they went off."
Saturday 13:26 - SS9 – Creighton
"Really enjoyed that, I just don't know whether to trust the ruts in the road."
Saturday 13:27 - SS9 – McErlean
"Good to be on a dry stage and happy with our performance."
Josh is chasing down Steve Rokland for the JBRC lead.
Saturday 13:38 - Overall after SS9
Edwards fastest again:

Edwards 1h:13m:09.0s
Bogie +33.4s
Yates +1m:23.7s
Saturday 13:40 - JBRC after SS9 – nothing in it!
Josh McErlean on a charge today - he nows lies less than half a second back from the lead:

Rokland 1h:19m:46.8s
McErlean +0.4s
Creighton +28.4s
Saturday 13:50 - SS9 – Retson
"Fantastic stage. I said I wasn't going to mad but the Pirelli tyres were working really well - much quicker."

He holds a hefty lead in the Cadet BRC.
Saturday 14:12 - SS9 – McDiarmaid
"Smoother than this morning - not sure if we were any quicker."
Saturday 14:13 - Image – Yates car ‘fixed’ and leaving service
Great job by the CA1 Sport boys to get the Skoda patched up and back out.

Saturday 14:20 - Livestream from re-group
Head over to our Facebook page and catch LIVE interviews with the drivers as they arrive at re-group.
Saturday 14:33 - Image – Big tyre cuts for both McErlean and Rokland
The fight is on the JBRC win here in Ulster. Just 0.4s between the pair.

Saturday 14:35 - Well deserved ice cream…
Event sponsor John Mulholland is handing out free ice cream to competitors at the re-group before the final loop!

Saturday 14:56 - Coming up…
Just two stages left of the 2018 John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally. SS10 will be Lisnamuck 2, starting at 15:10 followed by the finale in Doraville 2 where the first car is due at 16:04.

Who's your money on?
Saturday 15:11 - Back in action…
SS10 is go after the service break. Our leader Matt Edwards is live in stage.
Saturday 15:27 - SS10 – Edwards extends the lead
Fastest by 1.2s over Bogie. With one stage to go, here's how the top 3 MSA BRC positions are looking:

Edwards 1h:20m:49.2s
Bogie +34.6s
Yates +1m:31.5s
Saturday 15:45 - SS10 – McErlean puncture drops time
The gap between leader Steve Rokland and Josh McErlean was just 0.4s ahead of this stage. However, McErlean drops 16.6s to the leader here due to a puncture.

The gap is now 17 seconds.
Saturday 15:49 - JBRC after SS10
One stage to go:

Rokland 1h:28m:22.5s
McErlean +17.0s
Creighton +32.3s
Saturday 16:00 - Final stage about to start…
Doraville 2 will round off the event and kicks off in 5 minutes!
Saturday 16:11 - Final stage now LIVE
Matt Edwards live in SS11. He just needs a steady run to secure the win. Don't forget to follow the drivers through the stage using our Live Tracking service!
Saturday 16:27 - We have a winner
Matt Edwards completes SS11 with no issues - he is provisionally the overall winner of the Ulster Rally 2018 and takes maximum MSA BRC points!
Saturday 16:30 - Ulster Rally 2018 – MSA BRC
Provisional top 3:

1) Matt Edwards/Darren Garrod 1h:32m:47.1s
2) David Bogie/John Rowan +29.1s
3) Rhys Yates/James Morgan +1m:36.9s
Saturday 16:51 - JBRC – Overall after final stage
Steve Rokland takes another win in the JBRC category.

Awaiting time for Josh McErlean - fingers crossed he's made it.

1) Steve Rokland/Dai Roberts 1h:41m:38.9s
William Creighton/Liam Regan +31.1s
Saturday 17:02 - Cadet BRC – after SS11
Finlay Retson takes his inaugural Cadet BRC win here in Ulster after two consecutive retirements. Great job!
Saturday 17:04 - That’s where we will leave our Live Text Service for the Ulster Rally
Thanks for checking in over the weekend. Hopefully you enjoyed the event.

Head over to the MSA BRC social channels for some interviews and live streaming from the finish very shortly. Detailed results are available here on the BRC site.

See you in the Isle of Man!
Thursday 19:21 - Rally GB SS1
108. Jonathan Mulholland (GBR) / Jeff Case (IRL) - Ford Fiesta R2 My first WRC event. It's slippery than I thought. 107. Nabila Tejpar (GBR) / Richard Bliss (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 It was kind of tricky. It was really difficult in the back part to keep it going, it's quite hard in an R2. 105. Bart Lang (GBR) / Sinclair Young (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 That was absolutely buzzing, so much fun - for a rally driver to be able to go out and do that infront of the fans. Looking forward to tomorrow morning, trying to keep it on the island. 104. Alex Waterman (GBR) / Harry Thomas (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2t It's good fun. Tricky but good fun. It's a good start of the rally. Looking forward to the stages tomorrow and Saturday especially. 101. Finlay Retson (GBR) / Tom Hynd (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Looking forward to the forest stages tomorrow. 100. Jordan Reynolds (GBR) / Peredur Davies (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 More slippery than I thought it would be but very enjoyable. Now back to Deeside. Looking forward to tomorrow but got to take it easy. Very long rally. 96. Kevin Horgan (IRL) / Liam Fouhy (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R2 I went the wrong way so I dropped about 20 seconds, but there's a long way to go. 88. Sacha Kakad (GBR) / James Aldridge (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 First time we've driven it but it was alright, yeah. 94. William Creighton (GBR) / Liam Regan (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 It was good, tricky in places, glad to get through it. Looking forward to the weekend. 93. James Williams (GBR) / Tom Woodburn (GBR) - Opel Adam R2 It was a good stage towards the end there. Looking forward to the weekend. 92. Steve Rokland (NOR) / Dai Roberts (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 It's nice to get going. Good to get started. It will be tricky tomorrow but looking forward to Saturday. 86. Alex Laffey (GBR) / Patrick Walsh (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 It was good fun, nice way to start the rally, bit tricky in places. Really excited to get going now, weather may not be great but still looking forward to it. 83. Rhys Yates (GBR) / Elliott Edmondson (GBR) - Skoda Fabia R5 That was good fun, really loose as well so you could get some big slides through there. Looking forward to tomorrow. I think we entertained the crowd! 82. David Bogie (GBR) / John Rowan (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R5 Difficult stage, lot slippier than I expected but happy to get through. 81. Matt Edwards (GBR) / Darren Garrod (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 That was good. Settled now, looking forward to tomorrow. Great opportunity to be trying to achieve a life long ambition in my backyard.
Friday 09:27 - Rally GB SS2
81. Matt Edwards (GBR) / Darren Garrod (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 It's fine, I've got a different job to the other boys. I'm happy though. 82. David Bogie (GBR) / John Rowan (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R5 A consistant grip. Not easy but a good time in there. 83. Rhys Yates (GBR) / Elliott Edmondson (GBR) - Skoda Fabia R5 Small spin. A bit disappointed but hey ho. 86. Alex Laffey (GBR) / Patrick Walsh (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 A few tricky bits but enjoyable.
92. Steve Rokland (NOR) / Dai Roberts (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Very slippy. Apart from that it's all good. 93. James Williams (GBR) / Tom Woodburn (GBR) - Opel Adam R2 Enjoyed that. A bit tight on the road section but it's OK.
Friday 10:42 - Rally GB SS3
81. Matt Edwards (GBR) / Darren Garrod (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 It's gone, it's finished. That's all that matters. 82. David Bogie (GBR) / John Rowan (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R5 Had a puncture, clipped a corner and hit a rock which we missed on the recce. 83. Rhys Yates (GBR) / Elliott Edmondson (GBR) - Skoda Fabia R5 It's really slippery. We are really struggling. It's not good. 86. Alex Laffey (GBR) / Patrick Walsh (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 Struggling to find where to push. I'm all over the place. 92. Steve Rokland (NOR) / Dai Roberts (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Really good that one. So difficult to judge the grip. I suppose it's the same for everyone. 93. James Williams (GBR) / Tom Woodburn (GBR) - Opel Adam R2 Not very well, struggling to find grip and it's knocked my confidence. We're still here and still smiling. 100. Jordan Reynolds (GBR) / Peredur Davies (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Good stage, very technical. The braking points need to be spot on. 101. Finlay Retson (GBR) / Tom Hynd (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Very rough, hit a chicane and damaged the back. The steering is out. 104. Alex Waterman (GBR) / Harry Thomas (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2T A few slippery places and our windscreen wiper broke halfway through the stage. 107. Nabila Tejpar (GBR) / Richard Bliss (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 We had a couple of mistakes in there but I'm happy. 108. Jonathan Mulholland (GBR) / Jeff Case (IRL) - Ford Fiesta R2 It's very cut up in there and very, very slippy.
Friday 11:59 - Rally GB SS4
81. Matt Edwards (GBR) / Darren Garrod (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 Usual for here, it's misty. We're going OK. 82. David Bogie (GBR) / John Rowan (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R5 Going OK. No spare after a puncture. The rain is making it changeable. 83. Rhys Yates (GBR) / Elliott Edmondson (GBR) - Skoda Fabia R5 Very hard work. Tricky and we're going to make some changes for the next stage. 86. Alex Laffey (GBR) / Patrick Walsh (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 Slippy. Had to slow down to pass Ingram who was off. 92. Steve Rokland (NOR) / Dai Roberts (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Good morning. Rain heavy but no issues. 93. James Williams (GBR) / Tom Woodburn (GBR) - Opel Adam R2 Tricky stage especially at the start. What an experience to start my WRC career. 100. Jordan Reynolds (GBR) / Peredur Davies (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Horrendous. Very slippy. We had a big spin and misted windscreen 101. Finlay Retson (GBR) / Tom Hynd (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Plenty of moments in there. Felt like an offroad course. More grip than the first two stages. 104. Alex Waterman (GBR) / Harry Thomas (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2T OK day so far. Tricky with only one wiper. Treacherous conditions but a good challenge for both the crew. 105. Bart Lang (GBR) / Sinclair Young (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Horrendous conditions. Screen is msted up [tailgate open] 107. Nabila Tejpar (GBR) / Richard Bliss (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Shocking conditions. Hit everything. So difficult. 108. Jonathan Mulholland (GBR) / Jeff Case (IRL) - Ford Fiesta R2 Very slippy and cut up. No use for the R2.
Friday 16:10 - Rally GB SS6
81. Matt Edwards (GBR) / Darren Garrod (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 Lots of rocks and blind bits. 82. David Bogie (GBR) / John Rowan (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R5 Very rough and we had a puncture. 83. Rhys Yates (GBR) / Elliott Edmondson (GBR) - Skoda Fabia R5 Taking it easy, it's very rough and its felt like a very long morning. 86. Alex Laffey (GBR) / Patrick Walsh (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 The tyres are intact that's the main thing. 92. Steve Rokland (NOR) / Dai Roberts (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 OK but we had a problem at the start 93. James Williams (GBR) / Tom Woodburn (GBR) - Opel Adam R2 Great for the fans, it's been OK for me. 100. Jordan Reynolds (GBR) / Peredur Davies (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Tricky to say the least, very rough.
101. Finlay Retson (GBR) / Tom Hynd (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Very, very rough.
Friday 16:12 - Rally GB SS7
81. Matt Edwards (GBR) / Darren Garrod (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 It was a bit off a mess getting in and out of Deeside. I did not check everything I wanted to. 86. Alex Laffey (GBR) / Patrick Walsh (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 Stage went well but there was pressure caused by traffic on way to stage, I was not able to make the changes which we wanted to the car. 92. Steve Rokland (NOR) / Dai Roberts (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Better grip this time. I was a bit stressed because of the traffic to the stage out of Deeside. I think we were a bit late. 93. James Williams (GBR) / Tom Woodburn (GBR) - Opel Adam R2 No time to change things on the car which we wanted to. We got straight into the stage and it was OK. 100. Jordan Reynolds (GBR) / Peredur Davies (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 A lot better. It's not raining, we had a good feeling with the car on that stage. 88. Sacha Kakad (GBR) / James Aldridge (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 That stage was good. We had a bit of trouble today but I think everything was OK now. 101. Finlay Retson (GBR) / Tom Hynd (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Much better. Probably the best stage of the day. I was quite happy with that. 104. Alex Waterman (GBR) / Harry Thomas (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2T It was tight getting here but my run through the stage was good. 105. Bart Lang (GBR) / Sinclair Young (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Mega run but I made a mistake near the end and went up on two wheels but was OK and much better than this morning. 107. Nabila Tejpar (GBR) / Richard Bliss (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 A good run through there. 108. Jonathan Mulholland (GBR) / Jeff Case (IRL) - Ford Fiesta R2 It wasn't as bad the first time and we went a bit quicker.  
Friday 17:15 - Rally GB SS8
81. Matt Edwards (GBR) / Darren Garrod (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 Had a puncture and we had to stop and change it. 83. Rhys Yates (GBR) / Elliott Edmondson (GBR) - Skoda Fabia R5 Held by Edwards on the stage a bit, difficult stage. 86. Alex Laffey (GBR) / Patrick Walsh (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 Lost the brakes but still going. 93. James Williams (GBR) / Tom Woodburn (GBR) - Opel Adam R2 Great, a bit bumpy and slippy in places but enjoyed it. 92. Steve Rokland (NOR) / Dai Roberts (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Had a puncture 12km before the finish, not good. 100. Jordan Reynolds (GBR) / Peredur Davies (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Good feeling in the car, more grip than expected but still slippy in places. 88. Sacha Kakad (GBR) / James Aldridge (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 No issues but not a brilliant day. 101. Finlay Retson (GBR) / Tom Hynd (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 No brakes towards the end, OK stage, enjoying the afternoon more. 105. Bart Lang (GBR) / Sinclair Young (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 It's the first stage its all worked well, buzzing now. 104. Alex Waterman (GBR) / Harry Thomas (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2T Puncture 7/8km from the end. 107. Nabila Tejpar (GBR) / Richard Bliss (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 All fine. 108. Jonathan Mulholland (GBR) / Jeff Case (IRL) - Ford Fiesta R2 Enjoying the stages.
Saturday 10:14 - Rally GB SS10
81. Matt Edwards (GBR) / Darren Garrod (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 Not much grip, the car felt really loose but that was probably the conditions. 88. Sacha Kakad (GBR) / James Aldridge (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 That was OK, it was good fun. 101. Finlay Retson (GBR) / Tom Hynd (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 That was a fast stage. Good fun, I was happy with that. 100. Jordan Reynolds (GBR) / Peredur Davies (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Enjoyable, every bit felt good. 105. Bart Lang (GBR) / Sinclair Young (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Don't feel confident today. I really don't know what's going on. 108. Jonathan Mulholland (GBR) / Jeff Case (IRL) - Ford Fiesta R2 It felt OK, it was slippy, fast, flowing stage. You can really get a good groove and the swing of things. 104. Alex Waterman (GBR) / Harry Thomas (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2T By far my favourite stage. At the top by the windmills was best. A great stage for the first thing in the morning. 107. Nabila Tejpar (GBR) / Richard Bliss (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Great little opener for us. We're really ready for the rest of the day now.
96. Kevin Horgan (IRL) / Liam Fouhy (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R2 Oil pressure is up. So we hope it will be OK on the next stage. 105. Bart Lang (GBR) / Sinclair Young (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 [Car still running, crew OK. Shaken after roll on last stage]  
Saturday 10:15 - Rally GB SS11
81. Matt Edwards (GBR) / Darren Garrod (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 We're struggling for traction a bit. Something isn't quite right. 86. Alex Laffey (GBR) / Patrick Walsh (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 That was a much better run - tricky conditions. Today's stages are much more fun to drive.
Saturday 13:08 - Rally GB SS12
81. Matt Edwards (GBR) / Darren Garrod (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 That stage was alright. Better than the first two. 82. David Bogie (GBR) / John Rowan (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R5 [Caught behind Tom Cave] 83. Rhys Yates (GBR) / Elliott Edmondson (GBR) - Skoda Fabia R5 A bit hesitant in the fast stuff. Enjoyed the stage, don't want to push. 86. Alex Laffey (GBR) / Patrick Walsh (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 That was a fun stage, it was good. I haven't really done any of these stages before. 93. James Williams (GBR) / Tom Woodburn (GBR) - Opel Adam R2 We enjoyed that stage. Trying to improve with every kilometer. 92. Steve Rokland (NOR) / Dai Roberts (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Good, a nice stage and very flowing. 101. Finlay Retson (GBR) / Tom Hynd (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Very fast. Absolutely buzzing after that. 100. Jordan Reynolds (GBR) / Peredur Davies (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Not bad. Happy. Slippery. 105. Bart Lang (GBR) / Sinclair Young (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 [Car rolled on previous stage and the windscreen was broken] It's just a bit banter with the windscreen and no we've developed a misfire due to the roll. The car is now down to half power. 108. Jonathan Mulholland (GBR) / Jeff Case (IRL) - Ford Fiesta R2 Happy, that seems similar to the forests over in Ireland. 107. Nabila Tejpar (GBR) / Richard Bliss (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Happy, that's one of my favourites.
96. Kevin Horgan (IRL) / Liam Fouhy (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R2 It was OK. Happy but maybe something wrong with the oil pressure.  
Saturday 13:10 - Rally GB SS13
83. Rhys Yates (GBR) / Elliott Edmondson (GBR) - Skoda Fabia R5 Slowly getting there with the set up, good stage overall. 81. Matt Edwards (GBR) / Darren Garrod (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 Much happier with the set up now. Much happier in here than the other stages this morning. 86. Alex Laffey (GBR) / Patrick Walsh (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 Lot nicer to drive with dry conditions. We had an overshoot on a hairpin but it was an OK stage. 93. James Williams (GBR) / Tom Woodburn (GBR) - Opel Adam R2 OK morning, good stage. Tricky conditions. 92. Steve Rokland (NOR) / Dai Roberts (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Really good stage, no problems. 101. Finlay Retson (GBR) / Tom Hynd (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Not so bad. 100. Jordan Reynolds (GBR) / Peredur Davies (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Good morning, car working well. Dry stage and we have a good feeling in the car. 105. Bart Lang (GBR) / Sinclair Young (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Had a roll on stage on this morning. Now we have an engine missfire. 108. Jonathan Mulholland (GBR) / Jeff Case (IRL) - Ford Fiesta R2 Stage not so bad, it was flowing and slippy. First time on these stages. 104. Alex Waterman (GBR) / Harry Thomas (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2T Enjoyable morning, better than yesterday. These must be the some of the most famous stages in the UK. 107. Nabila Tejpar (GBR) / Richard Bliss (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Not a bad morning, slow first stage but we're back on the pace now.
96. Kevin Horgan (IRL) / Liam Fouhy (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R2 Not happy with the car compared to the other stages. Bit sloppy.
Saturday 15:01 - Rally GB SS14
83. Rhys Yates (GBR) / Elliott Edmondson (GBR) - Skoda Fabia R5 It's really fast and flowing. It's big commitment just throwing it in to some of the corners. I'm enjoying. I'm really looking forward to the next loop. 86. Alex Laffey (GBR) / Patrick Walsh (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 I really enjoyed that stage, it was quite nice and flowing. 93. James Williams (GBR) / Tom Woodburn (GBR) - Opel Adam R2 It was really enjoyable. Great to see so many fans in there. It's amazing for me to be driving through these stages. 92. Steve Rokland (NOR) / Dai Roberts (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 That was good. Quite a fast stage in places, I enjoy that. I guess the next one will be a bit rougher so we'll take that one more carefully. 100. Jordan Reynolds (GBR) / Peredur Davies (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 We've got a bent rear beam. The car we were chasing in our class we passed in the stage, so we need to preserve the car now. 105. Bart Lang (GBR) / Sinclair Young (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 We're running at about half power now. I used to rally a Micra and it's like being in that again. It's just about sending it flat everywhere now really. No surrender. 108. Jonathan Mulholland (GBR) / Jeff Case (IRL) - Ford Fiesta R2 That was good. A nice stage, nice and flowing but I'm glad we only have to do it once. We're still here. I'm hoping the next cars won't be rough but we're giving it our best shot. 104. Alex Waterman (GBR) / Harry Thomas (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2T That was good. Slippy but it's finished off an excellent morning. The stages have been really nice. Looking forward to hopefully drier stages than this morning. Still enjoying ourselves. 107. Nabila Tejpar (GBR) / Richard Bliss (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Not a bad day, I enjoyed that. Shame it's only ran once. The two this morning were tricky, but hopefully they'll have dried out a bit now. 96. Kevin Horgan (IRL) / Liam Fouhy (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R2 We just hit the bank on the left corner. Getting up speed as we have no forestry experience.
Saturday 16:19 - Rally GB SS15
82. David Bogie (GBR) / John Rowan (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R5 Trying to manage my tyres because of the conditions. Tough but I was a lot quicker. 81. Matt Edwards (GBR) / Darren Garrod (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 We changed some settings on the car, we'e much happier, it was much better. 86. Alex Laffey (GBR) / Patrick Walsh (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 The drier it gets, the more confident I'm getting. I'm hoping the rain will stay away. 93. James Williams (GBR) / Tom Woodburn (GBR) - Opel Adam R2 It was mega until the last corner when we went sideways and lost about three seconds. Grip is so much better now. 92. Steve Rokland (NOR) / Dai Roberts (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Really good, much drier but still slippy in places and the surface is very hard. 100. Jordan Reynolds (GBR) / Peredur Davies (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Broken beam, that was not good for us. 108. Jonathan Mulholland (GBR) / Jeff Case (IRL) - Ford Fiesta R2 A lot better than this morning. The surface was almost like tarmac as all the gravel has been swept away. 104. Alex Waterman (GBR) / Harry Thomas (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2T Lovely stage. Dry and flowing, quite something. 107. Nabila Tejpar (GBR) / Richard Bliss (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Enjoyed that. Much better than this morning. The drying conditions have made it perfect. 96. Kevin Horgan (IRL) / Liam Fouhy (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R2 I was 1:06 faster than this morning.
Saturday 18:36 - Rally GB SS16
82. David Bogie (GBR) / John Rowan (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R5 This soft tyre suits me. Quite difficult stage but its OK. 81. Matt Edwards (GBR) / Darren Garrod (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 Need a harder tyre, but still, its not a bad time. 86. Alex Laffey (GBR) / Patrick Walsh (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 That was pretty good, it's patchy in there. We caught a car but its all cool. 92. Steve Rokland (NOR) / Dai Roberts (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 I think the car is overheating. We were a bit steady in there. We will be careful this afternoon. 93. James Williams (GBR) / Tom Woodburn (GBR) - Opel Adam R2 We had a puncture but were still going, its all OK. 97. John Morrison (GBR) / Peter Carstairs (GBR) - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX It's good and smooth stage, really enjoyed it. 100. Jordan Reynolds (GBR) / Peredur Davies (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 My rear beam has snapped. Not really happy but we need to carry on though. 108. Jonathan Mulholland (GBR) / Jeff Case (IRL) - Ford Fiesta R2 Happy with the tyre choice. It's all good, enjoying it. 104. Alex Waterman (GBR) / Harry Thomas (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2T Happy with the tyre choice, enjoying ourselves and having a good time. 102. Spencer Wilkinson (GBR) / Glyn Thomas (GBR) - Subaru Impreza WRX STi Going OK apart from the tyre choice. Car is OK though. 107. Nabila Tejpar (GBR) / Richard Bliss (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Its not great, its fine but its not working right. 96. Kevin Horgan (IRL) / Liam Fouhy (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R2 Taking it easy, the car has no problems so we're just going to carry on.
Saturday 18:38 - Rally GB SS17
82. David Bogie (GBR) / John Rowan (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R5 We hit a rock earlier in the stage, think we may have bent the steering a bit. 81. Matt Edwards (GBR) / Darren Garrod (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 We got a puncture in the last corner, but apart from that it was a good stage. 86. Alex Laffey (GBR) / Patrick Walsh (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 We're getting better all the time. The conditions are better now. 93. James Williams (GBR) / Tom Woodburn (GBR) - Opel Adam R2 Didn't seem right, we had a puncture in the last one. Trying to get back on it. 92. Steve Rokland (NOR) / Dai Roberts (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Good stage, thought we had a puncture though. Enjoying the dry stages. 97. John Morrison (GBR) / Peter Carstairs (GBR) - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Alright, quite a tricky stage for us. 108. Jonathan Mulholland (GBR) / Jeff Case (IRL) - Ford Fiesta R2 Going good, weird to have dust in the car in Wales. 104. Alex Waterman (GBR) / Harry Thomas (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2T Last three stages have been brilliant, we can give a good push on. 102. Spencer Wilkinson (GBR) / Glyn Thomas (GBR) - Subaru Impreza WRX STi Had a great day, Only had a half spin today. 96. Kevin Horgan (IRL) / Liam Fouhy (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R2 That was a better afternoon, we are taking minutes out of this morning times. 107. Nabila Tejpar (GBR) / Richard Bliss (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 We've been stuck in first gear for last 8/9km. I think that's it for today.
Saturday 18:41 - Rally GB SS18
82. David Bogie (GBR) / John Rowan (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R5 End of a long day. Just the drying conditions, no-one could see it coming. On the previous stage we went wide and hit a rock, bent something in the steering but anyway we've got time now to fix it. See what tomorrow brings. 81. Matt Edwards (GBR) / Darren Garrod (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 I just ran wide on a left hander at the top of the hill there. I think there must have been something in the grass. We struggled all afternoon with the tyres going off again. 93. James Williams (GBR) / Tom Woodburn (GBR) - Opel Adam R2 Tricky as we thought we had an engine oil leak on the last stage so we were slow on this stage but we're going to keep on trying. 92. Steve Rokland (NOR) / Dai Roberts (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 We have been controlling it all day. We will see what happens tomorrow. 108. Jonathan Mulholland (GBR) / Jeff Case (IRL) - Ford Fiesta R2 It's been a very big day, happy to be at the end of it to be honest. Everything has been perfect today. 104. Alex Waterman (GBR) / Harry Thomas (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2T Excellent day. Far better than yesterday. Trouble free and the stages have been incredible. We're both utterly thrilled. 102. Spencer Wilkinson (GBR) / Glyn Thomas (GBR) - Subaru Impreza WRX STi Enjoyed that today. The whole day has been good today. That's probably the best day on this rally that I've ever experienced. In my limited experience! 96. Kevin Horgan (IRL) / Liam Fouhy (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R2 A long day, I'm happy enough. Our pace is increasing we just have to mind ourselves.
Sunday 09:57 - Rally GB SS19
86. Alex Laffey (GBR) / Patrick Walsh (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 Ultra cautious, just getting through today. 92. Steve Rokland (NOR) / Dai Roberts (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Took it easy, quite a technical and slippy stage. 93. James Williams (GBR) / Tom Woodburn (GBR) - Opel Adam R2 Stage OK. The plan for today is just to look after the car and get through today. 102. Spencer Wilkinson (GBR) / Glyn Thomas (GBR) - Subaru Impreza WRX STi We had a spin in there. Bad bit of driving but good fun though. 104. Alex Waterman (GBR) / Harry Thomas (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2T Definitley woke us up, very technical stage. 100. Jordan Reynolds (GBR) / Peredur Davies (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Tight and slippy stage. 108. Jonathan Mulholland (GBR) / Jeff Case (IRL) - Ford Fiesta R2 Very tricky and technical stage, slippy in places. 107. Nabila Tejpar (GBR) / Richard Bliss (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Not a bad stage, tight and twisty. Happy to be back on the road 96. Kevin Horgan (IRL) / Liam Fouhy (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R2 Very slippy stage but we are here. Just need to get to the finish now. 105. Bart Lang (GBR) / Sinclair Young (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Still missfiring, notes OK, I just need to get my power back.
Sunday 10:23 - Rally GB SS20
81. Matt Edwards (GBR) / Darren Garrod (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 There was spectators everywhere. 86. Alex Laffey (GBR) / Patrick Walsh (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 Interesting stage, all OK. 92. Steve Rokland (NOR) / Dai Roberts (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 It was OK, taking it steady, I can feel a soft tyre. 93. James Williams (GBR) / Tom Woodburn (GBR) - Opel Adam R2 Tricky, we have a problem with the diff. It's like having one wheel drive. We'll crack onto the next stages. 97. John Morrison (GBR) / Peter Carstairs (GBR) - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Good, thoroughly enjoyed it. Slippery, with lots of mud pulled onto the stages. 102. Spencer Wilkinson (GBR) / Glyn Thomas (GBR) - Subaru Impreza WRX STi Good and wild. 104. Alex Waterman (GBR) / Harry Thomas (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2T Slippery and quite interesting. 100. Jordan Reynolds (GBR) / Peredur Davies (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Car is all good, we just want to get to the finish. 108. Jonathan Mulholland (GBR) / Jeff Case (IRL) - Ford Fiesta R2 Quite slippy, it was alright. We just want to make it to the end. 107. Nabila Tejpar (GBR) / Richard Bliss (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 I went off and then the Escort running behind us, caught us. 96. Kevin Horgan (IRL) / Liam Fouhy (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R2 It was alright, a bit slippy, but it was all alright. 105. Bart Lang (GBR) / Sinclair Young (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 I have to say that my team did an amazing job yesterday, I didn't plan on giving them that much work. We are still suffering from a missfire.
Sunday 10:46 - Rally GB SS21
86. Alex Laffey (GBR) / Patrick Walsh (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R5 It felt fast! 92. Steve Rokland (NOR) / Dai Roberts (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Just taking it so steady, no point to push. 93. James Williams (GBR) / Tom Woodburn (GBR) - Opel Adam R2 That was awesome. Even though we've got problems it was so much fun to see the fans out there and the jump at the finish. 104. Alex Waterman (GBR) / Harry Thomas (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2T Very different. Strange to be back on tarmac but good fun. Just get to the finish. 101. Finlay Retson (GBR) / Tom Hynd (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 A good stage. First time I've been on a full tarmac stage on gravel setup so it was nice to have the car sliding about, loved it. 100. Jordan Reynolds (GBR) / Peredur Davies (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 Lots of slides, the tyres don't like it at all. Enjoyable. The jump is huge, I didn't expect it to be that big. 108. Jonathan Mulholland (GBR) / Jeff Case (IRL) - Ford Fiesta R2 It wasn't that bad. There was more grip than I thought there was. It would be a good stage with a tarmac car. It's like a faster Tor Head on the Ulster Rally 107. Nabila Tejpar (GBR) / Richard Bliss (GBR) - Peugeot 208 R2 Not bad. 96. Kevin Horgan (IRL) / Liam Fouhy (IRL) - Skoda Fabia R2 The jump was nasty enough but it was nice. 105. Bart Lang (GBR) / Sinclair Young (GBR) - Ford Fiesta R2 That's mega fun. I just put a bit of a show on. It's wicked fun. Brilliant fun.

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