The FMP Rally Challenge, which is open to members of all Motorsport UK registered Motor Clubs, was created in 2013 to support Wales Air Ambulance and thanks to the generosity of competitors and spectators the charity has benefited on average by over £1000 per year.
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Points following Round 11 – The Wales Rally GB
Gardener Moves up to Second and Gravel Champion Position.
Mains Stays on Top for Hat Trick Title Bid
Titles still to be decided at the season finale, The Fairfield Merlin Stages.
Yet again the FMP title is undecided as the season finale takes place at Pembrey on Sunday 20th October. Perry Gardener has the FMP Gravel Champion title sewn up after moving up to second overall following the WRGB, (Pending provisional results being made final), and the Tarmac title will go down to the wire at the Welsh Motorsport Centre.
PLEASE NOTE: On Saturday 5th October just 8 spaces were left for this event. For list of awards and prize money please see the regulations accessible via the black panel on the bottom of the website home page.
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Wales Rally GB Preview
As the deadline to enter draws to a close, 15 contenders are to take part in Round 11 of the FMP Rally Challenge, the Wales Rally GB. With entries received for both the International and National sections of the event, (Believed to be the first time that a Championship has been included in both), good results may see BTRDA crews from all over the UK who usually compete on gravel surfaces, converge on Pembrey for the final showdown. Already confirmed for the WRGB are the title favourites in the co-drivers category, 19 year old Port Talbot MC member Rhys Stoneman, who currently leads, with 5th placed Perry Gardener in a Fiesta. A close second is Maesteg and District Motor Club’s Arwel Jenkins who competes with Baz Jordan in a Hillman Avenger.
Despite missing out on a comfortable class win on the Clare Stages in Ireland when a herd of cows blocked the stage, current ‘FMP’ leader Will Mains from Llandysul has taken the lead in the Drivers Category. The Fairfield Merlin Stages at Pembery takes place on October 20th and is organised by Carmarthen Motor Club.
Points Update Following Overseas Events including Clare Stages, Ireland and Escort Rally Special, Belgium
Mains Takes the Drivers Lead.
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Pictured right: Will Mains on Epynt
Motor Sports Council National Court Ruling
In a sitting of the above court on Tuesday 5th March 2019, Case No. J2019/02 regarding Mr. Paul Bird, it was ruled that he should be removed from the results of the Rallynuts Stages 2018. This was due to his refusal to provide a sample for a doping test. Mr. Bird was not a registered contender of the FMP Rally Challenge and his removal from the results does not affect any award winning positions in the ‘FMP’. Motorsport UK have been made aware of this fact.
FMP Rally Challenge Co-ordinator.