2019 Rally Challenge Dates Announced

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Governing body, Motorsport UK have given final approval for the Rally Challenge calendar which in 2019 will include some very high profile events.

After speaking to contenders who took part in the National section of the Wales Rally GB, promoters Maesteg and District Motor Club decided to approach the Organisers of the World Rally Championship event to ask if it may be a part of the 2019 Championship.

It was agreed for every section of the event to be included. Although we naturally won’t be seeing World Rally Stars on local Clubman rallies, the agreement gives Challenge organisers the opportunity to approach high profile rally teams to carry FMP / Wales Air Ambulance Stickers on the October event in order to promote the Charity.

We are delighted to announce that the Rali Bae Ceredigion which is scheduled to take place in September is a qualifying round. This will be a historic occasion with closed public roads in the Aberystwyth area being used for the first time. The ‘FMP’ is currently the only Championship to be associated with the event.

Championship Regulations and Registration Form are now available at the bottom of the home page.

FMP Rally Challenge Awards Dinner

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Maesteg and District Motor Club will be hosting the Rally Challenge Awards Night on Saturday 9th February 2019 at The Grove Golf Club near Porthcawl.

The price per ticket is £20 and may be paid by using PayPal to the e mail address rallychallenge@live.co.uk   or is payable by cheque to Maesteg DMC. (E mail for address details). Telephone Lou on 07966 162774.

Enquiries to rallychallenge@live.co.uk     There is ample accommodation in the Porthcawl area.




Chef’s own homemade soup of the day
Grove house pate with herb ciabata bread and red onion marmalade
Prawn cocktail and malted granary bread with a Marie Rose sauce  dip


Roast prime British beef, Yorkshire pudding and horseradish sauce or
Bronzed turkey with bacon curls and sage and onion stuffing
fillet of salmon served with cream and white wine sauce or
Baked vegetable Wellington (v)

All served with a selection of freshly cooked vegetables
roast and boiled potatoes with Chef’s own gravy


Raspberry roulade or
Chocolate fudge cake or
Mario’s ice cream
Served with freshly brewed tea or coffee
South Cornelly, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF33 4RP


FMP Lads on the Wales GB

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A number of FMP Contenders brought their season to a close by competing in the National section of the Wales Rally GB. The most successful crew was Robert Bradley / Kevin Booth with a Top 20 finish and Class victory in their Escort MK2.  Rob commented, ‘The atmosphere on the stages was fantastic with flag waving fans from all over the world cheering us on to our best result this year’. Read More

New Sponsor for FMP Rally Challenge at Pembrey

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Carmarthen Motor Club has secured a new sponsor for the finale to the FMP Rally Challenge at Pembrey. The Morgan family who run Fairfield Motorsport and Merlin Wonders Tours have given their support to what was formerly the Peter Lloyd Stages. The event is to be known as the Fairfield Merlin Stages Rally. Click here for the  regulations. Read More

Melvyn Takes Historic Victory

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Challenge contender Melvyn Evans has made Motorsport history by taking victory on the Corbeau Seats Rally held in the Tendring and Clacton area. Seeded at Car 1 made him the first driver to compete on a Rally held on closed public roads thanks to new legislation for England and Wales. Read More

FMP Awards Night 2018

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The FMP Rally Challenge Awards for 2017 were presented at the Maesteg and District Motor Club Annual Dinner on February 10th . Recipients traveled from as far afield as Blackpool, Somerset and Devon to the function at the Grove Golf Club, Porthcawl. Read More