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Author Archives: NatalieJo

The Corinium Stages 2019

After the Tour of Caerwent in March 2018 I had finished enough events as a driver and collected enough signatures on my MSA upgrade card to apply for a National A rally license.  I did this with great glee and was very pleased to receive the new license.  The Corinium stages which is run at … Continue reading »

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PokerStars 2018 – a more successful trip to the Isle of Man

After the disappointment of not getting to the start of the Manx National in May 2018 we decided to try again on the PokerStars rally in November. This time we entered in the blue Peugeot 205, with me in the co-drivers seat and my Dad driving. Our previous trips to the island have prepared me … Continue reading »

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Galway Summer Rally 2018

It had been 18 months since the blue Peugeot 205 XS (Betsy) had been out on a rally. The last event being the Hall Trophy rally in November 2016. She has been modified to compete in Ireland and the Galway summer rally was both mine and her first event over there. There were three stages, … Continue reading »

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Red Car. The highs and the lows.

Since the Red Car’s completion last summer we have entered five rallies in it. Three of them with me as the driver and two with my dad as the driver. Of the five rallies entered only three were finished…the ones with me as driver. My dad is now starting to take this personally. The red … Continue reading »

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Tour of Caerwent 2018

The Tour of Caerwent fitted quite nicely into my rallying plans for this year and is only an hours travel from home, so was a good choice for my third event as a driver. Before submitting my entry I watched some YouTube video’s from previous years and was pretty excited at the idea of doing … Continue reading »

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JRT Enville Stages and Hall Trophy Rally 2017

I’m pleased to say I’ve now driven in two rallies and not been last in either. On the Enville Stages rally at Anglesey Circuit in July I was seeded 64 and was happy to finish 48th overall and 19th in class C. I learnt that I need to be more consistent with speed and braking … Continue reading »

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A day at Rally School

On 18th June I spent the day at Phil Price Rally school doing an intensive 1 day course and my BARS test. It was an early start from my house to get to the rally school for 8:30am. The course started with Phil giving an introduction to rallying. He talked through all the basics including … Continue reading »

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A plan for 2017

This year I’m planning to do the BARS course and test so that I can get my novice drivers license. I have already purchased a ‘Go Rallying’ pack and now need to learn how to be a rally driver…not a small task!

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Solway Coast Rally 2016, PokerStars Rally 2016 and Hall Trophy Rally 2016

We competed in 3 rallies in the second half of 2016. The first of these, the Solway Coast rally in August was great fun. We had an early start and a long drive up to Kirkcudbright for the event, but we agreed it was worth it. The stages were brilliant and the car went well. … Continue reading »

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Manx National 2016

I was very excited to return to the Isle of Man, having had such a good time competing in the Pokerstars Rally in November 2015. We had spent a while before leaving going over the route to see which parts we already had pacenotes for and made these into a booklet in preparation for the … Continue reading »

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