The number of local crews competing in the National rally this year is down as the move from November to September means the rally falls into the domestic rallying
season with the Welsh National Rally Championship, The British Trial and Rally Drivers Association (BTRDA) and the British Rally Championships yet to finish.
performed image magic on Ford's Escort in the 1970s, and Peugeot's 205, Audi's 80 and Lancia's Delta in the 1980s.
And Manvir entered his name in the annals of rallying
artistry for being the first non-South African to win its ARC round better known as the York Rally (formerly Sasol Rally).
Abdullah al Rawahi, a 21 year old, is the latest rally driver from Oman, who has decided to make an earnest attempt to make a mark in rallying
and his latest performance at the world-famous Cyprus Rally recently is sure to give him a boost ahead of other rallies this season.
Evans, whose dad Gwyndaf Evans competed in the World Rally Championship (WRC), will join forces with another son of a famous rallying
father - Finnish sensation Max Vatanen - in DMACK's twopronged assault.
Leader Several road and single venue rallies followed with him co-driving for successful clubman drivers taking numerous ANWCC class winner trophies until in 1998, Gareth competed alongside David Muir from Somerset on one of his first forestry stage rallies, the Cambrian Rally, and was quickly hooked on gravel-surfaced rallying
, the partnership going on to do more events and recording top-place finishes.
While Jimmy was enjoying his rally success, it soon became evident there was a new McRae on the rallying
scene in the shape of son Colin.
In the glamorous world of rallying
, you often see a pounds 5m-a-year star under the bonnet of his car with a spanner as, unlike in Formula One, the ability to make running repairs is just as important to a driver as being able to left-foot brake or hand-brake turn.
This rally has been one of the most tense and tough event in my rallying
debut was not a memorable one as mechanical issues forced me and my co-driver, Zakariya al Aufi, to quit the race.
In the Network Q National Rally which runs behind the international event there are a number of Welsh hopefuls among them Rory Jones from Penmaenmawr and co-driver Tom Hughes in an MG ZR and while hoping for a top three class result Rory says their main aim is to enjoy the event after an almost year long lay off from rallying
The Pirelli Star Driver 2010 then took an incredible 16th place overall at the WRC Rally De France, a major achievement after just five years of rallying
. Heading up the Welsh entries in the national category are Rhuddlan's Luke Francis, 21 and the very experienced co-driver John Roberts of Colwyn Bay in the Bob Francis Crane Hire backed Mitsubishi Evo 9.