In Motorsport News this week, we look at the latest news surrounding Wales Rally GB. The event has now been officially cancelled, but we look at the trouble this presents for the future of the 2020 World Rally Championship. More details will follow in our next issue, too, on June 17.
Reporter Luke Barry looks back at what used to be a staple of the national rally line-up: the one-make series. There is only one of them remaining in the current landscape, and Barry tells us why they all disappeared.
Our victim in the Motorsport News hot seat this week, the man tasked with tackling the MN readers’ questions, is World Rally Championship-winning co-driver Robert Reid. He tells us of some of his greatest moments in rallying, all about his relationship with Richard Burns and his hopes for the future of UK success on the global scene.
We also trace the history of one of Britain’s most successful race operations, Team Parker Racing. The sportscar and saloon car team has climbed from humble beginnings in Nuneaton to become a powerhouse in the UK scene, and we find out how.
Historics editor Paul Lawrence runs the rule over the Porsche 911 2.0L series, which has grown from a one-off race at Goodwood into one of the most popular pan-European categories.
Graham Keilloh catches up with up-and-coming single-seater racer Ayrton Simmons, who has a lofty name to live up to. He tells us about his plans for 2020, when he will tackle the Euroformula Open category, and build on the success he has enjoyed on the nursery slopes.
Elsewhere, we reflect on the 1990 Canadian Grand Prix, when Gerhard Berger’s win was expunged from the record books and our BTCC champion columnist Andrew Jordan speaks to us about his love for historic motorsport.