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Alternative Sports in Sunderland

Football is a major passion of the north east, and with Euro 2016 it will seem the world’s gone football crazy. If football is not your thing here are some alternative sports in Sunderland to try.

Posted in: Entertainment | North East | Out and about | Sport | Student Life | Sunderland

The opening round of the 2016 MSA British Rally Championship takes place in Newtown. Using stages that form an integral part of Wales Rally GB, the World Rally Championship round this will prove to be a real test to the start of everyone’s campaign. Starting on Saturday night with two stages in the dark, this is no gentle bed into the new rallying season. Osian Pryce gives an insight to the stages; “the stages are familiar because of Rally GB but the likes of Pikes Peak, up by the wind farms is quite something. It is a couple of things, it is so steep you don’t think you are going that fast and then the road is SO wide that you feel you can showboat or play around. All of that costs you time, you have to very much stick to the line.” “As the trees and markers are so far away from the road, you don’t get a sensation of speed. That is until you arrive at a slow section and you need two feet on the brake pedal to slow you down!” “All of the stages here are special. Hafren is an all time classic; really tight in places, really fast in others but it can have a greasy surface that you have to watch. Mid-Wales is going to really start BRC for 2016.”

British Rally Championship 2016 Gets Underway

The weekend seen the Mid Wales stages get underway with Driver Alex Laffey and co-driver Andrew Roughead commencing their championship in the u-student sponsored Ford Fiesta R5 backed by CA1 Sport.

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u-student rally driver Alex Laffey has one eye on title

Fourth in the MSA Asphalt Rally Championship despite being plagued by car problems at his last event, Alex Laffey is hoping for an even stronger second half to the season.

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u-student rally driver Alex Laffey on his solid start to the season

Already two events into this year's rally season, Alex Laffey reflects on a solid start which saw him finish 8th in last month's Manx National Rally.

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