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Venue to Launch Summer 2021

The Motorsport Lounge family have been working their socks off during lockdown, scrubbing, painting, building, designing and more recently as lockdown rules eased – supporting other local businesses buying up interesting and vintage furniture for the upstairs venue. “I am creating a venue that I would want to visit as a motorsport competitor, Band member and someone who enjoys going to a nice place for a drink. Me and Sally (with the help of some brilliant volunteers) have given it our all to create a classy, unique and interesting space which locals and tourists can visit and enjoy. The décor is everything from my daughter, Jade’s old carbon fire bonnet from her Subaru Rally Car to a WRC wing from a WRC Toyota. We have a comfortable lounge like feel with sofas and quirky Castrol Oil Fuel lights and barrels as tables.” The Motorsport Lounge will be a fully Covid Secure and will only abide by local guidelines. The venue will be suitable for local bands to play, music classes, conferences, car club meets, a party venue or just a place for friends who want to meet for a drink and have a go at a “open mic nights”. If you’re interested in hiring our venue, our diary is now open. Please contact Sally on 01492 875991. The Motorsport Lounge will be open for pre-booked events only from Summer 2021. Book your event now and follow us on social media on @themotorsportlounge for live updates.

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Steve has his best season yet.

Steve Hopewell has campaigned the GroupB Motorsport BDX Escort in the 2018 BTRDA Championship alongside selected Tarmac rallies in a 2 litre Duratec Escort. Steve was victorious in the 2 litre category and 1st 2 wheel drive car home during 2018 to cap off his best season in rallying to date. For 2019 Steve has plans to campaign a 2.5 Escort and try out a period specification Historic Escort.  

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Jade wins her class

In 2018 Jade has campaigned the GroupB Motorsport Subaru Impreza in the Welsh Tarmac Championship. JP has won the Class 7 category Junior title to date and more titles look likely. Jade has also become an ambassador for Clogau Gold and Network She and was the star of a recent BBC documentary.  

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Dave was so close!

Dave Paveley had one rally outing in 2018 and was 2nd overall on the Gareth Hall Memorial rally, 1 second off first! Dave competed in his Group B maintained Mitsubishi Evo 3. A great result DP.  

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Toyota GT86 Race Car

Watch this space for news on the latest creation from GroupB Motorsport, and yes it is fast! Email; sales@groupbmotorsport.com

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David Paveley and Richard Jones bag first place

CONGRATULATIONS to David Paveley and Richard Jones for coming first overall at The Gareth Hall Memorial Rally at Trawsfynydd on Sunday 13th August.   David and Richard were in North Wales Honda Mitsubishi Evo 3 which is maintained, mapped and serviced by GroupB Motorsport.  

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Jade Paveley to compete in the Lee Holland Rally at Anglesey, Sunday 19th March

The 19th March 2017 sees the exciting return to competition of North Wales’ leading female rally driver, Jade Paveley. The 23 year old former racing driver will compete this weekend at Anglesey Race Circuit, who play host to a counting round of the Michelin MSV National Rally Championship. Jade will compete in the GroupB Motorsport prepared and North Wales Honda sponsored Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, with Sarah Edwards in the Co Drivers seat. “We had a great test last week in the Mitsubishi, with rain in the morning before drying up over the course of 3 hours, which means I was able to experience wet handling through to flat out 5th gear corners in the dry, which is a drivers dream for a test. I am really excited to be back on the rally stages as I have had quite a lay off while GroupB Motorsport build my new Subaru Rally car, which is going to be fantastic”. Jade is looking for sponsors to not only have their company name on the rally car but to also work with the commercial opportunities that Jade creates with her unique skills and business partners. For further details contact Jade at jadepaveleyracing on Facebook.

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Press Release – Jade Paveley breaks new ground and wins at first attempt

Jade Paveley breaks new ground and wins at first attempt. The Mewla Rally over the Mid Wales Epynt military ranges was took place over the August bank holiday weekend in mixed weather conditions and saw the GroupB Motorsport rally driver win yet another award. The 22 year old North Wales Honda Sales executive drove the GroupB Motorsport prepared Subaru Impreza to a first in class award over the very fast and demanding military test ground roads. The infamous venue well known for catching out many famous names by the nature of the multiple blind crests that hide tight corners again proved the ability of the North Wales based driver as tackling the event for the first time, and on pace notes for the first time netted a prestigious class award. The Ravanol lubricants, North Wales Honda sponsored car literally flew over the many crests, while many crews retired stuck off the road or even literally up in the trees! “This was my biggest rally challenge yet” commented Jade, “I was in safe hands with Kenny Owen as my co-driver who has vast experience of this event. I have never had to work this hard on a motorsport event before.  If you relaxed for 1 second you would be off the road. We actually maxed out in 6th gear a few times, which on these roads was pretty crazy, you can’t compare this to the racing I have done were you can see an apex and plan you exit lines. Epynt […]

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GroupB Motorsport relocates to purpose built facility

GroupB Motorsport has moved to its new location on Station Road, Deeside, known as Bluebridge, Queensferry. The new location was previously a Ford/Suzuki dealership and was many years ago the home to the infamous Quicks Ford Rally Team. The new facility has undergone a major overhaul so that our customers have access to the latest technology and a greater visibility of the work taking place to their vehicles. Within Group B Motorsport we now have a dedicated service area, separate engine dyno cell a dedicated machine shop and purpose built Rolling Road department and engine build room. Moving to a former Ford retail and service site, means that we now benefit from a showroom, which will allow us to retail classic road, race and rally cars as well as modern performance and sports cars as well as to store long term service cars in a safe and dry environment. Richard Edwards will be responsible for our new Mazda Heritage business which we will release more details about in October 2014. Engine design and development will be headed up by Graham Hickman who brings 30 years of experience from Formula 1 engines to historic BDA engines. Dwayne Aislabie will continue to head up Mazda service and our team of 3 service technicians will continue to deliver a high standard of service and restoration work. We look forward to seeing you soon at our new home, where we promise to deliver the best standard of service available for your car.

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GroupB Motorsport prepares for the Cambrian Rally with Gwyndaf Evans

GroupB Motorsport attended the Cambrian Press day last week with Gwyndaf Evans and Dales Furniss who are going to compete on the 18th of October in a BDX MK2 Escort in replica Eaton Yale livery. The fomer British Rally Champion , Gwyndaf, put the Escort through it’s paces for the first time in Llyn Brenig – and pleased the crowds by having former Co-Driver and Rallio Presenter Howard Davies along side Gwyndaf for “old times sake”. Following the Press Day, GroupB Motorsport moved onto the Sweet Lamb complex to test the latest Pirelli Tyres on the historic MK2 Escort and do the final checks on the Graham Hickman built BDX Engine. Check out the test on youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSCl2ADQdWA

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