ABOUT

The 2014 Defender Challenge, a one-make rally series operated by Bowler Motorsport, is designed to provide a controlled and cost effective route for entrants to sample different rally disciplines, and ultimately prepare them for rally raid competitions such as the Dakar and the Africa Race. The Defender Challenge is managed by Bowler Motorsport, supported by Land Rover and regulated by the MSA.

CHALLENGE SCHEDULE



2nd March: Mid Wales Stages, Newtown, Wales

12th April; Somerset Stages Minehead, Somerset

7th June: Dukeries Rally Southwell, Nottinghamshire

19th/20th July: Welsh Hill Rally Walters Arena, Swansea

30th August: Woodpecker Stages Ludlow, Shropshire

18th/19th October: Cambrian Rally, North Wales

22nd/23rd November: Borders Hill Rally Dumfries, Scotland

It was fantastic, back to grass-roots racing.

Edd Cobley

Round One Winner, 2014 Defender Challenge

BOWLER DEFENDER CHALLENGE CAR SPECIFICATION

RESULTS

Drivers Round 1 Round 2 Round 3  Round 4  Round 5  Round 6 Round 7 Total Points Championship Position
Edd Cobley 21 0
21 21
21


84
1
Damien Taft 16 16 11 9
11


63
3
Wicklow / Armstrong 11 9
8
0
0


28
7
Stephen Richards 10 7 7 0
9


33
5
Richard Haywood 1 8 10 10
0


29 6
Race2Recovery 0
21 16
16
16


69
2
Rob Harford 0
11 0
0
0


11
8
Matt Mills 0
10 9 8
8


35
4
Drew Bowler / Mathew Lister 0
0
0
0
10


10
9

COVERAGE

LAND ROVER AND BOWLER SIGN FORMAL BRAND PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

Source: Land Rover News

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LAND ROVER ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF 'DEFENDER CHALLENGE BY BOWLER' ONE-MAKE RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

Source: Land Rover News

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LAND ROVER'S DEFENDER CHALLENGE APPEALS TO ARMCHAIR ADVENTURERS

Source: Autocar

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FIRST DRIVE: RACING LAND ROVER DEFENDER

Source: TopGear

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