RALLY co-driver Keaton Williams finally got some action under his belt in Italy at the Rally Di Alba recently.

Williams, who lives near Leominster, was alongside Josh McErlean in the Motorsport Ireland & Hyundai Motorsport & Woodlands backed Hyundai i20 R5.

The Cherasco-based event offered 102 kilometres of racing with three loops of three stages.

The duo had an excellent run apart from a very small technical problem on the dry asphalt and set some consistent times getting quicker over every loop, and were pleased to finish 17th overall.

Williams said: "We've a good clean run, this is the first dry asphalt rally we've done, and it's all about building our experience, when you looked at the entry list it was extremely strong.

"If you take off the 50 seconds road penalty we would have been 14th."

Meanwhile, St Weonards haulage contractor Roger Matthews took second place in the rally car class at Witney Motor Clubs annual Autocross at Jimmy's Farm.

Over 50 entries were received for the three timed runs over the course with the fastest time counting.

This was Matthews' first outing since last November's RAC Rally and he soon got in the groove improving his time on every heat.

With no forestry rallying at the moment, autocross has become very popular and Matthews will attempt the Green Belt Motor Club meeting next.