Yet another team has registered for the 2012 MSA British Rally Championship’s BRC Teams Cup, making a total of six battling it out for the prestigious title.
Davies Motorsport Services will run a two-car Citroën DS3 R3 team, the cars piloted by an all Welsh cast of Osian Pryce/Iestyn Williams and Tom Cave/Craig Parry. The Welshpool-based outfit should be fresher than any other for Bulldog Rally North Wales, their workshops less than a mile across the fields from Rally HQ.
But it will be the team’s experience along with two talented crews that should pay dividends; team boss Andy Davies having worked for the Subaru World Rally Team as WRC Champion Petter Solberg’s leading technician.
The team will fight it out with fellow Welsh team AVS Motorsport, Ford Junior Team Finland, Cumbria’s M-Sport Ford and Lancashire-based Pirelli TEG Sport; although Callum Black’s spectacular roll and subsequent fire on round one will probably count out the Millers Oils 586 Team from the fray.
Currently leading the fight, atop an all Ford top three, is M-Sport Ford, with the Finns second and AVS third. Pirelli TEG Sport is fourth with Black’s non score putting him fifth, but as only the highest placed crew scores for the BRC Teams Cup; it is still anyone’s title.
Bulldog International Rally of North Wales’ registered teams and nominated crews:
AVS Motorsport: Matt COTTON/Glyn THOMAS & Gethin JONES/Kevin DEVINE
Davies Motorsport Services: Tom CAVE/Craig PARRY & Osian PRYCE/Iestyn WILLIAMS
Ford Junior Team Finland: Jussi KUMPUMÄKI/Jani SALO & Niko NIEMINEN/Pasi HAATAJA
M-Sport Ford: Elfyn EVANS/Andrew EDWARDS & Alistair FISHER/Daniel BARRITT
Pirelli TEG Sport: Jukka KORHONEN/Mikael KORHONEN & Arron NEWBY/Julian WILKINSON
For more information on the MSA British Rally Championship visit www.rallybrc.co.uk.