The Prestone MSA British Rally Championship is ready to burst back onto some of the world’s best rallying stages with another action-packed year of competition ahead following its highly successful reincarnation last year. The BRC is well-known for being the premier proving ground for young rallying talent, and further history is set to be made on the seven-round series in 2017.
2016 witnessed a stellar performance by Elfyn Evans in a DMACK-backed Ford Fiesta R5. The Welshman put on a dominant display to clinch the title on the Ulster Rally – 20 years after his father Gwyndaf lifted the same trophy on the same event. The 28-year-old’s success story fired him back into an FIA World Rally Championship seat and upon his return, the DMACK World Rally Team driver set fastest stage times on the Monte Carlo Rally to put him back amongst the world’s best. Continue reading British Rally Championship continues to be number one proving ground for WRC→
Three drivers will represent the MSA British Rally Championship at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed: Jukka Korhonen, Ruary Macleod and Chris Ingram are taking to the rally stage at the world famous event.
The invitation-only event attracts upwards of 100,000 spectators every year and while the asphalt ribbon that makes up the hill climb course is best known, the rally stage has become an established part of the show in recent years.
Last year’s BRC invitations came on the back of their class and overall victories on the championship’s opening event, Rallye Sunseeker International. But since the Poole-based rally now forms the season finale, the organisers of this and the Goodwood Rally Stage, Southern Car Club, have chosen the three as noteworthy in the series.
Citroën DS3 pilot Korhonen leads the championship, while Fiesta man MacLeod is the latest to receive a Pirelli Star Driver nomination at the recent RSAC Scottish Rally. 2012 Racing Steps Foundation MSA Young Driver of the Year Chris Ingram is the youngest of the three, having celebrated his 19th birthday just three days ago – belated happy birthday Chris!
Once again, the BRC crews will share the service area with the slightly older International Rally Drivers Club. Formed in 1969, the club continues to enhance communication between those involved in the sport and to promote, advance and protect national and international rallying in the interests of competitors and organisers.
Beginning with Thursday’s Moving Motor Show, the Festival-proper kicks off on Friday 12th July, with three days of action at the famous West Sussex venue. For more information and tickets visit www.goodwood.co.uk/festival-of-speed.
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The phrase “win on Sunday, sell on Monday” has never been truer than for Welsh Ford dealer, Elfyn Evans, who is currently leading the British Rally Championship, with three back-to-back class victories in his Ford Fiesta R2 rally car.
As the 2010 Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship reaches its first asphalt event in the guise of the Jim Clark International Rally this weekend, it is a somewhat surprised Jonny Greer and Dai Roberts who lead the series.
The Northern Irish driver and Welsh co-driver scored their best ever result on last month’s Pirelli Rally after a gearbox scare on Friday night. As an added family bonus, his co-driver Dai was joined by brother Gareth on the podium, as far as anyone can remember the first co-driving brothers to share the champagne on a BRC event. Continue reading All change for asphalt in BRC→