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GeorgeMorrisonInActionPR2After a delayed start to his NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge (NGKBRCC) comeback, George Morrison will head to Cumbria next weekend to contest the Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation Rally.  With the season opener Rally North Wales cancelled due to the icy conditions in the Welsh forests at the beginning of April, Morrison is keen to fight for RC2 class honours in his newly developed Peugeot 205.

The event takes place in and around the infamous Kielder forest complex and Morrison achieved a creditable third in class during his last outing on the event in 2010.  Since then, his reliable Peugeot has been subject to some development work which will mean an improvement on his last result is certainly on the cards for the 35 year old from Bilsthorpe, Newark.

“I really enjoy this rally and it’s great that is has now become the first round in the championship” said George.  “The nature of the gravel roads in the complex is like no other in the UK and provides a very unique challenge which means it’s going to be more important than ever to trust exactly what my co-driver is telling me.  I’ve had a lengthy sabbatical since my last event so it will be great to get back behind the wheel again.”

Richard Hortin joins Morrison as co-driver for the event and brings many years experience to the team. Hortin, from Gordon in Berwickshire has competed in the Kielder complex on numerous occasions and will be able provide a little local knowledge as they tackle some of the most treacherous stages in the country.

The Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation Rally starts in Carlisle city centre on Saturday 5th May and will see the NGKBRCC competitors tackle over 50 stage miles in and around the Northumberland National Park forestry roads before returning to the finish ramp at around 6pm that evening.

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