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Daily Archives: June 2nd, 2013

Local lad Ross Hunter and co-driver Gary White used all of their skill and home event knowledge to record victory on round two of the NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge, the Jim Clark Rally, this weekend in the Scottish Borders.

Hunter, who hails from St Boswell, ten miles to the south west of the event’s base, inherited the lead when last year’s series champions Richard Sykes and Simon Taylor left the road at speed after running wide into a ditch.  Whilst the incident removed a day long battle from the equation, the lead and win was well earned with the Borderer setting fastest times on four of the events stages. Read More »

jcmreivers13 (5)With a tight schedule to get to France we didn’t get much chance to enjoy the Jim Clark Reivers Rally but what we saw on the Bothwell stages was more than enough. Through those two stages Euan Thorburn & Paul Beaton (Focus WRC) were fastest on one stage with David Bogie & Kevin Rae (Focus WRC) fastest on the other. Thorburn led and with fastest time on the next two stages to Bogie’s 1, he held a small lead. More fastest stage times saw this extended out to a 20 second lead ahead of the final stage before disaster struck. Thorburn had issues and dropped half a minute as Bogie set his 3rd fastest stage of the event to take victory by 10 seconds. Barry Groundwater & Neil Shanks (Evo VIII) were third almost 2 minutes back with Steve Bannister & Louise Sutherland (Escort MkII) the top 2WD crew. Read More »

Newby-02Carnforth teenager Arron Newby bounced back from his recent disappointment of retiring from the Manx National Rally with another superb performance to take a top seven placing on this weekend’s Jim Clark National Rally.

Contesting the latest round of the REIS Get Connected MSA Asphalt Rally Championship on the closed public roads around the Scottish borders, the 18-year-old Lancastrian battled against tricky damp conditions and the more powerful cars to claim a class win in the Pirelli-sponsored and TEG Sport -prepared Subaru Impreza. Read More »

Jukka Korhonen and Marko Salminen dispelled any doubts over their asphalt ability by hanging on for a two second victory on the Jim Clark Rally, round two of the MSA British Rally Championship.

Their overnight lead remained intact when Saturday’s first damp and slippery stage was cancelled on safety grounds, but a spin on stage eight saw him drop within the grasp of the chasing pack, headed at that point by Tom Cave & Ieuan Thomas. Read More »