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George_Morrison_inactionCottesmore rally ace George Morrison heads to the final round of the BTRDA Rally Challenge this weekend as he returns to the forests for the season finale’ Rally Yorkshire.

After contesting the mixed surface championship throughout the season, Morrison has already taken the Class 2 spoils in his 1400cc MG and will look to end the season with another solid points haul to lift him from fifth in the overall standings.

With several events in the series offering a first-time visit for Morrison, the HM Forces Mechanic has had to adapt quickly to the new events in the championship on both gravel and asphalt surfaces. Co-driver Jon Quintrell is enjoying his inaugural season in the sport and the duo have been pleased with their progress in 2016.

Now, the championship draws to a close in the Yorkshire forests and Morrison is looking forward to ending the year on a high. “Aside from our non-finish on the Nicky Grist Stages in the summer we have had a pretty good run of form this year” says Morrison.  “We have managed to finish all the other events we have contested, including the notoriously difficult Manx Rally so hopefully we can emulate that this weekend.”

Morrison last competed on Rally Yorkshire back in 2010 as part of the BRC Challenge and will be pleased if he can equal his result of third in class from that year.  “The stages are incredibly fast in Dalby forest and that doesn’t really suit the MG but it more than makes up for it in its handling and braking capabilities.  It would be nice to think we can be fighting for a class podium on my return to the event and as we have already won our class in the BTRDA Challenge, the pressure is off a little.”

But there is a championship podium at stake for Morrison as well. “The final positions in the overall BTRDA Challenge are still open wide so would be nice to see if we can try and make it onto the podium too. That would be a great achievement considering the pedigree of the guys ahead of us so we will be keeping one eye on the leader board at the weekend too”.

Morrison is backed this year by SMR Detailing and AB Motorsport.

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