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trackrod16-201BTRDA Rally Challenge contender George Morrison had the perfect end to his season by taking third in the 1400C class on the final round of the series, Trackrod Rally Yorkshire.  Morrison had a trouble free run in his MG ZR to score his best result of the season and provisionally take the final podium spot in the championship.

Morrison with co-driver Jon Quintrell have enjoyed a confidence boosting season in the mixed surface championship and his solid bag of points have already awarded him the Class 2 spoils in the series. Tackling both asphalt and gravel surface events, Morrison has piloted the MG through some of the toughest events in the British rally calendar as the season reaches its climax in the Yorkshire forests.

After Morrison’s last outing in August on the sealed surface Tyneside Stages, the Cottesmore ace would understandably have to ease into the super quick gravel roads of Dalby. But the HM Forces Mechanic found himself on the edge of the podium spot in fourth after the opening test and he showed no sign of needing to gain confidence as he edged back into a loose surface in the MG.

Just one stage later, Morrison vaulted into the top three in the 1400C class and headed into the mid-point service halt with comfortable cushion over his chasing rivals. As the stage miles passed, Morrison’s confidence grew and he enjoyed a trouble free run over the final stages to take his best result of the year.

“It just all seemed to come together for us this weekend and everything went perfectly” said Morrison.  “After an early scare on Friday when our tow vehicle broke, we thought lady luck was on holiday again but our times on the stages were really positive and to take a podium on the final round of the championship makes this season all worthwhile”.

His result could have ramifications in the BTRDA Rally Challenge too. “We need to wait for the organisers to confirm the points on the event but we think we may have snatched third overall in the series too. That would have been unthinkable at the start of the year, we have overcome many difficulties along the way and it would be a perfect end to the season. Either way, I have to say a huge thanks to the team and sponsors for all their hard work. Also thanks to Jon who has completed he first year in the sport and really has picked everything up so quickly. It’s been a fantastic year.”

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

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