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Jukka Korhonen and Marko Salminen finished the final stage of the Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation Rally 42.5 seconds clear of the chasing pack, making the 29 year old the first Finn to win a round of the MSA British Rally Championship since Jari-Matti Latvala ten year ago.

The pair led from start to finish in their Citroën DS3 R3T, building a lead of around a minute before easing off on Sunday when Alastair Fisher/Gordon Noble’s early challenge was curtailed by a puncture on Saturday’s fifth stage.

The victory was a smooth one; car and team working seamlessly on the eighty mile event, with Korhonen admitting that he had speed to spare if needed. With the win comes a maximum points haul towards a championship title that he had vowed to win as long ago as last year – so far, so good. Read More »

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MSA BRITISH MANUFACTURERS RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
This year’s MSA British Manufacturers’ title is a three-way battle between the brands: Citroën, Renault and Ford. Scores towards the title are calculated from the two leading cars from each of the manufacturers.

With Citroën DS3 drivers Keith Cronin scoring his third victory of the season and Osian Pryce claiming his first ever BRC podium with an excellent third place, it means that Citroën UK has extended its lead in the manufacturer’s championship and currently stands on 183 points. Elfyn Evans’ stunning second place in his Ford Fiesta R2, coupled with Matthew Cathcart’s impressive sixth in his similar car, sees Ford Motor Company consolidate its second place on 151 points, whilst the lone finisher for Renault UK Garry Pearson means that they remain third on 133. Read More »

Tricky conditions greeted competitors for round five of the 2012 British Rally Championship but despite mixed fortunes for both drivers, the Pirelli TEG Sport Team left the Toddsleap International Rally Northern Ireland in a positive mood.

Continuing his excellent run of results which saw him win two more rallies outright during the break in the BRC calendar, 17-year-old Arron Newby claimed a deserved 13th overall in the Pirelli TEG Sport Team’s Robert Wiseman Dairies-sponsored Skoda Fabia R2. Read More »

MSA British Rally Championship competitors will not only be battling for overall positions when they congregate in Antrim for round five of the six-round 2012 season – the Todds Leap International Rally NI – held this Friday and Saturday. Some will also be fighting for points in the five support championships and three manufacturer one-make series’ that are included in this season’s BRC. And HERE’s how they stand:

MSA BRITISH MANUFACTURERS RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
This year’s MSA British Manufacturers’ title is a three-way battle of the brands: Citroën, Renault and Ford, with scores towards the title calculated from each of the manufacturers’ two leading cars. Read More »

The tarmac of this year’s Jim Clark International Rally not only put the combatants for the overall MSA British Rally Championship title to the test, but battles raged throughout the field on the Scottish Borders lanes this Diamond Jubilee weekend.

MSA British Manufacturers Rally Championship
This year’s MSA British Manufacturers’ title is a three-way battle between the brands: Citroën, Renault and Ford. Scores towards the title are calculated from the two leading cars from each of the manufacturers. Read More »

With just a few days to go before the third round of this year’s MSA British Rally Championship, teams are now preparing for one of the most challenging events in the calendar: the Pirelli International Rally. Why challenging? Because all of the rally’s competitive mileage takes place in the infamous Kielder Forest, its well-trodden gravel roads holding a reputation for rewarding the brave and punishing those who dare to make a mistake.

With two different winners emerging and fierce battles raging throughout the field in February’s International Rallye Sunseeker and March’s Bulldog International Rally of North Wales, the BRC’s innovative and forward-thinking two-wheel-drive only formula has generated close and exciting competition. Therefore, much anticipation hangs in the air as to who will come out on top this time around. Read More »

After a dramatic day’s action, Tom Cave and co-driver Craig Parry emerged winners of the Bulldog International Rally of North Wales and in doing so, recorded their first MSA British Rally Championship victory.

They finished just three seconds ahead of Keith Cronin/Marshall Clarke, who were in-turn 11.7 seconds ahead of Jarkko Nikara/Petri Nikara – all three crews in Citroën DS3s and proving once again that the BRC’s two-wheel-drive formula provides ultra-close competition. Read More »

The second round of this year’s MSA British Rally Championship takes place this Friday and Saturday, when competitors make their way to Welshpool for the Bulldog Rally of North Wales. The event also marks the second round of the new-look BRC, with its innovative and forward-thinking format that allows only two-wheel-drive cars to compete for the prestigious British titles.

If there was any question as to whether the new two-wheel-drive formula would provide exciting competition, it was well and truly answered on last month’s opening round, the Bournemouth and Poole based Rallye Sunseeker. Read More »

Yet another team has registered for the 2012 MSA British Rally Championship’s BRC Teams Cup, making a total of six battling it out for the prestigious title.

Davies Motorsport Services will run a two-car Citroën DS3 R3 team, the cars piloted by an all Welsh cast of Osian Pryce/Iestyn Williams and Tom Cave/Craig Parry. The Welshpool-based outfit should be fresher than any other for Bulldog Rally North Wales, their workshops less than a mile across the fields from Rally HQ. Read More »

The new-format MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) got off to a stunning start on Rallye Sunseeker International, when an intense day-long battle between Jarkko Nikara/Petri Nikara in their Citroën DS3 R3T and Mark Donnelly/Dai Roberts in their Renault Clio R3 finally went the Northern-Irish driver’s way. Read More »