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Flanders International Rally Challenge contender Steve Brown heads back to Belgium this weekend to contest The ORC Canal Rally and this time, at the wheel of the Honda Civic he was due to debut at the start of the season.

His usual 1400cc Nissan Micra Kit Car had been at a power disadvantage to the others in his class last season and the Rochdale driver had to do battle with two-litre machines. Read More »

Rochdale rally driver Steve Brown took third in the two-wheel-drive category of the Belgium based Flanders International Rally Challenge (FIRC) last weekend, a feat made much more impressive by the fact it was achieved with his old, borrowed car.

With his usual Nissan Micra Kit Car out of action for opening few rounds of the season, Brown had secured a deal to contest the overseas championship in a loaned Honda Civic which would give him the opportunity to challenge for the class 3F and two-wheel-drive honours. Read More »

Asphalt rally driver Steve Brown had a shorter than usual event last weekend, after his Honda Civic was side-lined by transmission gremlins at the SMC Stages in Anglesey.

The Rochdale driver had swapped his usual Nissan Micra Kit Car for a loaned Honda and would contest the North Wales based event to acquire seat time in the new machine before crossing the channel to begin his assault on the Belgium based Flanders International Rally Challenge (FIRC).

But drama struck on the opening test of the day when the Honda developed a transmission issue and despite attempts to cure the problem during the morning, Brown was forced out of the race circuit based event. Read More »

Rochdale rally driver Steve Brown will contest the forthcoming SMC Stages at Anglesey Race Circuit in a loaned Honda Civic.

Brown has secured the deal to ensure he has a pre-season test, before heading to Belgium to contest the Flanders International Rally Challenge later in the year. Read More »

After a podium finish on last year’s Flanders International Rally Challenge (FIRC), Rochdale rally driver Steve Brown will return to the series once again in 2017 thanks to backing from sponsors. Read More »

sb-kortrijk2Flanders International Rally Challenge (FIRC) contender Steve Brown ended his season on a high as he took the top spot in the two wheel drive category on the final round, Rally van Kortrijk.

The Rochdale ace overcame early technical problems to guide his Nissan Micra Kit Car to 58th overall and seventh in class 3F, taking the FIRC honours in the process. Read More »

brown-in-actionRochdale rally ace Steve Brown will make his last trip across the English Channel this season as he contests the final round of the Flanders International Rally Challenge (FIRC), Zes Uren van Kortrijk.

Driving his familiar Nissan Micra Kit Car, Brown will be aiming to replicate his penultimate round class podium and take third place in the hotly contested two wheel drive category in the process. Read More »

rallyisleofman16-215Rochdale rally ace Steve Brown took his first class podium of 2016 in Belgium, finishing third in class 3F at last weekend’s penultimate round of the Flanders International Rally Challenge (FIRC), The Hemicuda Rally.

Despite spending five minutes in one of the infamous ditches on the opening stage of the event, Brown and co-driver Paul Stringer fought back over the remaining eight stages to finish the event 59th overall from a field of 105 crews who would start the event. Read More »

rallyisleofman16-215Fresh from a start-to-finish class win on Rally Isle of Man a fortnight ago, Rochdale rally ace Steve Brown will resume his charge on the Flanders International Rally Challenge (FIRC) with the penultimate round of the series this weekend, The Hemicuda Rally.

The Nissan Micra Kit Car pilot was forced to miss two rounds of the Belgium based championship in the summer but will aim to pick up where he left off at Rally Van Wervick where he scored a top 40 result and fifth in class 3F. Read More »

Brown in action at WervikNissan Kit Car pilot Steve Brown returned to Belgium last week to contest the second round of the Flanders International Rally Challenge (FIRC), Rally Van Wervik and scored another confidence boosting run to fifth in class 3F and 39th overall in his rapid 1300cc Micra. His result is made even more impressive thanks to the class accepting cars up to 1600cc, with Brown giving away 300cc to his closest rivals. Read More »