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Duns rally driver Garry Pearson secured his first Motorsport UK British Rally Championship podium last weekend [27-28 May] by taking third overall at his home event, the Beatson’s Building Supplies Jim Clark Rally.

Based in his hometown in the Scottish Borders, Pearson and co-driver Dale Furniss threaded their Asset Alliance Group and Hankook Tire backed Ford Fiesta Rally2 through the unforgiving closed-public roads in fine style, to secure Pearson’s best BRC top-flight result. Read More »

Borders driver Garry Pearson stamped a noticeable impression on the British Rally Championship leaderboard last weekend after making his top-flight debut at the Corbeau Seats Rally Tendring & Clacton [23-24 April].

Despite stepping into one of the hardest fought championships in Europe for the very first time, the 30-year-old from Duns hurled the Asset Alliance Group and Hankook Tire backed Ford Fiesta Rally2 through the Essex lanes to challenge for a podium position at the mid-point of the rally. Read More »

Eighteen-year-old Elliot Payne stormed to his first-ever overall rally win on Saturday, claiming a start-to-finish victory at the Rallynuts Stages Rally [13 November].

Payne and co-driver Patrick Walsh would open up an impressive ten second lead on the opening stage of the event and enjoyed a start to finish lead, threading their Ford Fiesta Rally2 through the tricky mid-Wales forests tests with ultimate precision. Read More »

The final round of the MRF Tyres BTRDA Championship saw Garry Pearson & Niall Burns (Fabia R5) confirm their 3rd championship title of 2021. They came home 3rd just edging out Ian Bainbridge & Will Atkins (Fabia R5) for the final podium place. At the front it was a battle between Elliott Payne & Patrick Walsh (Fiesta Rally2) and Callum Black & Tom Woodburn (Fiesta R5). Payne took the honours through Myherin to establish an early lead, which he did not lose for the rest of the event. The time ebbed and flowed but he ended up taking his first overall rally win by just 10s from Black. Read More »

It was crunch time in both the BRC and BTRDA championships and the Cambrian could prove decisive. Osian Pryce & Noel O’Sullivan (Polo R5) were out of the blocks fast, taking the battle to local crew Matt Edwards & Darren Garrod (Polo R5). It proved to be a good tactic as on stage 4 Edwards went off and recovered with a damaged car that he woiuld have to limp through to the finish. Pryce took maximum points and the victory by over a minute. Garry Pearson & Niall Burns (Fabia R5) were 2nd, taking the National section of the rally, with Callum Black & Jack Morton (Fiesta R5) completing the podium. Read More »

Garry Pearson & Niall Burns (Fabia R5) kept their great 2021 going by wrapping up the Scottish Rally Championship with a comfortable victory on the Carlisle Stages. The final winning margin was over a minute from Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta WRC) with Scott Beattie & Paula Swinscoe (Evo VIII) cokmpleting the podium. Meanwhile there was the Historic Rally Championship up for grabs too and it was Ben Friend & Cliff Simmons (Escort MkII) who took the title with 2nd in the Historics, in 12th overall. David Condell & Paul Kelly (Escort MkII) took the Historic class win. Read More »

It was a dominant win for Garry Pearson & Niall Burns (Fabia R5) on the Radnor based Woodpecker as they set fastest time on every stage, being 1 of 3 crews to beat the bogey time on the final stage. George Lepley & Tom Woodburn (Evo X) were almost a minute back in 2nd place with Ian Bainbridge & Will Atkins (Fabia R5) completing the podium 17s further back. Paul Barrett & Gordon Noble were the 1st 2WD crew home in 10th overall, with Ben Friend & Cliffy Simmons 2nd (12th overall) and Simon Webster & Jez Rogers (16th overall) completing the 2WD podium, an all Escort MkII affair. Read More »

Leading Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) contender Garry Pearson has called `time` on his assault on the 2019 series and will sit out the final two rounds, effectively ending his title hopes.

Pearson, 27 years old from Duns has enjoyed a prosperous season behind the wheel of his Asset Alliance Group, RAVENOL and George Anderson Builders backed Ford Fiesta R5, but with his chances of taking the coveted Scottish Championship title diminished, he has now elected to concentrate on his 2020 campaign. Read More »

Front-running KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) contender Garry Pearson narrowly missed out on victory at last weekend’s Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally, after suffering a puncture which knocked him off the top step of the podium to finish second.

The 27-year-old Duns driver had a dream start to the event in his Asset Alliance Group, RAVENOL and George Anderson Builders backed Ford Fiesta R5, leading the rally at the halfway point, only to lose over 50 seconds with a deflated tyre on the sixth test, demoting him to the runners up spot in the closing stages. Read More »

Duns rally driver Euan Thorburn scratched his name on the winner’s trophy of the Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally for the second time in his career, winning the closely fought event by over a minute from his nearest rival on Saturday (22nd June).

Driving his Ford Focus WRC, Thorburn and co-driver Paul Beaton powered to victory after eight stages in the Argyll and Bute forests, enduring technical forest tracks and high-speed sections to further cement his place as leader of the Scottish Rally Championship. Read More »