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Duns rally driver Garry Pearson underlined his asphalt pace at last weekend’s Rali Ceredigion [3-4 September] after battling for a podium spot in the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship.

Pearson and co-driver Dale Furniss entered a thrilling duel for third place at the fifth round of Britain’s premier rally series, which took place over two hard-fought days on the closed roads around the seaside town of Aberystwyth in Wales. Read More »

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Motorsport UK British Rally Championship frontrunner Garry Pearson was eager to take away the positives from his Grampian Forest Rally experience last weekend [13 August], despite not making it to the finish of the fourth round of the series.

A confidence boosting pace across the super-fast gravel forest tests of Durris, Drumtochty and Fetteresso saw the Duns driver challenge for yet another British Rally Championship podium, sitting just a handful of seconds away from second overall. Read More »

Duns rally driver Garry Pearson scored a solid fourth place at the Nicky Grist Stages last weekend [9 July], the third round of the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship.

Pearson guided his Asset Alliance Group and Hankook Tire backed Ford Fiesta Rally2 through the searing heat and gruelling gravel stages in mid-Wales, to finish just outside the podium spots on his loose surface debut in the car and secure valuable points towards his British Championship bid. Read More »

Motorsport UK British Rally Championship front-runner Garry Pearson will contest the exciting McRae Rally Challenge at Knockhill Race Circuit this weekend [2/3 July] behind the wheel of his Ford Fiesta Rally2.

Fresh from a podium at his home event the Jim Clark Rally, the Duns ace will see a new co-driver step into the passenger seat as VK Timber & Builders Merchants join Pearson as title sponsor for the invitational event. The new partnership will bring Managing Director Ross Kirk into the car, calling the pacenotes for the four-time champion for the very first time on his competitive debut. Read More »

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 »