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– Osian Pryce leads the field ahead of round two of the CRT
– 18 stages of the Jim Clark Rally promises excitement and drama for Scottish rally fans
– Closed tarmac surfaces could be a major challenge in wet conditions

Osian Pryce leads the field away from the border town of Duns this Friday night for the Jim Clark Rally. The 21 year old from Machynlleth, in Wales, has good form on closed road tarmac surfaces having won last year’s Rally NI event, as well as the first round of the 2014 MSA British Rally Championship.

Two days of closed road competition is what the Jim Clark Rally is all about. Starting at 7pm on Friday night, the crews will tackle eight stages. Read More »

A truly diverse mix of British roads is on offer on the Jim Clark Rally, ranging from the opening blast through Duns town centre, to two-lane white-line B roads and tricky moorland stages.

By the time the crews in the MSA British Rally Championship reach the start line for this weekend’s Jim Clark Rally, they will already have driven these stages and should know what is in store for round two of the 2014 series.

Their low speed reconnaissance allows driver and co-driver to note the corners, crests, compressions and curbs on this event, unique in mainland UK to use closed public asphalt roads. But when they arrive at rally speed on Friday evening, the bumps and bends look distinctly different with an extra 100 miles per hour in some cases. Read More »

richardsykes_jimclarkrally2013Stourbridge rally driver Richard Sykes is aiming to build his lead in the British Rally Championship (BRC) Challenge title race next weekend on the Jim Clark rally after taking victory on the opening round, the Pirelli rally in Cumbria.

Sykes has never won the BRC Challenge on the Jim Clark although he has finished second three times and third once. He was leading the event last year until he lost a lot of time following an accident. Read More »

The RAVENOL supported newcomers award for MSA British Rally Championship drivers will continue on next weekend’s Jim Clark Rally, with a real mix of youth and experience in a battle for honours.

Over a dozen combatants for the trophy are split across several classes, with crews completely new to the championship mixing it with those who have moved up from last year’s BRC support series.

But with the leader after the opening round Dean Raftery opting to sit out the Jim Clark Rally, the top of the table is wide open. A handful of crews who missed the gravel of Kielder earlier this month will add even more spice to the fight, making a prediction of the outcome almost impossible. Read More »

– Neil Simpson set to return to the Jim Clark Rally in his ŠKODA Fabia S2000
– Duns rally home event for co-driver Claire Mole
– British rally test outing ahead of Ypres Rally attack in BelgiumSimpson pre-JCMR14 Read More »

Aaron McClure / Elliott Edmondson Ford Fiesta R2This time last year, Aaron McClure would head to the Scottish Border town of Kelso with the anticipation of being his first time driving his Fiesta ST on an asphalt surface as he contested the NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge. Moving on 12 months and up a level, history repeats itself as he contests the second round of the MSA British Rally Championship and first sealed surface event in his new Ford Fiesta R2 on the Jim Clark Rally. With a solid finish on last month’s opening round the Pirelli Carlisle RBF Rally, the 19 year old from Flookburgh will aim to rack up another hefty points tally in his quest for the BRC2 class title. Read More »

Abarth UK will field two cars on the second round of the MSA British Rally Championship, the Jim Clark Rally next weekend, the same Abarth 500 model entered in two different classes.

Two times British Rally Champion Jonny Milner will drive the top class BRC1 variant of the iconic Italian car, having tested it on this unique closed public road event last year. At the other end of the scale is Georgia Shiels, who will drive the BRC3 variant, the youngster making her debut in the BRC on the all-asphalt event.

Aside from the colour schemes, the two cars will look essentially the same, the difference in class being under the skin in engine performance, transmission, suspension and braking. Read More »

With 52 miles of timed to the second special stages packed into the evening of Friday 30th May followed by 85 miles on Saturday 31st, this year’s Jim Clark Rally promises to provide one of the toughest events in the 2014  MSA British Rally Championship.

Run over sections of closed public roads, the nature of the special stages range from fast, open, two-lane roads, where rally drivers have to pick a racing line through the bends, to narrow, bumpy lanes where the corners are obscured by walls and hedges.

Based at the Kelso showground for the first time, crews will loop from this new service area to stages north and north west of the town, returning for essential repairs several times throughout the two days. Read More »

Anticipation in the motor rallying world is building ahead of round two of the MSA British Rally Championship, the Jim Clark Rally at the end of May, with would-be spectators and competitors wondering what perils and challenges lie ahead.

The organisers have completed their route selection and reconnaissance and once approved, the route will broadly follow last year’s highly successful format, with the BRC’s Jim Clark Rally running over Friday and Saturday 30/31st May.

There will be eight stages on Friday evening, including the ever popular double run through the streets of Duns, the increase releasing time on Saturday to include a new(ish) stage which will also be run twice. Read More »

If you missed the action from the MSA British Rally Championship’s first asphalt event of the year on Sky Sports, don’t worry. You can now see the whole programme on the championship’s website.

The one hour Jim Clark Rally was a ding-dong battle at the front between series leaders Jukka Korhonen/Marko Salminen and a fighting-fit Tom Cave/Ieuan Thomas, the Finns sneaking victory by just two seconds at the finish.

Alongside the fight at the top was that for the BRC’s RallyTwo podium, Irish pair Daniel McKenna and Arthur Kierans holding their nerve to beat Norwegian Steve Røkland and Brit James Aldridge after local Garry Pearson crashed out. Read More »