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Irishman Keith Cronin and co-driver Mikie Galvin were crowned Prestone MSA British Rally Champions after a gruelling three days of action on the 138.com Rally Isle of Man (14-16 September). Cronin and Galvin in their DMACK-shod Ford Fiesta R5, clinched the championship for M-Sport outside the famous TT Grandstand after taking both round 7 and round 8 victories on the island classic. Cronin won four rounds in 2017 on his way to the title and has now clinched Britain’s premier rallying series for a fourth time – more incredibly in four different cars.

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A trying weekend on the Isle of Man for competitors and especially the organisers saw a thrilling finale to the BRC season. The rally was split into two legs and Keith Cronin, co-driven by Mikie Galvin in his Fiesta R5, won the opening leg by 18.5 seconds. Matt Edwards & Darren Garrod (Fiesta R5) took 2nd place and were now out of the title battle but a 3rd place saw Fredrik Ahlin & Torstein Eriksen (Fabia R5) keep the championship lead. Cronin needed a carbon copy result in the 2nd leg to be champion. It was a little closer than planned but Cronin got a repeat result to take the title, his 4th in the BRC, by 1 point. The gap to Edwards was just 0.1s with Ahlin almost 25 seconds back in 3rd, having lost that time and more after a costly off on the Friday night. Read More »

The 2017 Prestone MSA British Rally Championship title fight will go down to wire at the end-of-season finale on the 138.com Rally Isle of Man (14-16 September). After six rounds across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and an overseas event in Belgium, Britain’s premier rally championship will be decided on the Isle of Man with three days on the famous motor sport roads. With two sets of championship points on offer for the double-header, a battle royale is set to rage across the picturesque island. Read More »

Three-time BRC champion Keith Cronin and co-driver Mikie Galvin claimed victory on round six of the 2017 Prestone MSA British Rally Championship – this weekend’s John Mulholland Ulster Rally (18/19 August). The Irish pairing took their second win of the year in their M-Sport-prepared Ford Fiesta R5 to set up an exciting title fight ahead of the season curtain call on the Isle of Man. Read More »

The Prestone MSA British Rally Championship races across the Irish Sea for the penultimate event of the series with the legendary Ulster Rally the next stop on the action-packed calendar. The championship’s only visit to Northern Ireland in 2017 will see Britain’s premier rallying series tackle the two-day, closed road Tarmac event on the 18/19 August. Read More »

The Prestone MSA British Rally Championship races into the second half of the season with Wales the next stop on the action-packed calendar. Next weekend the demanding Nicky Grist Stages (8/9 July) will play host to round five of Britain’s premier rallying series. Read More »

Keith Cronin and Mikie Galvin were the top Prestone MSA British Rally Championship crew on the legendary Ypres Rally – the championship’s first overseas round in its 59-year history.

The Irish pairing expertly guided their M-Sport Ford Fiesta R5 to victory on the fourth round of the BRC and mixed it with the best in Europe, finishing an impressive sixth in the overall event. WRC star Kevin Abbring and local co-driver Pieter Tsjoen were the overall victors in their Peugeot 208 T16. Read More »

The MSA British Rally Championship has travelled the length and breadth of the UK, taking in rounds in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and so far this season, three different event winners as well as eight different crews have stood on the podium in the opening five rounds.BRC pre-Ulster16a Read More »

Keith Cronin has more than an historic third MSA British Rally Championship title to celebrate this season, the Irishman also takes the RAVENOL OILS BRC Privateers Cup award, the second time he has been top privateer in four years.

The award, which includes £2000 of product sponsorship for 2013, is for competitors who are not included in one of this season’s six official teams and was reintroduced in 2008 after a ten year break, before being sponsored by RAVENOL OILS for the first time this year.

Cronin begun the season at the wheel of a Renault Twingo, initially as a one-off promotion, but despite retiring, he was bitten by the bug and made strenuous efforts to find a top flight drive for the rest of the season. Read More »

– Cronin and Clarke seal British Rally Championship title with third place in International Rally Yorkshire
– Closest ever finish in the British Rally Championship’s 54-year history as the battle between Pryce and Cave ended in dead heat
– Cave awarded victory by virtue of quicker time on special stage one

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