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– Britain’s premier rally series makes annual trip to the Emerald Isle
– Large contingent of local drivers aiming for success
– New Antrim base for 2018 Ulster Rally

The pulsating Prestone MSA British Rally Championship travels across the Irish Sea to Northern Ireland for the John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally (17-18 August). The intrepid British championship crews will face two demanding days on the fast and bumpy lanes as the BRC’s 60th anniversary season reaches its halfway point. New for 2018 is the location for the Ulster Rally as the town of Antrim plays host to the 100-mile event. Read More »

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Thierry Neuville & Nicolas Gilsoul (i20 R5) came back to the Ypres Rally as current leaders of the WRC, hoping for better luck on this year’s event. They took the lead on stage 2 and with a total of 15 fastest or joint fastest stage times they took victory by just over 40 seconds, which pleased the local crowds. Reigning Belgian National Champions Vincent Verschueren & Veronique Hostens (Fabia R5) came home in second place with 4 stage wins but they were under pressure from Kris Princen & Bram Eelbode (Fabia R5) who set fastest stage times on 4 of the last 5 stages, finishing just over 8 seconds behind, taking the final podium place. Read More »

Matt Edwards and co-driver Darren Garrod won their first ever Prestone MSA British Rally Championship round at the recent Pirelli International Rally (Saturday 28 April). Driving the latest Ford Fiesta R5 for Cumbrian firm M-Sport, the pair from Wales netted their dream result by just 20.5 seconds to launch their championship campaign. Read More »

One of Ireland best rallying talents, four times British Rally Champion, Keith Cronin (31) will campaign a Hyundai i20 R5 in this year’s British Rally Championship that includes a round of the World Rally Championship – the Dayinsure Rally GB and the Ypres Rally, a counting event in the European Rally Championship (ERC).

In addition, Keith, from Ballylickey, County Cork and his Killarney co-driver Mikie Galvin will also contest the WRC event, RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de Espana. Read More »

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 »