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The final two rounds of 2014 MSA British Rally Championship, featuring the NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge during Microgaming Rally Isle of Man, will be aired in two parts on Motors TV this Friday (26th October) evening at 20.30 and repeated again on Saturday 27th October, Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th October.

Please check Motors TV BRC broadcast schedule:

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Berwickshire born Ross Hunter left last weekend’s Rally Isle of Man as Champion Driver of the 2014 NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge Trophy having fought tooth and nail to beat his old adversary, Richard Sykes on infamous twisty and fast island lanes. Syke’s co-driver Emma Morrison was also crowned Co-Driver Champion, taking more points than Josh Davison, because he hadn’t competed on all scoring rounds.

On the Thursday and Friday, the penultimate round of the NGK BRCC, 26 year old Hunter with Davison alongside, had a titanic battle on their hands, never more than a handful of seconds separating them from Richard Sykes and Morrison. But Midlands based Sykes, a former champion, had a 100mph accident on the penultimate stage on Friday morning, handing Hunter and Davison the win and maximum points. Read More »

richardsykes_rallyisleofmanprev01Stourbridge’s Richard Sykes will finish his British Rally Championship (BRC) Challenge season later this week when he contests Rally Isle of Man in his Bathams Brewery and G I Sykes Ltd-backed Citroën C2 R200 with co-driver Emma Morrison.

Sykes will be trying to win back the championship he won in 2012, having finished as the runner up last year. Read More »

Stourbridge’s Richard Sykes is looking to extend his slender British Rally Championship (BRC) Challenge lead next weekend when he contests the Ulster rally.

After crashing out of the previous championship round in Scotland, Sykes’ lead in the title race was cut to just two points so the pressure is on to bring the Bathams Brewery and G.I.Sykes-supported Citroën C2 R200 home in a good points scoring position.

Sykes and co-driver Emma Morrison prepared for the tarmac lanes of Ulster by contesting the recent Tyneside Stages, an event which used the army ranges at Otterburn. Their rally didn’t go to plan, with various car problems, and he was eventually forced out with a broken driveshaft. Read More »

richardsykes_scottishrally2014Stourbridge’s Richard Sykes had a disappointing end to his Scottish rally last weekend when he crashed out of the event while comfortably in the lead.

The event, round three of the British Rally Championship (BRC) Challenge, commenced on Friday evening with a very popular spectator stage near Dumfries. Sykes and co-driver Emma Morrison were the quickest of the BRC Challenge crews by 1.6 seconds in their Bathams Brewery and G I Sykes-supported Citroën C2 R200. Read More »

richardsykes_scottishpreview2014Stourbridge rally driver Richard Sykes will be targeting his third win in three events this season when he contests the latest round of the British Rally Championship (BRC) Challenge, the Scottish rally, next weekend.

After wins on the Pirelli and Jim Clark Challenge events Sykes and co-driver Emma Morrison lead the championship in their Bathams Brewery and G I Sykes Ltd-supported Citroën C2 R200 and they are hoping for better luck than they had on last year’s event when a puncture dropped them down the leaderboard from 2nd place. Read More »

Richard Sykes and Emma Morrison won the Jim Clark Challenge Rally at the end of May, leading the NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge Trophy and Class 4 of the MSA British Rally Championship in their Citroën C2.

However, the event was marred by the deaths of three spectators at the rally, causing it to be stopped prematurely with no celebrations or prize giving a mark of respect to those involved.

Peugeot 205 crew Ross Hunter and Josh Davison were second, briefly taking the lead towards the end of the rally, but their result puts them joint second in the championship with Neil Matthews and Claire Williams. Read More »

richardsykes_jimclarkrally2014Stourbridge’s Richard Sykes won a tense battle in the British Rally Championship (BRC) Challenge category of the Jim Clark rally last weekend but the event ended in tragic circumstances with an accident involving some spectators. 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 »

richardsykes_pirelli2014Stourbridge rally driver Richard Sykes made a winning start to his BRC Challenge championship campaign with a dominant victory on the opening round, the Pirelli rally.

Sykes got his rally off to a flying start, setting a time nearly 15 seconds faster than his nearest rival on the opening stage, with the new engine in his Bathams Brewery and G.I.Sykes-supported Citroen C2 performing brilliantly. Read More »