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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 »

Pearson pre-JCMR14The British Rally Championship finally got underway at the weekend and first time out in their Peugeot 208 R2 at the Richard Burns Foundation Pirelli Rally were the Scottish Borders pairing of Garry Pearson from Duns and Davey Robson from Ancrum, Jedburgh – putting in some impressive stage times to lead their class and were up to 4th overall when they were forced to retire. Read More »

Citroen Pirelli14– Pre-event favourite, Osian Pryce, leads Citroën podium clean sweep at Pirelli Carlisle Richard Burns Foundation Rally
– Pryce and co-driver Dale Furniss won the event by 46 seconds, recording the quickest times in nine of the ten stages

It was a clean sweep of podium finishes for Citroën in the opening round of the MSA British Rally Championship – the Pirelli Carlisle Richard Burns Foundation Rally. Welshman and pre-event favourite, Osian Pryce was the victor, ahead of Daniel McKenna and David Carney. Read More »

Don’t forget that the MSA British Rally Championship is available on Motors TV Freeview HD platform this year (Channel 240) with coverage broadcast about two weeks after each round.

The BRC Motors TV preview programme features clips from the Media Day in March and is scheduled for 9th May at 23.20hrs, with action from the Pirelli Carlisle RB Foundation Rally shown on 16th May at 21.15hrs. Welsh language specialist rally programme Ralio is also back for 2014 and features a selection of BRC events in its schedule.

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IMG_4533 (1)Backed by QTS Group, Kinross shire teen Blair Brown finishes top of class at the 2014 Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation National B rally, based in Carlisle, the 18 year old Peugeot 205 driver of team BBR is the 2014 RSAC New Talent Scholar. The borders based rally is round one of the 2014 British Rally Championships and contest over two days. Blair’s regular co-driver, Richard Simmonds from Duns, was unavailable for the teams fourth gravel event of the year as he was competing in the Berwick Classic with his father where they won the event. Stepping into Richards shoes was Lockerbie based Michael Curry who would take on the fast forest roads of Kielder. Read More »

Aaron McClure 	Elliott Edmondson 	Ford Fiesta R2The opening round of the MSA British Rally Championship was certainly one to remember for 19 year old Aaron McClure as he contested last weekend’s Pirelli Carlisle RBF Rally, finishing a solid eight overall and third in class BRC2. Competing in the series for the very first time, the season kicked off with one of the toughest events in the calendar as crews would tackle the infamous Kielder forest complex over the two days of competition. But the Flookburgh youngster would have more than just the infamous ditches to worry about as the event would prove to be a challenge for the entire Allfloors Express backed team. Read More »

Proving that there’s plenty of fight left in the 48 year old, Richard Sykes opened his 2014 NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge Trophy account in fine style this weekend, he and co-driver Emma Morrison taking victory by just over a minute in the ‘Challenge section of the Pirelli Carlisle RB Foundation Rally.

The Midlander was fastest on all but one of the six stages in the infamous Kielder Forest complex, as the dusty conditions and super fast and smooth stages clearly suited the Citroën crew.

At the Carlisle City centre finish Sykes said:
“Fabulous! I’ve never won this event and it’s one of my favourites, I can’t believe how good the stages are and they’re definitely equal in quality to the Welsh ones. Read More »

Welsh duo Osian Pryce and Dale Furniss had a perfect start to their 2014 MSA British Rally Championship season after ten stages of the Pirelli Carlisle RB Foundation Rally, winning by 46 seconds and making it four BRC wins on the trot.

They continued their momentum from last season to dominate the event and lead the BRC’s new Gravel Cup and Citroën Racing Trophy, although Pirelli Star Driver Daniel McKenna kept them just in sight on his first gravel rally of his prize drive season, Arthur Kierans keeping him on the straight and narrow throughout. Read More »

– MSA British Rally Championship begins this weekend, showcasing a host of DS3 R3s
– Osian Pryce tipped for victory at season opener, following strong results in 2013
– A number of drivers move up from an R2 to a DS3 R3 for the forthcoming season

The eagerly awaited MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) kicks off this weekend with the Pirelli Carlisle Richard Burns Foundation Rally, on 3-4 May. Once again, Citroën interest is huge with the all-conquering DS3 R3s poised to dominate the series for another year. Read More »

Now integral to the MSA British Rally Championship structure, the 2014 NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge Trophy bursts into life on this weekend’s Pirelli Carlisle RB Foundation Rally, it’s crews drawn by the prospect of rallying in the fabulous Kielder forest complex.

For the first time ever, the ‘Challenge crews will run within the BRC field on the stages, providing the opportunity to participate alongside the hottest of BRC young talent, while battling it out in this, the tenth year of the series.

Two former champions are amongst the protagonists, Citroën crew Richard Sykes and co-driver Emma Morrison back to try to add to Sykes’ 2012 tile, while fellow Midlander Neil Matthews also returns after a four year break with new co-driver Claire Williams in his trusty Vauxhall Nova. Read More »