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Back down in Bournemouth for the BRC season opener and it was to be a 2WD only show in the BRC. With 4WD gone from the championship again no one really knew which would be the car to beat and as the rally progressed it became a battle between Citroën and Renault. With barely a few seconds between them it was a tight battle between Jarkko Nikara & Petri Nikara (DS3 R3T) and Mark Donnelly & Dai Roberts (Clio R3). It all was decided on the final stage when Nikara’s engine expired leaving Donnelly to win by almost two minutes. Behind him though Citroën regained some pride as Desi Henry & Niall Burns (DS3 R3T) took 2nd overall with fastest stage time on the final test. Elfyn Evans & Andrew Edwards (Fiesta R2) completed the podium. Read More »

Down to Bournemouth for the opening round of the British Rally Championship and all change as 2011 is set to be the year of the young guns, with the old guard not present. From the start it was a two horse race between David Bogie & Kevin Rae (Evo IX) and Tom Cave & Craig Parry (Evo X). Bogie struck first but Cave then went fastest on stage 2 to take the lead. Bogie went fastest on stage 3 to snatch the lead back but Cave then cut the lead over the next two stages before Bogie set fastest times on stages 6 and 7. Cave closed in once more but with the gap at ten seconds going into the final stage Bogie went fastest to win whilst Cave lost over ten seconds. An excellent battle throughout with Bogie taking his first BRC win from Cave who just kept ahead of Elfyn Evans & Andrew Edwards (Impreza N15) who improved as the day passed. Read More »

After a deluge overnight we had a largely dry event down South. Marcus Dodd & Andrew Bargery (Accent WRC) were quick out of the blocks once again and after setting 7 fastest stage times out of the 10 run it was no surprise that Dodd took victory number 7, on the Sunseeker. The key battle was the one for second and Steve Perez & Paul Spooner (Focus WRC) were holding a six second advantage over Andy Burton & Robin Kellard (Peugeot Cosworth) going into the final stage. A brief spin and catching the master switch was enough to see Perez lose the best part of 20 seconds, as he slipped to third behind Burton. Read More »

sun09-no6a1Another year and another trip down South for the Sunseeker. A rather depleted entry took to the stages Saturday morning and the top three on the entry list all retired due to a variety of maladies. So it was Will Nicholls & Nick Broom who took victory after a day long battle with Roger Duckworth & Mark Broomfield. Completing the podium were Sean Devine & Francis Regan, making it a 1-2-3 for the Subaru marque.

The battle in group N was immense with Daniel Barry & Martin Brady just edging out Simon Hughes & Patrick Walsh to take the first round of the Evo Challenge. The overseas contingent made their presence known too as Andreas Magnusson & Henrik Hulterskog just took third in group N and the Evo Challenge, with one stage remaining, from Nik Elsmore & Craig Drew. Read More »