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– Six rounds in six countries for exciting motorsport series
– New round in Clacton-on-Sea, South East England
– Junior BRC Champion to walk away with €60,000 JWRC prize
– New BRC Academy Trophy for aspiring stars

As the action-packed 2019 series heads to an exciting final round showdown, the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship (BRC) has today (4 September) confirmed its exciting 2020 calendar.

In 2020, Britain’s premier rallying series will feature six rounds in six territories, with events across the UK in Wales, England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The series will once again visit Belgium for the classic Ypres Rally as well as the popular staple in Irish Rallying, the West Cork Rally – successfully introduced into the series last year. Read More »

Ruairi Bell enjoyed a successful return to the Junior British Rally Championship last weekend by securing a career-best second place at the Renties Ypres Rally (28 -29 June).

Fresh from a debut in the FIA World Rally Championship at Rally de Portugal in which he won his class, Bell mastered the Belgian roads to claim his first JBRC podium at the fourth round of the series. His impressive result means he now heads the race to secure a 60,000 Euro prize fund from M-Sport and Pirelli towards a campaign in the 2020 Junior World Rally Championship. Read More »

Marty McCormack proved he has the pace to compete with some of the best drivers in Europe, after setting some impressive stage times at last weekend’s Renties Ypres Rally (28-29 June), the fourth round of the British Rally Championship.

The TigerRisk Skoda Fabia R5 pilot has enjoyed success in Ypres in the past, taking eighth overall behind the wheel of his S2000 spec machine in 2015 as part of the European Rally Championship. He would return this year with the aim of bettering that result. Sadly, despite a positive showing on the opening day of the event, McCormack’s Fabia left the road on day two and the subsequent damage meant he was forced out of the rally. Read More »

Welsh Rally driver James Williams gave the 2019 Fiesta its first Junior British Rally Championship (JBRC) win last weekend, securing victory by over eight minutes and dominating the RC4 class at the demanding Renties Ypres Rally (28 – 29 June).

Williams and co-driver Tom Woodburn showed an impressive pace from the very first stage, beating many local drivers and asphalt aces to hand M-Sport Ford a maiden JBRC win for the Mk8 Ford Fiesta R2T as the championship visited Belgium for the fourth round of the season. Read More »

The history books will show that the 55th Ypres Rally was a podium lock out for Volkswagen with the Polo R5 powering 4 of the final top 5 crews. It was Craig Breen & Paul Nagle who ended up taking victory by just over 45s from Kevin Abbring & Veronique Hostens. Abbring had set fastest time on the opening 3 stages but a costly loss of time on the 4th stage saw Breen take the lead, which he never relinquished. Abbring was on the fightback for the rest of the event, setting 10 fastest stage times to Breen’s 9. Third overall were Kris Princen & Bram Eelbode, just 13s behind. Read More »

A total of 36 crews took to the start line of the Ypres Historic Rally, with just 21 reaching the finish. Defying their seeding Bjorn Syx & Ari Vanrobaeys (M3 E30) took victory by over a minute and a half from ‘Lucky’ & Fabrizia Pons (Delta Integrale) with over a minute further back, completing the podium places, Christophe Merlevede & Giljan Vandromme (M3 E30). There was also another historic field of cars taking a slightly shorter event, the Classic Rally, which was won by Cedriek Merlevede & Jeffrey Vandenbussche (Ascona) by just 5.7s from the Escort MkII of Dirk Deveux & Eddy Smeets. Read More »

After a successful return to the TigerRisk Skoda Fabia R5 at Rally van Wervik (14-15 June), Marty McCormack will return to Belgium for the fourth round of the British Rally Championship (BRC), the Renties Ypres Rally (28-29 June).

The Draperstown driver headed to Belgium to get “match fit” ahead of a return to the BRC and despite not being behind the wheel of the potent Skoda since March, secured an impressive sixth overall against many rapid Belgian aces. McCormack will now aim for another solid points haul to boost his BRC title chase. Read More »

Scottish rally driver Finlay Retson will continue the fight for the chance to scoop a prize fund worth 60,000 Euros in Belgium this weekend, as round four of the Junior British Rally Championship (JBRC) heads to the Renties Ypres Rally (28 – 29 June).

The nineteen-year-old Blairgowrie ace currently leads the race to bag a career-boosting sum towards a 2020 campaign in the Junior World Rally Championship from M-Sport Ford and Pirelli. Leading the fight by 15 points, he will still need another solid result to add to his impressive JBRC debut season so far. Read More »

Draperstown rally ace Marty McCormack will make his return to the driver’s seat of the TigerRisk Skoda Fabia R5 this weekend as he heads to Rally van Wervik (14-15 June) in preparation for a return to the British Rally Championship at the iconic Renties Ypres Rally (28-29 June).

McCormack has enjoyed a strong start to his BRC campaign this season, but work commitments had ruled him out of contesting the last round of the series in Carlisle. Despite missing out on another points haul, he currently sits fourth in the championship and remains firmly in the title chase. Read More »

– Six round series opens with the Cambrian Rally
– Two further new events in Republic of Ireland and Scotland
– Britain’s premier rallying series continues to offer challenging mix of gravel and tarmac events

As the fast-paced 2018 series gears up for an exciting climax, the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) has today (12 September) confirmed its 2019 calendar.

In 2019, Britain’s top-tier rallying series will feature six rounds in six territories, with events across the UK in Wales, England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The series, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, will once again visit Belgium for the classic Ypres Rally and new for 2019 will see the BRC visit the Republic of Ireland with the West Cork Rally playing host to a BRC round for the very first time. Read More »