2018 British Rally Championship

2018 British Rally Championship
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The 2018 MSA British Rally Championship was the 60th season of the series, the premier rally competition in the UK.

The championship featured eight classes:

  • BRC 1 (R5, R4, Super 2000, Regional Rally Car)
  • BRC Production Cup (N4)
  • BRC 3 (R3)
  • BRC 4 (R2)
  • National Rally Cup (open class)
  • Junior BRC (R2, drivers under 26 years old)
  • Cadet Cup (R2, drivers under 25 years old)
  • Ladies BRC Trophy

CalendarEdit

The 2018 championship was to be contested over seven rounds in six territories England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and for the second time Belgium however two events were cancelled. The events was held on both tarmac and gravel surfaces.[1]

Border Counties Rally: On 2 March it was announced by press release that the 2018 event would be postponed. This was due to severe winter weather in the area on the weekend prior to the expected date of 10 March that would impede the stage preparation.[2] Organisers were in talks with the BRC to make alternative arrangements however no date could be agreed and the event was abandoned for 2018.

Rally Isle of Man: On 2 September the organisers of the Rally Isle of Man, due to be held in September would be cancelled. The reason given was delays in securing the necessary Road Closure Order from the Isle of Man's Department of Infrastructure. The event is also absent from the 2019 calendar.[3]

Round Dates Event Rally HQ Surface Website
- Cancelled   Border Counties Rally Jedburgh Gravel (website)
1 28–29 April   Pirelli Rally Carlisle, Cumbria Gravel (website)
2 22–23 June   Ypres Rally Ypres, Belgium Tarmac (website)
3 17–18 August   Ulster Rally Derry Tarmac (website)
- Cancelled   Rally Isle of Man Douglas, Isle of Man Tarmac (website)
4 4–5 October   Wales Rally GB Leg 1 Deeside Gravel (website)
5 6–7 October   Wales Rally GB Leg 2 Deeside Gravel (website)

Team and DriversEdit

BRC1 Entries
Constructor Car Team Driver Co Driver Rounds
Hyundai Hyundai I20 R5   PCRS Rallysport   Keith Cronin   Mikie Galvin 1–3
Škoda Škoda Fabia R5   CA1 Sport Ltd   David Bogie   John Rowan All
  Rhys Yates   Alex Lee 1
  Elliott Edmondson 2, 4
  James Morgan 3
  Thomas Preston   Max Freeman 1
  Dom Buckley Motorsport   Martin McCormack   David Moynihan 1–3
Ford Ford Fiesta R5   M-Sport Ford World Rally Team   Matt Edwards   Darren Garrod All
  Alex Laffey   Patrick Walsh All
  DGM Sport   Jonathan Greer   Kirsty Riddick 1, 3
  SW Motorsport   Sacha Kakad   James Aldridge 1, 4
  Dom Buckley Motorsport   Lawrence Whyte   Stuart Loudon 1
  Paul Beaton 2, 4
BRC Productiron Cup Entries
Constructor Car Team Driver Co Driver Rounds
Subaru Subaru Impreza WRX STI   SW Motorsport   Spencer Wilkinson   Glyn Thomas 4
BRC4 Entries
Constructor Car Team Driver Co Driver Rounds
Ford Ford Fiesta R2T   Atherton Racing   Gee Atherton   Keaton Williams 1
Junior BRC Entries
Constructor Car Team Driver Co Driver Rounds
Ford Ford Fiesta R2T   Healy Motorsport   Callum Devine   Brian Hoy 1
  MH Motorsport   Oscar Solberg   Patrik Barth 1
  Josh McErlean   Aaron Johnston 1–3
  Alex Waterman   Harry Thomas 2–3
  Harper Adams Motorsport   James McDiarmid   Gareth Clarke 1–3
  Spencer Sport   William Hill   Richard Crozier 1–3
Peugeot Peugeot 208 R2   DGM Sport   William Creighton   Liam Regan All
  Steve Røkland Motorsport   Steve Røkland   Tom Woodburn 1–3
  Dai Roberts 4
  Mc Connell Motorsport   Marty Gallagher   Dean O'Sullivan 1, 3
  Rachel McConnell 2
  Melvyn Evans Motorsport   Josh Cornwell   Cliona Collins 1
  Dai Roberts 2
  Nabila Tejpar   Richard Bliss 2–4
  James Wilson Rallying   James Wilson   Gavin Doherty 1–3
Vauxhall Vauxhall Adam R2   HT Instalallations / Network Q   James Williams   Ross Whittock 1–3
  Tom Woodburn 4
Citroën Citroën C2 R2   Scott MacBeth Rallying   Scott MacBeth   Neil Shanks 1
Škoda Škoda Fabia R2   Cork Motor Club   Kevin Horgan   Liam Fouhy All
Cadet Cup Entries
Constructor Car Team Driver Co Driver Rounds
Ford Ford Fiesta R2   Finlay Retson Motorsport   Finlay Retson   Tom Hynd All
  Dylan Davies Rallying   Fred Field   Josh Davison 1
  C1 Rallying   Gunnar Jóhannesson   George Gwynn 1
  PCRS Rallysport   Johnnie Mulholland   Jeff Case All
  Jordan Reynolds Rallying   Jordan Reynolds   Peredur Davies All
  MH Motorsport   Will Graham   Alex Kihurani 1
  Max Freeman 2
  Myerscough University Centre   Bart Lang   Sinclair Young 1–2, 4
Vauxhall Vauxhall Adam Cup   Vauxhall Motorsport   Connor Woods   Christopher Corry 1
Opel Opel Adam Cup   Opel Motorsport   Fred Field   Josh Davison 2
Ladies BRC Trophy Entries
Constructor Car Team Driver Co Driver Rounds
Peugeot Peugeot 208 R2   Melvyn Evans Motorsport   Nabila Tejpar   Richard Bliss 2–4

Event resultsEdit

Podium places and information on each event.

Round Rally name Podium finishers Statistics
Rank Driver Car Time Stages Length Starters Finishers
-   Border Counties Rally
CANCELLED
1
2
3
1   Pirelli Rally
(28-29 April)
1   Matt Edwards Ford Fiesta R5 1:13:53.8 8 133.06 km 43 31
2   Rhys Yates Škoda Fabia R5 1:14:14.3
3   Keith Cronin Hyundai i20 R5 1:14:15.6
2   Ypres Rally
(22-23 Jun)
1   Matt Edwards Ford Fiesta R5 2:34:20.4 23 277.87 km 24 13
2   David Bogie Škoda Fabia R5 2:34:38.4
3   Keith Cronin Hyundai i20 R5 2:34:46.0
3   Ulster Rally
(17-18 August)
1   Matt Edwards Ford Fiesta R5 1:32:47.1 11 166.81 km 25 16
2   Josh Moffett[N 1] Ford Fiesta R5 1:33:13.7
3   David Bogie Škoda Fabia R5 1:33:16.2
-   Rally Isle of Man
CANCELLED
1
2
3
4   Wales Rally GB Leg 1 (4–5 October) 1   David Bogie Škoda Fabia R5 1:10:57.1 9 16 15
2   Rhys Yates Škoda Fabia R5 1:14:10.5
3   Matt Edwards Ford Fiesta R5 1:16:27.6
5   Wales Rally GB Leg 2 (6–7 October) 1   Matt Edwards Ford Fiesta R5 2:04:38.5 14 317.74 km 16 12
2   Alex Laffey Ford Fiesta R5 2:10:34.5
3   Steve Røkland Peugeot 208 R2 2:20:42.4
  1. ^ Crew was not registered to score points towards the British Rally Championship.

Drivers Points ClassificationEdit

Pos Driver Car BCR
PIR
YPR
ULS
IOM
GB1
GB2
 Points[4]
1 Matt Edwards Ford Fiesta R5 - 25 25 25 - 15 25* 120
2 Alex Laffey Ford Fiesta R5 - 8 14* 12 - 12 18 64
3 David Bogie Skoda Fabia R5 - Ret* 18 18 - 25 Ret 61
4 Rhys Yates Skoda Fabia R5 - 18 Ret* 15 - 18 Ret 51
5 Steve Røkland Peugeot 208 R2 - 2* 4 10 - 8 15 39
6 James Williams Vauxhall Adam R2 - DNP 11* Ret - 10 12 33
7 Keith Cronin Hyundai i20 R5 - 15 15 DNP - DNP DNP 30
8 Kevin Horgan Škoda Fabia R2 - DNP 2 6 - Ret 11* 19
9 Martin McCormack Škoda Fabia R5 - 12 Ret Ret - DNP DNP 12
10 Jonathan Greer Ford Fiesta R5 - 10 DNP Ret - DNP DNP 10
Pos Driver Car BCR
PIR
YPR
ULS
IOM
GB1
GB2
 Pts 
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Non-podium finish
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Black Excluded (EXC)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
* Joker played

Points are awarded in each class as follows: 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1. Competitors may nominate one event as their 'joker', on which they will score additional points: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Competitors six best scores will count towards their championship total, including the final round. The final round of the championship wase a double-header for points as the rally was split into two point scoring rounds.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 Prestone MSA British Rally Championship calendar announced". Msabrc.com. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  2. ^ "Event Statement 2". Border Counties Rally. Border Counties Rally. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Statement: Rally Isle of Man". BRC. BRC. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Current Standings". MSABRC. British Rally Championship. Retrieved 18 October 2018.