Mellors is the first en­try to the re­vamped Bri­tish Cham­pi­onship

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Ol­lie Mellors be­came the first of­fi­cial en­try into the MSA Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship when reg­u­la­tions opened last Thurs­day.

The 20-year-old signed up at the Au­tosport Show, and will com­pete in all seven rounds in an ex-chris Atkin­son Pro­ton Sa­tria Neo S2000.

“It was good to be the first driver to sign up to the BRC at the Au­tosport Show,” said Mellors. “We’re re­ally look­ing for­ward to get­ting the sea­son started in Mid Wales. I’ve got Ian Win­dress to do the whole cham­pi­onship with me.”

Win­dress sat with Stephen Petch in his Ford Fi­esta R5 last year, but will join Mellors as the duo will look to chal­lenge some of the R5 cars.

“It looks like the com­pe­ti­tion is re­ally strong,” added Mellors. “It’s go­ing to be hard to beat the R5s in an S2000 car but at the same time it’s nice to have some­thing to aim at.

“The likes of Elfyn Evans and David Bo­gie are good driv­ers. If we can get close to them, that would be nice.we’re do­ing it for ex­pe­ri­ence, to learn how to do notes and the recce, so it will be a learn­ing curve for sure.”

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