Mellors is the first entry to the revamped British Championship
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.”