Tiger Risk Rally Team brings Slaugh­ter and Mccor­mack to BRC

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For­mer world and Euro­pean cham­pi­onship driver Marty Mccor­mack and sea­soned His­toric cam­paigner James Slaugh­ter will en­ter the Bri­tish cham­pi­onship this year un­der the Tiger Risk Rally Team.

Mccor­mack – who will drive his usual Skoda S2000 – had con­sid­ered a switch of cars but be­lieves a year in the Skoda will stand him in good stead for 2016.

“There’s a lot of sea­soned driv­ers in good cars this year and it was de­bated to­wards the end of last year should I change to an R5,” ex­plained Mccor­mack.

“But af­ter work­ing with the car last year, it will be bet­ter build­ing on that ex­pe­ri­ence.

“When I ar­rive in Mid Wales I’ll know what I’m up against and what I’m driv­ing. There will be a dis­ad­van­tage, es­pe­cially in power, but I feel my ex­pe­ri­ence and con­fi­dence in my own car will over­come the power deficit.

“I’m spon­sor-driven so it’s im­por­tant that I im­press and get out there, and a third year with Tiger Risk’s sup­port will hope­fully al­low me to do that.”

Slaugh­ter was a mul­ti­ple class win­ner in his­torics last year in an Ford Es­cort, and will step up to a Fi­esta R5 run by the MSL team.

“His­torics is great but I’ve spent a lot of time there now,” he said. “I’ll al­ways want to drive Es­corts, but the R5 cars are as close to the top end of the ral­ly­ing spec­trum as you can get in terms of the en­gi­neer­ing, and now they are avail­able to rally on the BRC.

“To me it’s about the best cars, the tech­nol­ogy and be­ing able to drive them. It was al­most a no brainer when I was de­cid­ing what to do. I’ve spent a lot of time help­ing Marty in his ca­reer but it will be nice to con­cen­trate per­son­ally while be­ing Martin’s team-mate.”

Slaugh­ter de­buted the Fi­esta at the Brands Hatch Stages on Sun­day as part of the Mo­tor­sport News Cir­cuit Rally Cham­pi­onship (see Rally Re­ports page 24) but re­tired with gear­box is­sues. ● En­tries for the Alan Healy Me­mo­rial Stages are now open. The event on April 10 fol­lows An­gle­sey (March 20) as part of the MN Cir­cuit Cham­pi­onship.

Slaugh­ter de­buted Fi­esta R5 in MN Cham­pi­onship

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