Scottish title leader Pearson hoping to challenge BRC crews on Scottish Rally
Scottish Rally Championship leader Garry Pearson is hoping to show his pace against the fellow R5s of the British Championship when it rolls into Scotland next month.
Pearson – in his first season in his Fiesta R5 – has taken a fifth, joint first and an overall win after three rounds of the series despite campaigning unfamiliar machinery. He is now hoping he can benchmark his pace against the best the BRC has to offer on the RSAC Scottish Rally.
“Those guys will be recceing the stages beforehand which obviously is a major disadvantage if we’re comparing times,” he said. “But yes it will be good to see where we are without having the recce and just having the DVD and safety notes. It will be good to be at the same rally as those guys.”
Pearson says the pace he’s shown early on has been a surprise, but that there’s more to come from he and co-driver Ross Whittock.
“We’re starting to get nearer the pace where we’d like to be,” he added. “We’ve done about 90 miles on the gravel now. We’re encouraged that we can keep building on that, we’re just ironing mistakes out and improving the pace.
Pearson won Border Counties