Scot­tish ti­tle leader Pear­son hop­ing to chal­lenge BRC crews on Scot­tish Rally

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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

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