After making his debut in an R5 car in the BTRDA earlier this month, it was back to normal for Matt Edwards as Will Rogers returned to the co-driver’s seat of their Mitsubishi Lancer E9. Despite having no other entrants in the BRC 2 class, Edwards went about the weekend with his usual vim and vigour, electing to forget about his class loneliness and take on the custom-built R5 cars – baring in mind his Lancer E9 is almost showroom standard – instead.
He did just that, finishing seventh in the BRC on the event, equalling his season high result in Mid Wales, and topped many similar cars in the Scottish championship to finish 12th overall on the rally.
As the only class entrant for a second rally in a row, Chris Wheeler and Yan Griffiths took maximum BRC 3 points in their Citroen DS 3 R3T.
Tony Simpson bounced back from a trip into a ditch in Carlisle with a BRC 4 class win in Scotland. The fact that the Liverpool driver played his joker only made the weekend more fruitful for he and co-driver Ian Bevan.
Although mountain bike champion Gee Atherton isn’t registered for BRC 4, his co-driver Keaton Williams is. They suffered gearbox failure in their Ford Fiesta R2.
There was an interesting battle in the National Rally Cup, as stablemates Jamie Jukes/dave Williams were beaten by fellow Mitsubishi Mirage crew Robert Blomberg/lars Andersson. The allSwedish crew came home 35s ahead, giving another crew some silverware to take back to Sweden.
Donnie Macdonald continued his adaptation, a second event on DMACK tyres. He was third, ahead of Nigel Feeney and Abi Louden who made the most of a pre-event test with David Higgins to improve consistently in the new car.