Moffett misses final BRC round to focus on Cork
Josh Moffett will skip the last round of the new-era British Rally Championship on the Isle of Man this week.
A top three finish in the overall standings had been the target, but a torrid run on last month’s Ulster Rally effectively dashed their hopes of achieving that.
They came home in sixth place BRC crew after clouting a wall early on day one before issues with the exhaust manifold on their Ford Fiesta R5 starved it of power. Even with double points up for grabs on the Manx, co-driver John Rowan concedes the odds of leapfrogging Swede Fredrik Ahlin and Ulsterman Jonny Greer are very slim. “Perhaps if we were in a stronger position we would have gone to the Isle of Man, but given how things are there wasn’t much point,” he explained. “The Ulster Rally was a real disappointment and the incident with the wall knocked our confidence.” “We have given a good account of ourselves in the BRC. Winning the BRC is a three- or four-year plan.” Their non-attendance at the Manx Rally means they will use the time to prepare for the Cork ‘20’ Rally, the deciding event on the Irish Tarmac calendar. Josh’s brother Sam – also a Fiesta R5 driver – will also miss Rally Isle of Man. He will instead race in Irish Supercars at Mondello Park in Ireland.
Moffett had a torrid Ulster