Bri­tish joy

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It’s been re­ally good to see the Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship back, and back with a bang this year.

Af­ter many years in the dol­drums and fall­ing en­tries, this year has been a breath of fresh air.

Ben Tay­lor and Iain Camp­bell, who’ve been the driv­ing force be­hind the new se­ries, the me­dia team of Jonathan Gill and Ben Bues­nel of MPA Cre­ative, event or­gan­is­ers, of­fi­cials and all the com­peti­tors should take a bow. It has shown that there’s not much wrong with Bri­tish ral­ly­ing.

You’ve only got to look at the qual­ity and quan­tity of the Manx en­try list, when you had Craig Breen and Mark Hig­gins there to chal­lenge El­fyn Evans, Fredrik Ah­lin, Tom Cave and the rest to see the level of in­ter­est in qual­ity events.

For one who grew up watch­ing the likes of the le­gends, Ari Vatanen, Markku Alen, Hannu Mikkola, Bjorn Walde­gaard and a host of other Scan­di­na­vian drivers here to do the qual­ity events back then, its been good to see the same thing hap­pen­ing again. I hope this trend con­tin­ues in 2017.

Rich Cranston spot­ted this un­lucky Ginetta Jr mo­ment

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