Ral­ly­cross man Mitchell to rally co-drive

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

BTRDA Ral­ly­cross driver Gary Mitchell will make his rally co-driv­ing de­but on the Pok­er­stars Rally on the Isle of Man this week­end.

Mitchell, who uses an ex-vaux­hall Vec­tra Cup car in the BTRDA Club­mans series, felt it was time to make the switch across the car. “There’s no par­tic­u­lar rea­son re­ally. It’s just something I’ve wanted to do,” said Mitchell, who had to re­place the en­gine in his Vec­tra af­ter it ex­pired at Bly­ton. He’ll co-drive for Richard Barnard in a BMW Com­pact M3.

Daniel Harper and Chris Camp­bell, seeded at car num­ber two in their BMW Mini Cooper S, need only a top 12 re­sult to take the Manx Rally Cham­pi­onship back to Lan­cashire.

The crew have taken max­i­mum scores on three events so far this sea­son, and their only real threats will be Mit­subishi Lancer E10 driver Timmy Collins, as well as BMW driver Ge­orge Col­lis­ter.

Dy­lan Davies makes his as­phalt de­but on the Pok­er­stars Rally, while Stu Bain­bor­ough is car num­ber one. TT win­ner Michael Dun­lop is set to re­turn in his Ford Es­cort Mk2, while Dessie Nutt brings his Porsche 911.

Harper hop­ing for ti­tle

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