Motor Sport News - - Brc Review: The First Year -

The or­gan­iser: Iain Camp­bell – BRC cham­pi­onship man­ager

“Af­ter just 12 months it is too early to tell but the signs are good: a one mil­lion reach on ter­res­trial TV, 35 mil­lion im­pres­sions on so­cial me­dia, 136 reg­is­tered com­peti­tors, av­er­age 40 en­tries on each event, all R5 cars in­volved in the cham­pi­onship, seven man­u­fac­tur­ers and a great Ju­nior com­pe­ti­tion.”

The TV: Mark James – Hay­fisher

“I thought the re­vamped BRC was a great suc­cess. El­fyn and Robert were two wor­thy BRC and Ju­nior ti­tle win­ners, while I also had lots of other sto­ries and great footage with which to tell them. Hope­fully the series – and the TV cov­er­age – can both con­tinue to grow in 2017.”

The driver: David Bo­gie – 2011 BRC cham­pion

“Grow­ing up, I fol­lowed the F2 era with all the man­u­fac­tur­ers. You’d prob­a­bly say where it went af­ter that was a de­cline. Com­ing back to where it is now, I think this is the start of some­thing big. It looks like things are set to im­prove so it’s pos­i­tive. I can only see things im­prov­ing.”

The event: Gary Mil­li­gan – Ul­ster clerk of the course

“The Bri­tish cham­pi­onship cer­tainly de­te­ri­o­rated but this year it cer­tainly had in­creased in­ter­est. In terms of en­try and saleabil­ity of the event it made a big dif­fer­ence for us. The fact that the BRC was so healthy this year made a big dif­fer­ence for us in be­ing able to run an in­ter­na­tional event.”

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