Mcer­lean ob­tains C2 R2 for Bor­der Coun­ties

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Dou­ble Ir­ish Ju­nior 1000 Rally Chal­lenge cham­pion Josh Mcer­lean will com­pete in the Bri­tish Rally Championship opener on the Bor­der Coun­ties in March.

For the past two sea­sons Mcer­lean has plied his trade in a one-litre Peu­geot 107, chalk­ing up al­most 20 vic­to­ries in the process. Now he’ll com­pete in the BRC opener with the Mac­sport team that runs R5 ex­po­nent Desi Henry.

“There is a lot of learn­ing to do. The Citroen C2 R2 Max has twice the power of the Peu­geot 107 I was driv­ing be­fore, and it is left-hand drive,” said Mcer­lean.

“We looked se­ri­ously at the Na­tional Ju­nior Championship but we’ve since de­cided to en­ter the Bor­der Coun­ties Rally. This is a huge step as I have no gravel ex­pe­ri­ence, so it’s all about fin­ish­ing it.”

Mcer­lean made his de­but in the car on the New Year Stages Rally last week­end, fin­ish­ing ninth.

Mcer­lean swaps Peu­geot 107 for Citroen C2 R2

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