A great week for UK suc­cess

Brits are mak­ing the head­lines across the mo­tor­sport world

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There was noth­ing but wide­spread joy at Kris Meeke’s vic­tory on Rally Spain last week­end, but it wasn’t just the suc­cess that made the Citroen man the star of the event, it was the way that he clinched the win. This was not in­her­ited, but this was earned. It was a really ex­cel­lent per­for­mance, and it should hope­fully boost Wales Rally GB ticket sales even fur­ther.

On the other side of the world, Lewis Hamil­ton took a gi­ant leap to­wards clinch­ing his fourth world ti­tle with glory at Suzuka. It would not just be an­other crown for the Mercedes man, it would be a his­tory-mak­ing bench­mark. No other Brit has won four F1 world ti­tles. We are in the mid­dle of a phe­nom­e­nal pe­riod and it should be judged as that.

Then there is Chris In­gram too, who sealed the Un­der 27s divi­sion of the Euro­pean Rally Cham­pi­onship in Latvia with a dra­matic tri­umph. He has now scooped a £90,000 prize pot and it will cer­tainly help him to con­tinue his ca­reer tra­jec­tory.

It not of­ten that there is a week where there a rea­son to wave the Union flag with a lit­tle more vigour, but this is one. Matt James, Editor

(Twit­ter: @Mat­tjm­news)

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