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Citroen C2R2 Cup Yorkshire preview

Citroen C2R2 Cup round 5 - International Rally Yorkshire The Citroen C2R2 Cup returns, like the main Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship, to gravel this weekend on International Rally Yorkshire. The little 1600 cc front wheel...

Citroen C2R2 Cup round 5 - International Rally Yorkshire

The Citroen C2R2 Cup returns, like the main Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship, to gravel this weekend on International Rally Yorkshire.

The little 1600 cc front wheel drive flyers will contest one of the fastest gravel rallies in Europe, although even the fastest driver cannot seal the championship on this event.

Yorkshire will see five of the contenders battle for overall honours within the C2R2 Cup and for overall BRC position. Jason Pritchard leads the series after an opening event win and consistent points scores all season, retaking the top spot from Martin Roberts, who had a nightmare first day in Ulster.

Pritchard's 100% scoring record leaves him eighteen points clear, but when dropped scores are taken into account at the end of the year, the one make series will undoubtedly be closed up. Martin Laverty took second on home ground in Ulster but George Thomas won for a second time, although with two zero scores, he can't afford any slip-ups on the final events. Japanese driver Kazutomo Kusama has decided to persevere after a run of bad luck at the start of the year was only thrown off in Ulster. He is determined to gain experience in the UK's inaugural C2R2 Cup on "proper" International rallies.

International Rally Yorkshire starts on Saturday 6th October at 9am from Pickering Showground, returning for service at 12.30 and to the finish just after 6pm. The ultra compact route means drivers will need to be on the pace from the off on this sprint event.

-credit: c2r2cup.com

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