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Wales Rally GB: Citroen C2R2 Cup preview

C2R2s mix it with the rest of the world The 2008 BRC Citroen C2R2 Cup, a feature series in the Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship, gets underway in Cardiff next week (30th Nov -- 2nd Dec) when drivers and co-drivers will mix it with...

C2R2s mix it with the rest of the world

The 2008 BRC Citroen C2R2 Cup, a feature series in the Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship, gets underway in Cardiff next week (30th Nov -- 2nd Dec) when drivers and co-drivers will mix it with teams from the World Rally Championship.

Britain's inaugural Citroen C2R2 Cup will go right down to the wire where any one of five drivers still have a chance of winning the Championship title. The final round Wales Rally GB covers 230 stage miles in the mountainous forests of South Wales. The tough 3 day event will be split into two sections for point scoring purposes only, meaning there is a massive forty championship points still up for grabs.

The favourite to take the title is Welsh youngster Jason Pritchard who leads the series despite not finishing the last round in Yorkshire. Next up is Irishman and the oldest competitor Martin Laverty, followed closely by Cannock based businessman Martin Roberts who missed the first round and Japanese youngster Kaz Kusama. Outsider, but mathematically in with a shout, is the young Pirelli Star Driver finalist George Thomas. George who has shown a blistering pace on occasions has struggled for consistency culminating in a zero-win-zero-win-zero across his score sheet.

So all eyes will be on the timesheets and teams focusing on calculators trying to stay ahead of the latest state of play, it promises to be a real nail biter.

Competitors in the BRC Citroen C2R2's get two bites at the cherry as they will be also competing for honours in the hotly contested British Rally 2 class. The BRC offers prize money in every class and an opportunity to be selected as a finalist for the Pirelli Star Driver shootout competition to win a drive in the 2008 Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship.

-credit: c2r2cup.com

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Teams Citroën World Rally Team