Harry Hunt is IRDC Most Improved on Ulster Rally The International Rally Drivers' Club continues to monitor the improvement of drivers within the MSA British Rally Championship and the results from the recent Toddsleap.com Ulster International...
Harry Hunt is IRDC Most Improved on Ulster Rally
The International Rally Drivers' Club continues to monitor the improvement of drivers within the MSA British Rally Championship and the results from the recent Toddsleap.com Ulster International Rally have now been calculated.
Newcomer to rallying and contesting the Fiesta SportTrophy in his debut season, Londoner Harry Hunt is the latest driver to top the IRDC's Most Improved table.
The table is calculated using a unique algorithm which has been employed since the 1980s, taking a representative sample of stage times from each event and comparing them. In this case the sample was taken before Hunt's retirement from the Ulster Rally which is therefore not taken into account.
But the 20 year-old, whose first ever rally was the Fiesta Sport Trophy opener in early March, has improved in speed and confidence in the 24 weeks since he began. By stage five of the 127 mile tarmac rally he had moved into 15th place in the BRC, surely a sign of things to come.
The IRDC scheme operates on an event-by-event basis, but the boffins who make the sums work also have a calculation for the most improved throughout the season, the eventual winner taking a cash prize at the British Rally Championship awards ceremony on October 31st.
Most improved drivers round-by-round
Round 1-2 Kyle Orr
Round 2-3 Fin McCaul
Round 3-4 Mark Higgins
Round 4-5 Harry Hunt
How it works
A raw score for each competitor is calculated on stage times for (usually) four stages chosen across the event. The four stages are chosen to ensure most (if not all) competitors passed through the stage.
Their personal raw score is then compared with the last event and a difference in the two figures is established. The person with the highest difference is shown at the top of the table.