Flodin wins, but Wilks and Mitsubishi are crowned British Champions At the final control of Wales Rally GB, the final round of the Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship, Guy Wilks was delighted to not only take his second consecutive...
Flodin wins, but Wilks and Mitsubishi are crowned British Champions
At the final control of Wales Rally GB, the final round of the Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship, Guy Wilks was delighted to not only take his second consecutive BRC title, but with team mate Gwyndaf Evans third, Mitsubishi Motors UK also retake their MSA British Teams' title.
The event winner, Patrik Flodin had his eye firmly on a win in the Production World Rally Championship category, but since he registered for the BRC back in April, he takes maximum points on round seven.
Perhaps more importantly for the young Swede, he takes the nomination for the coveted Pirelli Star Driver shootout on Rally GB, the eventual winner taking a fully funded drive in the 2008 BRC.
Jason Pritchard put in a stunning drive to fourth place in the points, as well as securing the Citroen C2R2 overall and Junior Cups. The Junior win adds his name to the Pirelli Star Driver final too and with the overall title comes a Citroen C2R2 Max kit worth around 34k.
David Higgins finished fifth in the Team TQ.com Subaru after an off on Saturday caused him to use Super Rally to continue, but his team-mate Hugh Evans had an engine failure on the very last stage, galling for the team boss.
Gordon Nichol won the Rally 1 class in the sole Suzuki Swift in the event, an astounding feat as he lost his job in the run-up, but the whole team rallied round to get him to the finish unscathed.
Andrew Hockridge was runner up in the Rally 2 behind Pritchard, needing his fellow Welshman to retire to secure the Championship. Nathan O'Connor sadly retired his C2 on the penultimate stage after a spirited drive on his second BRC event of the year.