Frenchman Adrien Fourmaux added his name to a spectacular list of champions last weekend, by sealing the coveted Motorsport UK British Rally Championship title with victory at Trackrod Rally Yorkshire last weekend.
The M-Sport factory ace (below right) and co-driver Alexandre Coria blitzed the opposition throughout the two-day event, returning a flawless performance behind the wheel of his Pirelli-shod Ford Fiesta Rally2 to take the overall rally win and with it, the sought-after crown which would head back to the squad’s Dovenby Hall in Cumbria for the first time since 2019.
“What a fantastic season in the BRC and it is really nice for me to have my name alongside so many famous names on the trophy, we can be really proud of what we have done this season and I have really enjoyed coming to Britain and competing on so many different events”.
“Five wins is a nice feeling actually and the team have done such a good job on the car. We came here for time in the car and to try some new things and it has worked really well. I have really enjoyed my time in the championship and actually, it’s been a tough season, I am happy to win the trophy”.
The British Rally Championship was also able to crown another champion at the weekend, thanks to a solid performance from Northern Ireland’s Alan Carmichael in his Hyundai i20. The return to gravel saw the switch back to his trusty right-hand drive example after sampling a brand new i20 N Rally2 at Rali Ceredigion and that move proved a fruitful one, becoming a back-to-back National Rally Title Champion despite a rollercoaster of a season.
The co-driver’s crown is still up for grabs and could well be decided at the final round in Wales at the end of October.
Stuart McLaren suffered with the ruts in the Yorkshire forests thanks to being one of the last cars on the road, but would still reach the finish in Filey in his Opel Kadette GT/E. McLaren and co-driver Adam Entwhistle enjoyed a trouble-free run to secure their second National Rally Title finish of the season.
With the overall BRC and the National Rally Title decided, the focus now switches to the runners-up spots and the Junior crown at the final round of the season, the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally at the end of October.