Sunday, 21 August 2011

Rally - Bogie Still Leads BRC

David Bogie and Kevin Rae did their Dulux British Rally Championship hopes no end of good with a fighting fourth place in their Mitsubishi Lancer on the two day Ulster Rally which finished today.

Mind you, they had a lucky escape when they hit a rock on the first stage of the event, but didn’t get a puncture, whereas their title rival Elfyn Evans lost over 2 minutes when his Subaru punctured a tyre on the same rock. Evans stormed back into sixth place while fifth was Bogie’s other main title rival, Jonny Greer in the Skoda Fabia S2000.

David Bogie was lucky again when he had to run through SS5 with one slick and one intermediate on the front end having clipped another stone in SS4. Greer had his moments too when he landed badly in the verge after a jump and damaged a rim in the same stage.

Peter Taylor broke his Clio’s gearbox and Alex Laffey put the Fiesta off the road on SS12.

There was more good news for the Scottish contingent (for a change!) when Garry Pearson and Laura Marshall finished third in the British Rally Challenge with a scintillating third place in their Nissan Micra Super 1000. The Scottish duo were on the pace all day long beaten only by Jack Rowe (Fiesta R2) and Jamie Brown (Fiesta ST).

Having changed the driveshaft broken on the Solway Coast (by his wee brother Gary!) Ruary MacLeod finished fourth in his Honda Civic.

Jim McRae and Pauline Gullick won the FIA Historic Class in their Porsche 911.

David Bogie now leads the BRC on 94 points from Evans, 80 and Greer, 77.

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