MSA British Rally Championship

Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship

Round 4 - Toddsleap.com Ulster International Rally

Mark Higgins and Rory Kennedy held their nerve to take victory on the Toddsleap.com Ulster International Rally round of the Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship with a winning margin of over a minute from rival Guy Wilks.

The result puts them closer to a fourth British Rally Championship title, closing to within two points of his brother David who finished fifth, but the teams and drivers will be starting to look at dropped scores, with three points scoring opportunities remaining.

Wilks and David Moynihan had problems with the rear differential, costing them around thirty seconds, which was compounded by an off which tore off a wheel, dropping them even further back. They could not close the gap once the rain came, so settled for second place ahead of their new team-mate.

Gwyndaf Evans took a creditable third place in the second Mitsubishi after a ten month lay-off for the 1996 BRC Champion. Phillip Morrow's drive to fourth place was suitably impressive to earn him a nomination for the Pirelli Star Driver shootout at the end of the year

Results

1 E. BOLAND                   SUBARU                  1:56:14.4

2 K. LYNCH                     SUBARU                  1:56:43.0

3 M. HIGGINS*                SUBARU                  1:58:23.4

4 G. WILKS*                    MITSUBISHI            1:59:25.5

5 D. MCGARRITY            SUBARU                  1:59:38.0

6 K. MCKINSTRY             SUBARU                  2:00:26.1

7 G. EVANS*                   MITSUBISHI            2:00:31.4

8 P. MORROW*               SUBARU                  2:01:35.4

9 G. ALLEN                     TOYOTA                 2:02:42.5

10 D. HIGGINS*               SUBARU                  2:02:44.0

* Denotes BRC registered