Round 2: Brick & Steel Border Counties Rally, 17 March
Reigning champions David Bogie and Kevin Rae were in imperious form on Saturday's 40th Brick & Steel Border Counties rally, taking their second win of the 2012 championship.
Bogie and Rae blasted through the five forest stages in their Mitsubishi EVO 9 a full one minute and fifty seconds quicker than runners-up Mike Faulkner and Peter Foy. "I couldn't have asked for a better result – it all went so smoothly,” said Bogie. "It's also been great weather and the crowds have been out in force on the stages, which were excellent."
Northern Ireland's Jonny Greer secured third overall a further nine seconds back but was not registered for championship points, so Barry Groundwater secured the final SRC podium spot in his EVO 9.
Results1 David Bogie / Kevin Rae (Mitsubishi EVO 9) 42mins17secs2 Mike Faulkner / Peter Foy (Mitsubishi EVO 6) 44m07s3 Jonny Greer / Dai Roberts (Mitsubishi EVO 9) 44m16s (non-SRC)
Championship positions (provisional) after Round 21 David Bogie – 60 points2 Mike Faulkner – 563 Rory Young – 524 Barry Groundwater – 515 John McClory – 48