Round 5: Rally Isle of Man, 11-13 September
Daniel McKenna and co-driver Arthur Kierans became the MSA British Rally Champions when they crossed the finish line at the Rally Isle of Man.
The pair secured the title ahead of rivals Osian Pryce and Dale Furniss, who lost any chance of victory when they clipped a curb on stage 15. New champion McKenna said: “It’s unbelievable and still hasn’t sunk in yet. It has been four years since we first competed in the BRC and we left no stone unturned in our preparations for this event. It is especially significant that it is 40 years since the first Irishman won the BRC and we won his (Billy Coleman) award on our way to this title.”
Calvin Beattie and Martin Brady were the only crew from the BRC entries to complete every single stage of the Rally Isle of Man, taking top step of the BRC overall event podium.
Provisional championship standings1 Daniel McKenna – 108 points (CHAMPION)2 Osian Pryce – 973 Dean Raferty – 884 Calvin Beattie – 855 Gus Greensmith – 76.5