MSA English Rally Championship

Round 2: Malcolm Wilson Rally, 2 March

Reigning Champions Julian Wilkes and co-driver Will Rutherford fended off Mat Smith and Giles Dykes to score maximum points in Class E2 and move into the championship lead.

Nineteen-year-old Alex Parpottas (Fiesta R2) won the up to 1600cc class to take maximum points in Class E3, while 18-year-old former MSA Academy member Aaron McClure and Tom Woodburm (Ford Fiesta ST) scored maximum points in Class E4.

In contrast the vastly experienced Peter Smith and Patrick Walsh (Ford Escort Mk1) scored maximum points in Class E5. Perhaps the best result of the day came from Slovenias Marko Jaramcurrently living in the UK and working at M-Sportwho finished two minutes ahead of his nearest rivals.

Resultsclass winners  E5 Peter Smith / Patrick Walsh (Ford Escort Mk2) 53m31sE4 Aaron McClure / Tom Woodburn (Ford Fiesta ST) 54m44sE3 Alex Parpottas / Jack Morton (Ford Fiesta R2) 53m31sE2 Julian Wilkes / Will Rutherford (Vauxhall Nova) 52m42sE1 Marko Jaram / Steve Green (Nissan Micra) 55m54s

Provisional championship standings1 Julian Wilkes50 points2 James West483 Mat Smith464 Theo Bengry435 Daniel Wakefield43