1999 British Rally Championship season

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The 1999 British Rally Championship was a rallying championship season for rally cars conforming to F2 and Group N Regulations, with only the F2 teams and drivers eligible to win the overall title. The championship was won by Finland's Tapio Laukkanen ahead of former champion Gwyndaf Evans and 1998 Champion Martin Rowe. The Manufacturers title was won by Renault.

Calendar

Round Event Date
1 Vauxhall Rally of Wales 13-14 March
2 Pirelli International Rally 24-25 April
3 Scottish Rally 11-12 June
4 Jim Clark Memorial Rally 2-4 July
5 Stena Line Ulster Rally 30-31 July
6 Manx International Rally 9-12 September

Driver Changes'

Alister McRae left Volkswagen to join Hyundai in the World Rally Championship

McRae was replaced by Mark Higgins after Nissan's withdrawal from Rallying

Ford withdrew their works team from the championship

Future WRC Star Toni Gardemeister joined SEAT's BRC Team

Raimund Baumschlager joined the Volkswagen Team

Robbie Head left the series

Leading Entries

Entrant Manufacturer Car No Driver Rounds
Renault Elf Dealer Rallying (Auto-Meca) Renault Megane Maxi Kit Car 1 Martin Rowe All
Renault Elf Dealer Rallying (Auto-Meca) Renault Megane Maxi Kit Car 4 Tapio Laukkanen All
SEAT Cupra Sport SEAT Ibiza Kit Car Evo 2 2 Gwyndaf Evans All
SEAT Cupra Sport SEAT Ibiza Kit Car Evo 2 7 Barbara Armstrong All
SEAT Cupra Sport SEAT Ibiza Kit Car Evo 2 10 Toni Gardemeister All
SEAT Cupra Sport SEAT Ibiza Kit Car Evo 2 11 Mike Brown All
Shell Motorsport Norway SEAT Ibiza Kit Car Evo 2 26 Birger Gundersson 1
Volkswagen Motorsport UK (SBG Sport) Volkswagen Golf GTI Kit Car 3 Mark Higgins All
Volkswagen Motorsport UK (SBG Sport) Volkswagen Golf GTI Kit Car 8 Raimund Baumschlager All
Volkswagen Motorsport UK (SBG Sport) Volkswagen Golf TDI Kit Car 42 Neil Simpson All
Vauxhall Motorsport (RML) Vauxhall Astra Kit Car 5 Jarmo Kytölehto All
Vauxhall Motorsport (RML) Vauxhall Astra Kit Car 6 Neil Wearden All
Peugeot Sport UK Peugeot 106 Maxi Kit Car 14 Justin Dale All
Proton Motorsports (Harry Hockly) Proton Satria 15 Mats Andersson All
Proton Motorsports (Harry Hockly) Proton Satria 16 Jenny Davies 1-3
Proton Motorsports (Harry Hockly) Proton Satria 16 Geoff Jones 5-6
Boland Motorsport Ford Escort Kit Car 22 Stuart Egglestone All
Boland Motorsport Ford Escort Kit Car 26 Julian Porter All
Barretts Motorsport Subaru Impreza WRX 18 David Higgins All
Duncan Mcmath Toyota Celica GT-Four 20 Jonny Milner All
Dom Buckley Motorsport Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 5 19 Dom Buckley 1-2
Dom Buckley Motorsport Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 5 19 Neil Buckley 3-4
Jeremy Easson Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 5 29 Jeremy Easson All
Nik Elsmore Nissan Sunny GTI 37 Nik Elsmore All
Richard Tuthill Subaru Impreza WRX 24 Richard Tuthill All
Daniel Dunbabin Skoda Felicia 83 Daniel Dunbabin All
Polar Motorsport Opel Corsa Maxi Kit Car 27 Markko Ipatti All
Proton Motorsports (Harry Hockly) Proton Satria 16 Martin Meadows 4
Ford Motor Company Ford Puma 62 Ben Briant All
Team Mitsubishi Ralliart Finland Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 5 33 Juuso Pykalisto All

Drivers Championship

Pos Entrant R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Pts
1 Tapio Laukkanen 2nd 1st 1st 1st 5th DNF 144
2 Gwyndaf Evans DNF 4th 4th 3rd 2nd 3rd 122
3 Martin Rowe 1st DNF 2nd 2nd DNF 1st 120
4 Raimund Baumschlager 7th 6th 5th 8th DNF 2nd 96
5 Justin Dale 9th 9th 7th 9th 4th 4th 95
6 Mark Higgins 3rd 3rd DNF 6th 3rd DNF 93
7 Jarmo Kytölehto 4th 5th DNF 7th DNF DNF
Toni Gardemeister DNF 2nd 3rd 4th DNF DNF
Neil Wearden 5th 10th DNF 5th 1st DNF

Manufacturers Championship

Pos Entrant R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Pts
1 Renault 16 16 16 16 6 16 86
2 Volkswagen 12 9 9 7 9 12 58
3 SEAT 0 12 12 12 12 9 57
4 Vauxhall 9 7 0 9 16 0 41
5 Peugeot 7 6 7 6 7 7 40
6 Proton 0 5 6 5 5 5 26

References[edit]

Mobil 1 British Rally Championship 1999 VHS Review: Duke Video Marketing Ltd., Isle of Man

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