British Rally Championship

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British Rally Championship
Country United Kingdom
Inaugural season 1958
Drivers' champion Republic of Ireland Daniel McKenna
Michèle Mouton drives an Audi Quattro A2 at the 1985 Welsh Rally.

The MSA British Rally Championship is a rallying series based in the United Kingdom. The first championship was run in 1958 and it has been licensed by the Motor Sports Association (MSA) since 1999. MSA has opted not to run the series in 2015, instead giving its promotion to its own subsidiary (IMS) for 2016.

Champions[edit]

MSA British Rally Championship

Season Champion Co-Driver Car
2014 Republic of Ireland Daniel McKenna Republic of Ireland Arthur Kierans Citroen DS3 R3T
2013 Finland Jukka Korhonen Finland Marko Salminen Citroen DS3 R3T
2012 Republic of Ireland Keith Cronin Northern Ireland Marshall Clarke Citroen DS3 R3T
2011 Scotland David Bogie Scotland Kevin Rae Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX R4
2010 Republic of Ireland Keith Cronin Northern Ireland Barry McNulty Subaru Impreza STi N15
2009 Republic of Ireland Keith Cronin Republic of Ireland Greg Shinnors Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX R4
2008 England Guy Wilks Republic of Ireland Rory Kennedy* Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX R4
2007 England Guy Wilks Wales Phil Pugh Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX R4
2006 Isle of Man Mark Higgins Republic of Ireland Rory Kennedy Subaru Impreza STi N12
2005 Isle of Man Mark Higgins England Bryan Thomas Ford Focus RS WRC 02
2004 Isle of Man David Higgins Republic of Ireland Brian Murphy* Hyundai Accent WRC Evo 3
2003 England Jonny Milner Wales Nicky Beech Toyota Corolla WRC
2002 England Jonny Milner Wales Nicky Beech Toyota Corolla WRC
2001 not held due to foot-and-mouth crisis
2000 Finland Marko Ipatti England Bryan Thomas* Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI N4
1999 Finland Tapio Laukkanen Finland Kaj Lindström Renault Maxi Mégane

*In 2000, Ipatti used both Kari Kajala and Teppo Leino as co-drivers during the season. Hence, runner-up Mark Higgins' co-driver Bryan Thomas was awarded the co-drivers title. Two similar situations occurred in 2004 & 2008. In 2004 David Higgins used Chris Wood, Craig Thorley & Daniel Barritt as co-drivers during the season. Hence, runner-up Austin MacHale' co-driver Brian Murphy was awarded the co-drivers title. In 2008,Wilks used both Phil Pugh and David Moynihan as co-drivers during the season. Again, runner-up Mark Higgins' co-driver Rory Kennedy was awarded the co-drivers title.

RACMSA British Rally Championship

Season Champion Co-Driver Car
1998 Isle of Man Martin Rowe Scotland Derek Ringer Renault Mégane Maxi
1997 Isle of Man Mark Higgins Wales Phil Mills Nissan Sunny GTi
1996 Wales Gwyndaf Evans Wales Howard Davies Ford Escort RS2000
1995 Scotland Alister McRae England David Senior Nissan Sunny GTi
1994 England Malcolm Wilson England Bryan Thomas Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1993 England Richard Burns Scotland Robert Reid Subaru Legacy RS
1992 Scotland Colin McRae Scotland Derek Ringer Subaru Legacy RS
1991 Scotland Colin McRae Scotland Derek Ringer Subaru Legacy RS
1990 Wales David Llewellin England Phil Short Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165

RACMSA British Open Rally Championship

Season Champion Co-Driver Car
1989 Wales David Llewellin England Phil Short Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165
1988 Scotland Jimmy McRae Wales Rob Arthur Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
1987 Scotland Jimmy McRae England Ian Grindrod Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
1986 England Mark Lovell England Roger Freeman Ford RS200
1985 England Russell Brookes England Mike Broad Opel Manta 400
1984 Scotland Jimmy McRae England Mike Nicholson Opel Manta 400
1983 Sweden Stig Blomqvist Sweden Bjorn Cederberg Audi Quattro A2
1982 Scotland Jimmy McRae England Ian Grindrod Opel Ascona 400
1981 Scotland Jimmy McRae England Ian Grindrod Opel Ascona 400
1980 Finland Ari Vatanen Wales David Richards Ford Escort RS1800
1979 Finland Pentti Airikkala Finland Risto Virtanen Vauxhall Chevette HSR
1978 Finland Hannu Mikkola Sweden Arne Hertz Ford Escort RS1800

RAC British Rally Championship

Season Champion Co-Driver Car
1977 England Russell Brookes England John Brown Ford Escort RS1800
1976 Finland Ari Vatanen England Peter Bryant Ford Escort RS1800
1975 England Roger Clark England Jim Porter Ford Escort RS1800
1974 Republic of Ireland Billy Coleman Republic of Ireland Dan O'Sullivan Ford Escort RS1600
1973 England Roger Clark England Jim Porter Ford Escort RS1600
1972 England Roger Clark England Jim Porter Ford Escort RS1600
1971 England Chris Sclater England Martin Holmes Ford Escort RS1600
1970 England Will Sparrow Nigel Raeburn Mini Cooper S 1275
1969 England John Bloxham England Richard Harper Lancia Fulvia HF/Ford Escort TC
1968 England Colin Malkin England John Brown Hillman Rallye Imp
1967 England Jim Bullough England Don Barrow Ford Lotus Cortina
1966 England Roy Fidler Alan Taylor Triumph 2000
1965 England Roger Clark England Jim Porter Ford Cortina
1964 England Eric Jackson England Ken Joseph Ford Cortina GT
1963 England Tony Fisher Brian Melia Mini Cooper
1962 England Tony Fisher Brian Melia Mini Cooper
1961 England Bill Bengry David Skeffington Volkswagen 1500
1960 England Bill Bengry David Skeffington Volkswagen 1200
1959 England John Sprinzel Stuart Turner Austin-Healey Sprite
1958 Ron Gouldbourn Stuart Turner Triumph TR3A

Multiple wins by individual[edit]

Name Titles Winning Years
Scotland Jimmy McRae 5 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1988
England Roger Clark 4 1965, 1972, 1973, 1975
Isle of Man Mark Higgins 3 1997, 2005, 2006
Republic of Ireland Keith Cronin 3 2009, 2010, 2012
England Bill Bengry 2 1960, 1961
England Tony Fisher 2 1962, 1963
England Russell Brookes 2 1977, 1985
Finland Ari Vatanen 2 1976, 1980
Wales David Llewellin 2 1989, 1990
Scotland Colin McRae 2 1991, 1992
England Johnny Milner 2 2002, 2003
England Guy Wilks 2 2007, 2008

Multiple wins by car manufacturer[edit]

Name Titles Winning Years
United States Ford 18 1964, 1965, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1996, 2005
Japan Mitsubishi Motors 5 2000, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
United Kingdom British Motor Corporation 4 1959, 1962, 1963, 1970
Germany Opel 4 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985
Japan Subaru 4 1991, 1992, 1993, 2005
Japan Toyota 3 1990, 2002, 2003
France Citroën 3 2012, 2013, 2014
Germany Volkswagen 2 1960, 1961
Japan Nissan 2 1995, 1997
France Renault 2 1998, 1999

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