British Rally Championship

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British Rally Championship
British Rally Championship logo.jpg
Country United Kingdom
Inaugural season 1958
Drivers Varies from event to event
Tyre suppliers open
Drivers' champion Republic of Ireland Daniel McKenna
Official website msabrc.com/
Motorsport current event.svg Current season
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
2015 no championship held
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 United Kingdom Marshall Clarke Citroen DS3 R3T
2011 United Kingdom David Bogie United Kingdom Kevin Rae Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX R4
2010 Republic of Ireland Keith Cronin United Kingdom Barry McNulty Subaru Impreza STi N15
2009 Republic of Ireland Keith Cronin Republic of Ireland Greg Shinnors Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX R4
2008 United Kingdom Guy Wilks Republic of Ireland Rory Kennedy* Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX R4
2007 United Kingdom Guy Wilks United Kingdom Phil Pugh Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX R4
2006 United Kingdom Mark Higgins Republic of Ireland Rory Kennedy Subaru Impreza STi N12
2005 United Kingdom Mark Higgins United Kingdom Bryan Thomas Ford Focus RS WRC 02
2004 United Kingdom David Higgins Republic of Ireland Brian Murphy* Hyundai Accent WRC Evo 3
2003 United Kingdom Jonny Milner United Kingdom Nicky Beech Toyota Corolla WRC
2002 United Kingdom Jonny Milner United Kingdom Nicky Beech Toyota Corolla WRC
2001 not held due to foot-and-mouth crisis
2000 Finland Marko Ipatti United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom Martin Rowe United Kingdom Derek Ringer Renault Mégane Maxi
1997 United Kingdom Mark Higgins United Kingdom Phil Mills Nissan Sunny GTi
1996 United Kingdom Gwyndaf Evans United Kingdom Howard Davies Ford Escort RS2000
1995 United Kingdom Alister McRae United Kingdom David Senior Nissan Sunny GTi
1994 United Kingdom Malcolm Wilson United Kingdom Bryan Thomas Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1993 United Kingdom Richard Burns United Kingdom Robert Reid Subaru Legacy RS
1992 United Kingdom Colin McRae United Kingdom Derek Ringer Subaru Legacy RS
1991 United Kingdom Colin McRae United Kingdom Derek Ringer Subaru Legacy RS
1990 United Kingdom David Llewellin United Kingdom Phil Short Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165

RACMSA British Open Rally Championship

Season Champion Co-Driver Car
1989 United Kingdom David Llewellin United Kingdom Phil Short Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165
1988 United Kingdom Jimmy McRae United Kingdom Rob Arthur Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
1987 United Kingdom Jimmy McRae United Kingdom Ian Grindrod Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
1986 United Kingdom Mark Lovell United Kingdom Roger Freeman Ford RS200
1985 United Kingdom Russell Brookes United Kingdom Mike Broad Opel Manta 400
1984 United Kingdom Jimmy McRae United Kingdom Mike Nicholson Opel Manta 400
1983 Sweden Stig Blomqvist Sweden Bjorn Cederberg Audi Quattro A2
1982 United Kingdom Jimmy McRae United Kingdom Ian Grindrod Opel Ascona 400
1981 United Kingdom Jimmy McRae United Kingdom Ian Grindrod Opel Ascona 400
1980 Finland Ari Vatanen United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom Russell Brookes United Kingdom John Brown Ford Escort RS1800
1976 Finland Ari Vatanen United Kingdom Peter Bryant Ford Escort RS1800
1975 United Kingdom Roger Clark United Kingdom Jim Porter Ford Escort RS1800
1974 Republic of Ireland Billy Coleman Republic of Ireland Dan O'Sullivan Ford Escort RS1600
1973 United Kingdom Roger Clark United Kingdom Jim Porter Ford Escort RS1600
1972 United Kingdom Roger Clark United Kingdom Jim Porter Ford Escort RS1600
1971 United Kingdom Chris Sclater United Kingdom Martin Holmes Ford Escort RS1600
1970 United Kingdom Will Sparrow Nigel Raeburn Mini Cooper S 1275
1969 United Kingdom John Bloxham United Kingdom Richard Harper Lancia Fulvia HF/Ford Escort TC
1968 United Kingdom Colin Malkin United Kingdom John Brown Hillman Rallye Imp
1967 United Kingdom Jim Bullough United Kingdom Don Barrow Ford Lotus Cortina
1966 United Kingdom Roy Fidler Alan Taylor Triumph 2000
1965 United Kingdom Roger Clark United Kingdom Jim Porter Ford Cortina
1964 United Kingdom Eric Jackson United Kingdom Ken Joseph Ford Cortina GT
1963 United Kingdom Tony Fisher Brian Melia Mini Cooper
1962 United Kingdom Tony Fisher Brian Melia Mini Cooper
1961 United Kingdom Bill Bengry David Skeffington Volkswagen 1500
1960 United Kingdom Bill Bengry David Skeffington Volkswagen 1200
1959 United Kingdom John Sprinzel Stuart Turner Austin-Healey Sprite
1958 Ron Gouldbourn Stuart Turner Triumph TR3A

Multiple wins by individual[edit]

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