The great and good of British rallying descended upon Manchester for the 2017 Prestone MSA British Rally Championship Awards on Saturday 25 November. As well as celebrating the success of the 2017 champions, the night looked back at the glorious history of Britain’s premier rallying series as the BRC celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2018.
In the stunning Principal Hotel in Manchester, drivers, co-drivers, team members, events, sponsors, supporters, past champions and fans gathered to celebrate in style.
After a long-hard season on the stages, the 2017 roll of honour was hosted by Colin Clark.
Prestone MSA Ladies British Rally Champion – Nabila Tejpar – Presented by Stuart Turner
Prestone MSA BRC National Rally Cup – John Morrison/Peter Carstairs – Presented by Howard Davies
Prestone MSA BRC 4 – David White/Matthew White – Presented by Nicky Grist
Prestone MSA BRC Production Cup – Spencer Wilkinson/Glyn Thomas – Presented by Nicky Grist
Prestone MSA BRC Cadet First Overall – Josh Cornwell/Richard Bliss – Presented by Mark Higgins
Prestone MSA BRC Cadet Second Overall – Tom Williams/Max Haines-Messenger – Presented by Mark Higgins
Prestone MSA BRC Cadet Third Overall – Alex Waterman/Harry Thomas – Presented by Mark Higgins
Best BRC Event – Ypres Rally collected by Alain Penasse – Presented by Jimmy McRae and Derek Wilson from Network Q
Prestone MSA BRC Teams – M-Sport collected by BRC Team Manager Scott Erskine – Presented by David Richards
Prestone MSA BRC Manufacturers – Ford collected by Malcolm Wilson – Presented by David Richards
Prestone Motorsport News Junior BRC First Overall – Callum Devine/Keith Moriarty – Presented by Malcolm Wilson and Claire Fenton from Prestone
Prestone Motorsport News Junior BRC Second Overall – William Creighton/Liam Regan – Presented by Malcolm Wilson
Prestone Motorsport News Junior BRC Third Overall – Oscar Solberg/Dean O’ Sullivan Presented by Malcolm Wilson
Prestone MSA British Rally Championship First Overall – Keith Cronin/Mikie Galvin – Presented by Claire Fenton from Prestone and Ari Vatanen
Prestone MSA British Rally Championship Second Overall – Fredrik Ahlin/Torstein Eriksen – Presented by Claire Fenton from Prestone and Ari Vatanen
Prestone MSA British Rally Championship Third Overall – Matt Edwards/Dale Furniss – Presented by Claire Fenton from Prestone and Ari Vatanen
Closing the Awards were two legendary panels with rallying royalty. Stuart Turner, Russell Brookes and Jimmy McRae were followed by David Richards, Malcolm Wilson, Mark Higgins and Ari Vatanen on the stage – all grilled by Howard Davies. Following the BRC Awards and Legends, the night was musically closed by ‘The Different Lights’.