Gee Atherton made a welcome return to the British Rally Championship on the Isle of Man. The Downhill Mountain Bike Champion got his first taste of the Tarmac with his new Ford Fiesta R2T in the BRC4 category and settled into a strong pace from the start, fending off recently crowned BRC4 champions David and Matthew White into second on the opening round. The second was to see the two crews do battle once again but a mechanical retirement from the Whites’ allowed Atherton and co-driver Keaton Williams to take the class double on the island and their third of the season.
Morrison makes the National headlines
John Morrison and Peter Carstairs were the final class winners as their guided their Kumho Mitsubishi Evo 9 through the lanes to take the National Rally Cup wins – the icing on their championship winning cake.