Ulster Rally - BRC Round 6

The penultimate round of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship takes place with the John Mullholland Motors Ulster Rally the next stop on the championship's action-packed calendar, a two-day, closed road Tarmac event on the 18/19 August.

Round 6 of The British Rally Championship returns to Derry/Londonderry for the 2017 Ulster Rally and not only is the BRC reaching its end of season, but also the British crews will go toe-to-toe with the best from the Irish Tarmac Championship. The rally starts with a Ceremonial Start in the Walled City, with crews being waved off into the 135-mile event under the shadow of the Guildhall on Friday lunchtime. In between the stages, competitors will visit the rally Service Park at Ebrington Square several times throughout the event allowing engineers and mechanics to work on the state-of-the-art rally cars and repairing any damage inflicted on the challenging route.

BRC competitors will contest 14 timed stages through the bumpy narrow lanes, with speeds at times north of 100mph, the classic event offers a real test to the countrys top rally drivers. Throw in the extra difficulty of changeable Irish weather conditions and stages are there to be tamed by the brave and equally ready to claim the unwary. For those successful enough to make onto the podium, champagne will be spraying on Saturday afternoon at Ebrington Square, with the Peace Bridge and city skyline providing the dramatic backdrop to the celebrations. All of this adds up to one exciting weekend of motor sport action with a large crowd expected.

Overall Championship Positions after 5 Rounds

Pos .. Driver .. Total
1 Fredrik Ahlin 88
2 Osian Pryce 66
3 Matt Edwards 54
4 Keith Cronin 49
5 Rhys Yates 46
6 Martin McCormack 42
7 Jamie Anderson 39
8 David Bogie 37
9 Tom Cave - 22
10 Callum Devine 14

11th August, 2017