2018 BRC Starts with Round 2 The Pirelli

The 2018 Prestone MSA British Rally Championship is one of the most eagerly anticipated in the series sixty year history. The premier rallying series in the UK will burst into life for yet another thrilling campaign, getting underway in Carlisle, Cumbria with the Pirelli International Rally, 28 April staging the opening round.

The action packed BRC features six rounds across the British Isles with a whistle-stop tour taking in challenging stages across England, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland with the final act taking place on Britains round of the FIA World Rally Championship, the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB. The legendary Ypres Rally in Belgium will once again host the championships popular overseas outing.

This weekend the intrepid British championship crews face a one day shoot out over 80 fast and furious gravel miles in the infamous Kielder Forest complex. The Ceremonial Start will take place at the Pirelli factory on the outskirts of Carlisle before eight timed stages on the fast and flowing gravel roads before a family friendly finish in the centre of Brampton where fans will be able to get up close to the stars and cars.

The rally is open to the public and those wanting to see drivers in the heat of battle on Saturday can watch the action on six of the gravel stages. For those who want to soak up the atmosphere at the finish to watch the successful crews spray the champagne can head to the town of Brampton from 16:00 for a street festival style atmosphere. Food, drink and entertainment will be widely available ahead of the first cars from 18:30.

27th April, 2018