Michèle Mouton drives an Audi Quattro A2 at the 1985 Welsh Rally.

The British Rally Championship is a rallying series based in the United Kingdom. The first championship was run in 1958[1] 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

MSA British Rally Championship

Season Champion Co-Driver Car
2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2019 United Kingdom Matt Edwards United Kingdom Patrick Walsh Ford Fiesta R5
2018 United Kingdom Matt Edwards United Kingdom Darren Garrod Ford Fiesta R5
2017 Republic of Ireland Keith Cronin Republic of Ireland Ford Fiesta R5
2016 Wales Elfyn Evans United Kingdom Craig Parry Ford Fiesta R5
2015 Cancelled
2014 Republic of Ireland Daniel McKenna Republic of Ireland Arthur Kierans Citroen DS3 R3T
2013 Finland 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
United Kingdom Guy Wilks Republic of Ireland Rory Kennedy* Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX R4
United Kingdom Guy Wilks United Kingdom Phil Pugh Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX R4
United Kingdom Mark Higgins Republic of Ireland Rory Kennedy Subaru Impreza STI N12 R4
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 United Kingdom Nicky Beech Toyota Corolla WRC
2002 United Kingdom United Kingdom Nicky Beech Toyota Corolla WRC
2001 Cancelled due to foot-and-mouth crisis
2000 Finland 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
Wales Gwyndaf Evans United Kingdom Howard Davies Ford Escort RS2000
United Kingdom Alister McRae United Kingdom David Senior Nissan Sunny GTi
United Kingdom Malcolm Wilson United Kingdom Bryan Thomas Ford Escort RS Cosworth
United Kingdom Richard Burns United Kingdom Robert Reid Subaru Legacy RS
United Kingdom Colin McRae United Kingdom Derek Ringer Subaru Legacy RS
United Kingdom Colin McRae United Kingdom Derek Ringer Subaru Legacy RS
United Kingdom David Llewellin United Kingdom Phil Short Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165

RACMSA British Open Rally Championship

Season Champion Co-Driver Car
United Kingdom David Llewellin United Kingdom Phil Short Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165
United Kingdom Jimmy McRae United Kingdom Rob Arthur Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
United Kingdom Jimmy McRae United Kingdom Ian Grindrod Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
United Kingdom Mark Lovell United Kingdom Roger Freeman Ford RS200
United Kingdom Russell Brookes United Kingdom Mike Broad Opel Manta 400
1984 United Kingdom Jimmy McRae United Kingdom Mike Nicholson Opel Manta 400
Sweden Stig Blomqvist Sweden Björn Cederberg Audi Quattro A2
United Kingdom Jimmy McRae United Kingdom Ian Grindrod Opel Ascona 400
United Kingdom Jimmy McRae United Kingdom Ian Grindrod Opel Ascona 400
Finland Ari Vatanen United Kingdom David Richards Ford Escort RS1800
Finland Pentti Airikkala Finland Risto Virtanen Vauxhall Chevette HSR
Finland Hannu Mikkola Sweden Arne Hertz Ford Escort RS1800

RAC British Rally Championship

Season Champion Co-Driver Car
United Kingdom Russell Brookes United Kingdom John Brown Ford Escort RS1800
Finland Ari Vatanen United Kingdom Peter Bryant Ford Escort RS1800
United Kingdom Roger Clark United Kingdom Jim Porter Ford Escort RS1800
Republic of Ireland Billy Coleman Republic of Ireland Dan O'Sullivan Ford Escort RS1600
United Kingdom Roger Clark United Kingdom Jim Porter Ford Escort RS1600
United Kingdom Roger Clark United Kingdom Jim Porter Ford Escort RS1600
United Kingdom United Kingdom Martin Holmes Ford Escort RS1600
United Kingdom Nigel Raeburn Mini Cooper S 1275
United Kingdom United Kingdom Richard Harper Lancia Fulvia HF/Ford Escort TC
United Kingdom United Kingdom John Brown Hillman Rallye Imp
United Kingdom United Kingdom Don Barrow Ford Lotus Cortina
United Kingdom Alan Taylor Triumph 2000
United Kingdom Roger Clark United Kingdom Jim Porter Ford Cortina
United Kingdom United Kingdom Ken Joseph Ford Cortina GT
United Kingdom Brian Melia Mini Cooper
United Kingdom Brian Melia Mini Cooper
United Kingdom David Skeffington Volkswagen 1500
United Kingdom David Skeffington Volkswagen 1200
United Kingdom John Sprinzel Stuart Turner Austin-Healey Sprite
Stuart Turner Triumph TR3A

Multiple wins by individual

Name Titles Winning Years
Scotland Jimmy McRae 5 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1988
United Kingdom Roger Clark 4 1965, 1972, 1973, 1975
Republic of Ireland Keith Cronin 2009, 2010, 2012, 2017
United Kingdom Mark Higgins 3 1997, 2005, 2006
United Kingdom Bill Bengry 2 1960, 1961
United Kingdom Tony Fisher 1962, 1963
United Kingdom Russell Brookes 1977, 1985
Finland Ari Vatanen 1976, 1980
United Kingdom David Llewellin 1989, 1990
Scotland Colin McRae 1991, 1992
United Kingdom Johnny Milner 2002, 2003
United Kingdom Guy Wilks 2007, 2008

Multiple wins by car manufacturer

Name Titles Winning Years
United States Ford 21 1964, 1965, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1996, 2005, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Japan Subaru 5 1991, 1992, 1993, 2006, 2010
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 Toyota 5 1983,[2] [3] 1989, 1990, 2002, 2003
France Citroën 3 2012, 2013, 2014
Germany Volkswagen 2 1960, 1961
Japan Nissan 2 1995, 1997
France Renault 2 1998, 1999

See also

References

External links

MSA British Rally Championship - Official Site