Wednesday, 26 September 2012

BRC Challenge Champion Sykes aims to end season on a high

Stourbridge’s Richard Sykes is aiming to finish his championship-winning BRC Challenge season on a high next weekend when he contests the Trackrod Challenge rally in Yorkshire.

After a double-success on the last round in Ulster Sykes took an insurmountable lead in the BRC Challenge title race to take the championship crown and he is looking for another win in the final round to round off a fantastic year in his Bathams Brewery, G I Sykes Ltd, Boroughbridge Marina and Silverstone Tyres-supported Citroën C2 R2 Max.

“I can’t wait for the Trackrod,” said Sykes. “I can go flat out from the start without having to worry about the championship. We are happy and confident in the car and after watching Rally GB last week I can’t wait to get back in the forest. We will be testing before the event to shake both us and the car down.”

“We’ve really enjoyed the BRC Challenge this year and would recommend the championship to anyone as it’s a great competition with great events and great coverage. We hope to look at the main BRC again next year with our prize entries. Massive thanks to all my sponsors and the team members who have put in such a fantastic effort.”

 The rally starts on Friday evening with a challenging 15 mile stage in the pitch dark of Dalby with the Challenge crews facing a total of 45 miles of competitive stages in the forests of North Yorkshire.

Television coverage of the BRC Challenge is on British Rally Zone this weekend on Sky Sports.

Image courtesy Jakob Ebrey