Sunday, 26 May 2013

Brown looking to continue early season promise on Jim Clark rally

Rochdale’s Steve Brown will contest his second MSA Asphalt Championship event of the year next weekend when he competes on the Jim Clark National rally in Scotland.

After a podium position on the Tour of Epynt in March Brown is aiming for another good result to boost his championship points tally.

With his new car not yet finished Brown will use his trusty Nissan Micra 1300 once more. The Mintex Racing, Fuchs Titan Race, 710 Oil's, PIAA and Sabelt UK-supported machine showed good pace on the tarmac events Brown contested in 2012 and the tough and testing closed public roads of the Scottish Borders should be no different.

“It’s a shame the new car isn’t ready but the purple Micra will be up to the job,” said Brown. “It’s my first time competing on the Jim Clark and I cannot wait for the start. We’re straight into the action with a hugely popular spectator stage in Duns town centre on Friday night closely followed by a very challenging 16 mile stage at Abbey St Bathans.”

“We’ve got a full day of competition on Saturday too so it’s an event that tests both man and machine to the maximum. We’ll be pushing the little Micra as hard as we can and hopefully we will be battling for a class podium again.”

"We will be using a HID Lamp pod from PIAA for the three night stages, we’ll have new gearbox and engine oil from 710 Oils/Fuchs and a new set of Mintex F6 pads for the event so I have to thank my sponsors for their support."

The rally will start in Duns on Friday evening with the crews facing 100 miles of competition before the finish late on Saturday afternoon in Kelso.