PREVIEW: British Rally Championship 2016 – Round 5: Nicky Grist Stages


As the MSA British Rally Championship reaches its conclusion, the teams and drivers head to Wales for Round 5 of the 2016 BRC season.

DMACK British Rally Team’s Elfyn Evans heads a star-studded line-up in which the Welshman, along with his co-driver Craig Parry in the Ford Fiesta R5 have been seeded number one for their home rally.

The DMACK British Rally Team crew lead the MSA British Rally Championship Team standings, meaning they will be the team to start off the two-day rally from the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells on Friday.

CA1 Sport Team’s Fredrik Åhlin/Morten Abrahamsen (Ford Fiesta R5) and David Bogie/Kevin Rae (ŠKODA Fabia R5) are seeded two and three, behind Evans. While Spencer Sport’s Tom Cave/James Morgan is seeded fourth while the 2013 Nicky Grist Stage winners Euan Thorburn and Paul Beaton (Peugeot 208T16) are seeded fifth in this year’s Nicky Grist Stages.

Completing the top 10 seeds for the Nicky Grist Stages are Josh Moffett/John Rowan (Ford Fiesta R5), Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (ŠKODA Fabia R5), Jonathan Greer/Kirsty Riddick (Citroën DS3 R5), Jamie Anderson/Ross Whittock (Ford Fiesta R5) and Matt Edwards/Will Rogers (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX).

Former World Rally Championship-winning co-driver Nicky Grist said “We are in for a real treat this weekend! With the mixture of the leading BRC and BTRDA crews, the pace will be fierce for the lead from the word go. While I am sure the crews will be looking forward to it, I think the spectators will be more so. The fabulous vantage points on the route will make the spectacle come alive.”