Tom Cave secures runner-up spot in MSA British Rally Championship with inspired drive


Tom Cave - Credit: MSA British Rally Championship
Tom Cave - Credit: MSA British Rally Championship

Tom Cave and co-driver James Morgan secured the runner-up spot in the 2016 MSA British Rally Championship this weekend with a well driven second place finish in the Rally Isle of Man.

Newly crowned champion Elfyn Evans was once again on form to top the results with former BRC champion Mark Higgins securing second place on the road. Higgins wasn’t eligible for BRC points, meaning that Cave was classified second in class, taking the maximum points he had hoped for.

“It was a long three days and having never been here before I didn’t know what to expect with the calibre of drivers on the entry list” said Cave. “We knew what we had to do to take second in the championship.

“When Fredrik [Ahlin] retired the pressure lifted from us and then I found it difficult to get into a rhythm so I had to revaluate. It was a good scrap with Desi [Henry] all weekend but I didn’t want to get into that fight as the sole aim was the championship, but I couldn’t help myself as I kept asking James [Morgan] what times Desi Henry had done!

Cave added, “I am really pleased to have taken second in the series. It was a realistic target at the start of the year and to finish behind Elfyn who has driven brilliantly all year is a real achievement and I want to thank the whole team, sponsors, James and everyone involved. It’s been a great year.”