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BRC Crews Take On Wales Rally GB

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Jason Pritchard - Photo Credit:

Jason Pritchard leads the BRC contingent after a strong performance on the IRC round in Scotland - Photo Credit:

This weekend's Wales Rally GB sees a strong contingent of crews that have taken part in the MSA British Rally Championship and its support series the BRC Challenge.

The highest seeded of the BRC drivers is Welshman Jason Pritchard. The 23-year-old finished third in last year's BRC, but after a tricky start to 2011 he opted to make selected international appearances in the IRC and WRC in his Subaru Impreza, co-driven by Dale Furniss.

Next up is 2011 runner-up and Pirelli Star Driver Elfyn Evans, behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta R2 together with co-driver Andrew Edwards. They will look for a repeat of their most recent WRC start, when they won the 2WD category on Rallye de France.

Also in R2-spec Fiestas are father and son team Kit and Tim Leigh, as well as Scot John MacCrone and Stuart Louden.

Three champions from this year's BRC will also be present. BRC Challenge and Fiesta SportChallenge winners Jack Rowe and co-driver Alex Lee (Fiesta R2) are joined by BRC Challenge Ladies Champions Becky Kirvan and Karen Watts (Fiesta ST).

Fiesta SportTrophy Champion and third-placed BRC Junior Osain Pryce starts as the highest-seeded front-wheel drive runner on the rally's national event, co-driven by Iestyn Williams. After Wales Rally GB, Pryce will compete for the BRC's Pirelli Star Driver prize.

Also contesting the national event are BRC Challenge crew James Watts and George Morrison in their Volkswagen Polo.

Three former BRC drivers complete their WRC Academy campaigns in Wales. Craig Breen lies second in the points behind leader Egon Kaur and can claim the title if things go his way. Another to watch will be Alastair Fisher, who won the category last time out in France. 2010 Ladies champion Molly Taylor completes the BRC runners.

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