Euan Thorburn brings Peugeot power to MSA BRC title fight

by Vince Pettit

2014 Scottish Rally Champion Euan Thorburn will be taking on the 2016 MSA British Rally Championship in a brand new Peugeot 208 T16 and has made his intentions for the title clear.

“We had an invite from Peugeot Sport in France to test the 208 T16 as they were keen to see a car compete in the UK. They offered us a great deal and it was something we couldn’t turn down. It will certainly be something different and we can’t wait to bring it to the stages,” said Thorburn.

Thorburn was last seen in the BRC in 2011 and since then has won the 2013 BTRDA Championship and Wales Rally GB National Rally in a Ford Focus WRC.

“We have entered the BRC before but never gave it a proper go earlier in my career,” he explained. “Now with a lot more experience and a level playing field with the new rules, it was something we just had to do.

“The events on the calendar are the best in the UK, and I can’t wait to have a go at all of them as they are all special in their own way. The Mid Wales Stages is a great opener and we are looking forward to all of them, especially my home event, the Scottish Rally.

“We are here to compete at the top, as we are in the BRC to do the best job we can. We want to challenge the benchmarks like Elfyn Evans and beat them. I would love to win at home. The BRC is a big thing to enter and it would be unbelievable to win it!”

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