Osian Pryce will be bidding for his fifth consecutive victory in the Pirelli-supported British Rally Championship when the series resumes on the Jim Clark Rally, which uses closed public roads in the Borders region of Scotland this weekend (May 30/31).
Pryce extended his winning run in the BRC on the Pirelli Carlisle RB Foundation Rally earlier this month by narrowly beating the Pirelli Star Driver for 2014, Daniel McKenna on the all-gravel event. The BRC now switches to asphalt for the 18-stage contest and Pryce hopes to add to his tally of championship wins, which dates back to last season.
“Maybe it’s because the Scottish Border roads are just like the Welsh lanes but I really enjoy this rally,” said Pryce, who like McKenna competes in a Citroen DS3 R3T. “The pace on Tarmac is always flat out but the biggest thing about this event is the weather. If it rains, it is a big challenge. Whoever makes the best tyre choice for the stages will do well because the weather is so localised.”
Pirelli is supplying its RX7 and RX5 tyres for the Kelso-based Jim Clark Rally. The RX7 is the softer compound with the RX5 the harder version. In the event of rain, the RE7 will be made available to the competing crews. The action begins in Friday evening with a stage through the streets of Duns. There are eight stages on Friday and 10 on Saturday.