Pirelli International Rally 2017 – Stage Reports – Driver Comments – BRC – Bellingham – Regroup

Pirelli International Rally 2017 – Stage Reports – Driver Comments – BRC

Reporters: Robin and Chris Ellison

Location: Bellingham

After Stage: Regroup

1 Fredrik Ahlin 1st Stage Good – 2nd Stage Loose – No Grip
2 Tom Cave Challenging – comfortable with new car – well happy!
3 Osian Pryce Lot of movement
4 Eyvind Brynildsen Brake pipe broke – 3 miles into SS1
5 David Bogie No power steering SS2
6 Keith Cronin Steeping out on chicane – lot of erratic movement  with car – but very quick
7 Martin McCormack Quite good – caught David Bogie on stage 1 – cost him time with the dust – caught Croni on stage 2 – very chuffed and looking forward to afternoon
8 Desi Henry Very Very Fast – couple of small moments – chinace are what they are – great stages non the less
10 Rhys Yates Stage 1 really fast – rear brakes very very spongy at end of SS2 – driving erratically – SS2 brakes are sorted and has fresh tyres
11 Jamie Anderson Quick stages – struggling to keep up – spun in stage 2 – following the spin – steering rack broke
12 Jonathan Greer As fast as keilder always is – starting to cut up in places – could be rough tomorrow – also looking to making to up more time in afternoon
14 Matt Edwards Both crew members have a could but are battling through – No Dramas appart from 3 point turn on chicance on first stage
15 Stephen Petch  
16 Garry Pearson Short of seat time – a lot of movement on the road – couple of small moments over crests – good so far
17 Alex Laffey No Drams, car is fine , car quick
18 Tom Preston  
19 Peter M Stephenson  
20 James Slaughter  
21 Donnie Macdonald  
22 Oscar Solberg Small spin on stage 2.  No dramas.  Very difficult, not making distance quick enough.  Ready for afternoon but the pace notes are not that good for this section.
23 William Creighton  
24 Meirion Evans  
25 Callum Devine  
26 Marty Gallagher  
27 Cameron Davies  
28 Josh McErlean  
29 Steve Petch  
30 John Morrison  
31 John Wink  
32 Spencer Wilkinson  
33 Peter Smith  
34 James Williams  
35 Josh Cornwell  
36 Fergus Barlow  
37 David White  
38 Tom Williams  
39 TBA  
40 Alex Waterman  
41 Max Utting  
42 James McDiarmid  
43 Bill Lymburn  
44 Donald Carslaw  
45 Matthew Hirst  
46 Tim Phelps  
47 Geoffrey Phelps  
48 Niall Cowan Jnr  
49 Nabila Tejpar  
55 Clive Allford  
56 Ben de Ronde  
57 Chris McCarthy  
58 Tyrone Westall  
59 Blair Thomson  
105 Matthew Robinson  
108 Simon Webster  
110 Ben Friend  
123 David Hutchinson  
131 Tim Metcalfe  
141 Andy Gray