McErlean wins Pirelli International Rally double

Josh McErlean won a second-straight victory in the Pirelli International Rally

Pirelli-equipped Junior British Rally Championship driver Josh McErlean won his second straight win in the category on the Pirelli International Rally. McErlean and co-driver Keaton Williams followed their asphalt triumph on the West Cork Rally by leading the way on the gravel stages of Kielder Forest. The Peugeot 208 R2 pair took victory by 53 seconds.

Pirelli drivers Finlay Retson and Jordan Hone battled to give the latest Ford Fiesta R2T its first podium in the category, with Retson eventually coming out on top to claim third place by just 0.7 seconds. Fourth was still a strong result for Hone on his first time in the car.

David Bogie used Pirelli tyres on his Skoda Fabia R5 to finish third among the BRC crews on the event, while Matthew Robinson claimed the British Historic Rally Championship win with Pirelli rubber on his Ford Escort.

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