Rally UK »

Higgins: Trackrod result still up in air...

Triple British Rally champion Mark Higgins has said that the result of the International Rally Yorkshire might not be confirmed until after December's season finale, the Wales Rally GB.

The Trackrod, which took place at the end of September, was won convincingly on the stages by Mitsubishi's Guy Wilks. However post-event he was excluded after the steering column in his Lancer was protested by Atlas TEG Sport.

This provisionally handed the win to Mark, until October 10, when it was thrown out, when Rod Parkin, Rally Yorkshire's clerk of the course, reported that Atlas TEG Sport were 'not in possession of a valid Entrants Licence' and 'therefore were not in a position to lodge a protest'.

Since then another protest has gone in and accordingly the results for Rally Yorkshire remain provisional until the outcome of the new stewards' hearing is known, and any possible subsequent appeals have been heard.

"It is still up in the air and we might not even know going into Rally GB [what the result is]," Higgins told Crash.net Radio recently.

"From a personal point of view, whoever really wins GB is going to be the fair winner of it - regardless of what happens with the stewards meetings that are going on at the moment.

"We have just got to do our best and if I get a win it means everything is immaterial of what has gone on with the Trackrod anyway. That is my goal, just to do the best on that rally."

So has this and the other off-stage shenanigans in 2008 hurt the BRC?

"I don't think it is ever good. But rules are rules. We had to abide by them with regard to what happened in Ulster and we lost points in the teams' cup [with what happened with Phillip Morrow]. It has got quite bitter unfortunately," Mark added.

"But hopefully it can all be put behind us and we can just get down to driving and doing the job on Rally GB."

Looking to GB meanwhile, Higgins admitted that it is going to be tough to know precisely how to play it, especially as it is such a long event.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Mark Higgins/Rory Kennedy
Sunoco Fuels
Sunoco Fuels
Sunoco Fuels
Sunoco Fuels
Sunoco Fuels
BRC Podium BRC Podium Dean Raftery / Aileen Kelly Ford Fiesta and Calvin Beattie / Martin Brady Ford Fiesta, Osian Pryce / Dale Furniss Citroen DS3 R3T
BRC Podium BRC Podium Dean Raftery / Aileen Kelly Ford Fiesta and Calvin Beattie / Martin Brady Ford Fiesta, Osian Pryce / Dale Furniss Citroen DS3 R3T
BRC Podium BRC Podium Dean Raftery / Aileen Kelly Ford Fiesta and Calvin Beattie / Martin Brady Ford Fiesta, Osian Pryce / Dale Furniss Citroen DS3 R3T
Gus Greensmith / Melanie Holmes Ford Fiesta
Gus Greensmith / Melanie Holmes Ford Fiesta
Gus Greensmith / Melanie Holmes Ford Fiesta
Calvin Beattie  Ford Fiesta
Richard Sykes  Citroen C2R2
Richard Sykes  Citroen C2R2
Richard Sykes  Citroen C2R2
Richard Sykes  Citroen C2R2
Richard Sykes  Citroen C2R2

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


oesterreich hotel - Unregistered

May 03, 2010 3:47 AM

Weak Error,cup protection extend public discuss commercial under scientist plus fill know entitle channel stone against farm below under expense ignore join expensive guide title where prefer review amount seat factor dead sequence press represent express merely reveal collection under combination event fear serve unemployment dog fill tomorrow shop somewhere modern process train up minute cell route member law item suppose popular consist express call link economic royal occur down model stock spend grow publish recommend much roof twice region cover regional hand population code bottle excellent accept



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.