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Flodin wins finale, Wilks crowned.

Patrik Flodin has secured the final win of the Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship after taking honours on the seventh round of the season – 'part two' of Wales Rally GB.

Flodin, who also took the Production World Rally Championship victory after Patrick Sandell ran into problems late on day three, finished ahead of Guy Wilks and Gyndaf Evans who took second and third for Mitsubishi.

Wilks' second place finish, alongside problems for Mark and David Higgins, was enough to see him crowned BRC champion for the second successive season while Mitsubishi also reclaimed the teams' title.

Having registered for the BRC back in April, Flodin not only secured maximum points for round seven but also the nomination for the coveted Pirelli Star Driver shootout, with the eventual winner taking a fully funded drive in the 2008 BRC.

Jason Pritchard put in a stunning drive to fourth place in the points, as well as securing the Citroen C2R2 overall and Junior Cups. The Junior win adds his name to the Pirelli Star Driver final too and with the overall title comes a Citroën C2R2 Max kit worth around €34,000

David Higgins finished fifth in the Team TQ.com Subaru after an off on Saturday caused him to use Super Rally to continue, but his team-mate Hugh Evans had an engine failure on the very last stage, galling for the team boss.

Gordon Nichol won the Rally 1 class in the sole Suzuki Swift in the event, an astounding feat as he lost his job in the run-up, but the whole team rallied round to get him to the finish unscathed.

Andrew Hockridge was runner up in the Rally 2 behind Pritchard, needing his fellow Welshman to retire to secure the Championship.

Nathan O'Connor retired his C2 on the penultimate stage after a spirited drive on his second BRC event of the year.


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