Harry Hunt has become the first British winner of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge 2WD Cup, in only his second season of rallying.

Although he is a comparative newcomer to the sport, the London-based youngster won his class twice this year on the Eurosport-backed series - an alternative to the World Rally Championship - with his latest victory securing him the title on the Cyprus Rally over the weekend.

"I've got a lot to learn, but it's great to finally have a title under my belt with the IRC 2WD Cup," said the 22-year-old.

"We've had a really enjoyable season in the IRC and I'd like to thank Eurosport for putting on such a great show this year, but naturally I was feeling a little nervous heading into today!

"In the end we concentrated on doing what we had to do and got the car to the finish. Just in case we did encounter any problems we had the car loaded up with spare parts but thankfully we didn't need them, as the Fiesta has been brilliantly reliable all year."

Hunt now heads straight to Wales for the start of the recce for the Rally GB - the final round of this year's World Rally Championship, where he will have the chance to add another title to his collection in his distinctive lime green Ford Fiesta R2.

Hunt is currently leading the Fiesta SportTrophy International going into the final round, having already secured the FIA Junior World Championship Rookie Cup on the Rally of Spain last month.



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