O’Sullivan back on the British Rally Championship trail

O’Sullivan back on the British Rally Championship trail

Killarney co-driver Noel O’Sullivan will return to the British Rally Championship later this month.

The opening round of the series, the Neil Howard Rally, based at Oulton Park in Cheshire will run on Monday, May 31.

The Muckross man has teamed up with Welsh driver Osian Pryce for the second time.

O’Sullivan back on the British Rally Championship trail

They started last year’s BRC with a well-earned second place on the championship’s opening round, The Cambrian Rally, but, soon after, the pandemic raised its ugly head and rallying, like many other sports, was halted.

The delayed 2021 British Rally Championship gets underway on the UK Bank Holiday Monday, with a new style event at the famous racetrack, to help get the sport back on track.

The pair will drive a Hyundai i20 R5 on the event, the same kind of car they used on last year’s Cambrian Rally.

“It is a track-based rally,” said O’Sullivan, “It is a small way to start, it is going to be different but it’s a start and it is good to be back,”

The BRC continues with: Nicky Grist Stages, Builth Wells on July 10, Grampian Forest Stages, Banchory August 14, Trackrod Rally Yorkshire, Scarborough September 24/25, Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally, Isle of Mull, October 8-10; Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally, Llandudno October 30 and The Ulster Rally, Newry November 20.

Pryce and O’Sullivan will also tackle the Roger Albert Clark Rally from November 25 to 29. The five-day epic starts in Carlise and finishes in Wales. The rally is open to historic rally cars and follows the same format of the old RAC World Rally Championship events of the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

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