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BRC: Osian Pryce triumphs at the Rallynuts Severn Valley Stages

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The winner of the 2023 TER (Tour European Rally) dominates the second round of the BRC (British Rally Championship), with Creighton and Ingram also on the podium

The 50th Rallynuts Severn Valley Stages, serving as the second event of the British Rally Championship, was claimed by the 2023 TER champion, Osian Pryce, at the helm of a Michelin-tired Ford Fiesta rally2. Hailing from Aberangell, Pryce took control of the race during PS3, on the former special stages that have written important pages in the history of the Wales GB WRC, securing victories in four out of the seven scheduled stages.

At second place, Irishman William Creighton finishes 20 seconds behind the winner, driving a Ford Fiesta rally2. Representing the Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy, Creighton recorded the fastest time on two timed sections and secured his third consecutive podium, following his podium finishes at the Cork Rally (3rd overall) in Ireland and his second place at the North West Stage in Great Britain. Rounding off the podium in third place is Chris Ingram, driving a Volkswagen Polo GTi R5, trailing Pryce by 34.3 seconds. The former European Rally Champion of 2019 started strong by setting the fastest time in the opening stage but then had to yield to Pryce and Creighton’s Ford Fiesta rally2.

The top 5 is completed by James Williams in fourth place, the former national R5 asphalt champion of 2022, behind the wheel of a Hyundai i20 rally2, matching his result from the first round of the Championship at the North West Stage. Garry Pearson closes the top five driving a Ford Fiesta rally2. Among the historic cars, victory goes to Seb Perez in the Porsche 911 SC, while in the Stellantis Cup Ireland/UK, Robert Proudlock clinches victory driving a Peugeot 208 rally4.

CLASSIFICATION
Pryce – Evans (Ford Fiesta rally2) in 1h00’32”3; Creighton – Regan (Ford Fiesta rally2) + 20”; Ingram – Kihurani (VW Polo GTi R5) + 34”3; Williams – Whittock (Hyundai i20 rally2) + 1’18”; Pearson – Barritt (Ford Fiesta rally2) + 1’47”7; Hirst – Dear (Ford Fiesta R5) a 2’00”8; Evans – Jackson (Toyota Yaris GR rally2) + 2’14”1; Payne – Walsh (Ford Fiesta rally2) + 3’01”2; Wilson – Haggett (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VII) + 3’35”8; Thompson – Link (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX) + 4’17”6