British Rally Championship 2006 Official Review
Left-foot braking, handbrake turns, awesome speed. Don't look away for a second because anything could happen!
Manxman Mark Higgins defends his title against 3-times BRC winner Johnny Milner in this fully-loaded account of the 2006 Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship! This nerve-wrecking season was always going to be a spectacle, but with a whole host of unrelenting weather conditions and incessantly unforgiving terrain, the skills of the drivers and their team mates were really put to the test.
In the early stages Ryan Champion and Higgins tussled it out in the points table, with impressive driving from Mark at Rally Isle of Man and the Jim Clark, and Ryan at the Ulster and the opening round of the Pirelli. But Higgins emerged triumphant with stronger performances across the board and it was the penultimate round at Yorkshire where he sealed the deal. On a day when a top 15 position would have been good enough to take the title, Mark put in a controlled drive for the first half of the rally before piling on the pressure to chase eventual winner Champion all the way to the end of a fiercely fought drive.
The gloves were really off for the coveted second spot which no less than eight drivers could clinch. The last stage in Wales appropriately summed up the entire championship, as the dramatic finale meant that right up until the ceremonial finish back in Cardiff, no one was really sure who had won the three-day rally. It was Champion who took the honours beating the young SJR Hankook driver Stuart Jones to contest his third win, and in turn take second overall.
DonÍt miss some really impressive driving from the Welsh wizard Gwyndaf Evans. It may be a full ten years since he last won a British Rally Championship title, but his success this season in the Mitsubishi Evo Challenge looks set to propel the popular driver right back to the top in 2007.
With nearly four hours of extensive highlights from all BRC stages including the Pirelli International, the Jim Clark International, the Ulster, Rally Isle of Man, the Yorkshire and Wales Rally GB. Plus you can check out some of the best-looking Evo Lancers and Subarus in motorsport. Fantastic on-board cameras deliver the very best white-knuckle action from the heart of each event.
DVD extras: Ryan Champion SS8 White Strand -
- Rally Isle of Man (with telemetry - speeds up to 127mph!).
- Mark Higgins SS10 Trackrod rally Yorkshire.
- Mark Higgins SS21 Jim Clark Rally (Final stage, time made overall resulted in equal rally time with Rory Galligan).
- Interview with Mark Higgins about his season - round by round.
"Rally fans will enjoy this enthusiastic review of the Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship , which shows exactly how Mark Higgins claimed a third British title (and his second on the trot)." - Autosport
Region 2 PAL - 180 minutes