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1993 – A New Era in the European Rallycross Championship

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1993 – A New Era in the European Rallycross Championship

1993 Was a new era in rallycross, it sadly marked the end of the redundant Group B rally cars in international competition and the arrival of the Group A specials. With the arrival of the new cars came the inevitable teething problems experienced by most debuting a new car. From the Ford RS200, appeared a flurry of Escort Cosworths and the chunky Metro 6R4 were reborn as the desirable Nissan Sunny GTi-R.

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1992 British Rallycross Grand Prix Final (Video)

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1992 British Rallycross Grand Prix Final (Video)

Autoglass Rallycross GP Final from Brands Hatch. The UK has a glut of entrants including Will Gollop, Barry Squibb, Rob Gibson, John Welch, Trevor Hopkins, Dermot Carnegie and Dennis Biggerstaff, all competing for the UK’s ultimate Rallycross title.

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25 Years of Rallycross

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25 Years of Rallycross

As long as enthusiasts enthuse there will always be prolonged debate on the birth of rallycross. Opinion is divided about the first rallycross meeting; some say it took place at Brands Hatch in 1963, others that Lydden was the venue in 1967. The Brands Hatch event was conceived to help the BBC TV Grandstand production team, a one-off meeting designed to fill the void caused by the cancellation of numerous horse racing events because of heavy snow and reoccurring sharp frosts.

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1991 British Rallycross GP Final (Video)

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1991 British Rallycross GP Final (Video)

Will Gollop already has two GP Rallycross title’s to his name and is all-out for a record third…Enjoy the Metro 6R4 and Ford RS200 Group B rally cars before they are banned forever!

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1991 FIA European Rallycross Championship

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1991 FIA European Rallycross Championship

In the absence of reigning champion Matti Alamaki the rallycross pundits, particularly the Norwegians, tipped Martin Schanche for this year’s FIA European title. But no one told Will Gollop it was supposed to be a one-horse race and the British driver gave chase to the hot favourite with great style.

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1991 RAC British Rallycross Championship

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1991 RAC British Rallycross Championship

Remodelled and revitalised for 1991, the leaner, meaner RAC MSA British Rallycross Championship revived the competitive sprint. Defending champion Steve Palmer fought hard for his crown but it was to be Will Gollop’s year.

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1991 Brands Hatch Rallycross Grand Prix Challengers…

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1991 Brands Hatch Rallycross Grand Prix Challengers…

The man who must start the event as favourite, Gollop has this year clinched his first ever outright British Championship and fought long and hard against Martin Schanch in the European series too. The letter series of course ended with his big crash at Lydden and the G-Tech team worked hard rebuilding its charger into a spare body shell. In the process Will took the opportunity to make some improvements to the handling.

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1991 British Rallycross Grand Prix Preview

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1991 British Rallycross Grand Prix Preview

It’s difficult to believe that it is ten years since Rolf Nilsson emerged through the mist and rain to win the first British Rallycross Grand Prix. Difficult too, to believe the pace of technological development within rallycross during those ten years, the two wheel driven Porsche that Nilsson used to win with a decade ago may well struggle to match the fastest of the drivers in the 1991 Brands Hatch British Rallycross Grand Prix. However, ten years on, with Autoglass taking over the sponsorship and the cars going faster than ever.

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Pat Doran Interview

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Pat Doran Interview

For many years an ardent rally driver, Pat Doran suddenly switched to rallycross two years ago. In the beginning he made a bit of a name for himself as something of a wild man and someone to avoid at all costs. The midway through 1991 something radical happened and the driver from Walderslade became a respected member of the rallycross community and, moreover, a driver not only to watch, but beat.

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1990 Motaquip British Rallycross Grand Prix (Video)

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1990 Motaquip British Rallycross Grand Prix (Video)

Watch Rallycross greats such as Dermot Carnegie, Pat Doran, Dennis Biggerstaff, Mark Flaherty and Pat Doran in the Group B rally cars, RS200’s and MG Metro 6R4’s, from Brands Hatch, damm we miss this annual Rallycross Grand Prix from Brands Hatch!

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