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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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John Welch’s Vauxhall Astra Xtrac

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John Welch’s Vauxhall Astra Xtrac

At the beginning of 1987 it became obvious that the all-conquering Xtrac Escort had reached the end of development. John and his team looked towards the introduction of the new Rallycross regulations for 1988 before deciding on the nexr car to develop and race.

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1990 RAC British Rallycross Championship

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1990 RAC British Rallycross Championship

The 1990 RAC British Rallycross Championship was like a soap opera. There were five different winners in 11 rounds, an acrimonious split between Steve Palmer and his sponsor Practica Computers, drama supplied by John Welch’s blazing Vauxhall Astra at Cadwell Park and the departure of defending champion Michael Shield.

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1990 British Rallycross Grand Prix Contenders

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1990 British Rallycross Grand Prix Contenders

There is little now that has not been said about Schanche, now in his 45th year, Mr Rallycross is still as brilliant, impulsive and flamboyant as ever. This year has again seen the Norwegian’s RS200E chasing Matti Alamaki in the European Championship but Martin took four victories and also managed to take a victory over the Finn in a round of the Finnish Championship in the summer.

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1988 British Rallycross Grand Prix Final (Video)

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1988 British Rallycross Grand Prix Final (Video)

The classic Rallycross years, Will Gollop and Martin Schanche are the top guys this year, enjoy the Group B rally cars before they are removed from Rallycross history! Rob Gibson, John Smith, Arild Martinsen, Steve Palmer, Rob Gibson, Mark Rennison and Pekka Rantanen join in the fun too!

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1988 Brands Hatch British Rallycross Grand Prix

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1988 Brands Hatch British Rallycross Grand Prix

Motoquip sponsored the event for the seventh consecutive year and all the previous winners of the event were there; Rolf Nilsson, Olle Arneson, Martin Schanche, John Welch and last year’s victor Mikael Nordstrom.

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1987 Motaquip British Rallycross Grand Prix (Video)

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1987 Motaquip British Rallycross Grand Prix (Video)

Watch Will Gollop, Ollie Arnesson, Thor Holm, Jonathan Palmer, Pekka Rantanen and John Smith battle for the ultimate Rallycross title at Brands Hatch!

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