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Palletforce Driver Secures One-Two Manx Rally Victory

Palletforce-backed rally driver Mark Higgins helped the DMACK British Rally Team score a super one-two victory on Rally Isle of Man – the final round of the MSA British Rally Championship.

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The triple British Rally Champion, and James Bond stunt-driving ace, was locked in a weekend-long battle with team-mate Elfyn Evans. Spilt by the smallest of margins, just 0.1 seconds going into the final loop of stages, Evans powered to a 5.9 second victory.

After clinching the championship title on the previous event, Evans and co-driver Craig Parry rounded off a super season with their fifth victory from seven rallies. But it was a stunning result for Higgins and Darren Garrod in their Palletforce-liveried Ford Fiesta R5 after a nail-biting, three-day battle. Both crews took stage wins on 16 of the event’s 20 special stages.

The result was more than enough to ensure the DMACK team lifted the BRC Teams Championship trophy.

Rally Isle of Man is one of the toughest Tarmac challenges in the series and runs on the flat-out Manx roads and lanes across the Island.

Competing on his home rally and with unrivalled experience of the stages, five-time rally winner and triple BRC champion Higgins was on a mission. Despite it being his Tarmac debut in the Fiesta, he and Garrod went on a charge and snapped up the lead after Evans had drive-shaft problems.

His stunning Palletforce-livery was a favourite among Manx rally fans as Higgins’ drive was the highlight of the event.

Mark Higgins said: “It was a great event and I was really pleased to see that I could be back on a rally-winning pace after such a long lay-off and on my first time with the Fiesta R5 on Tarmac. It was a fantastic result for DMACK and I want to thank them and Palletforce for giving me the opportunity. Racing in dry conditions for three days here is a real pleasure and it was great that we could be part of the battle for the win.”

Rally Team Events

Palletforce continues its ethic to 'Work With The Best' after partnering with FIA World Rally Championship hot-shot Ott Tanak for the 2016 season and the 2016 DMACK British Rally Championship Team.

 

World Rally Championship 2016

 

21st – 24th January - Rallye Monte-Carlo

11th – 14th February - Rally Sweden

3rd – 6th March - Rally Guanajuato México

21st – 24th April - Rally Argentina

19th – 22nd May - Vodafone Rally de Portugal

9th – 12th June - Rally Italia Sardegna

1st – 3rd July - 73rd LOTOS Rally Poland

28th – 31st July - Neste Rally Finland

18th – 21st August - ADAC Rallye Deutschland

8th – 11th September - Rally China – Beijing

29th September – 2nd October - Tour de Corse - Rallye de France

13th – 16th October – Rally RACC Catalunya - Rally de España

27th – 30th October - Wales Rally GB

17th – 20th November - Rally Australia

 

MSA British Rally Championship 2016

 

5th – 6th March - Mid-Wales Stages, Newtown Gravel

8th – 9th April - Circuit of Ireland, Belfast Asphalt

30 April – 1st May - Pirelli Carlisle Rally, Carlisle Gravel

25th June - RSAC Scottish Rally, Dumfries Gravel

9th - 10th July - Nicky Grist Stages, Builth Wells Gravel/Asphalt

19th – 20th August - Ulster Rally Asphalt

15th – 17th September - Rally Isle of Man, Douglas Asphalt

 

Rally Day

 

24th September – Castle Combe