Local drivers feature prominently at Pirelli Carlisle Rally

Jonny Greer finished sixth
Jonny Greer finished sixth
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Local drivers Marty McCormack, Jonny Greer and Desi Henry finished fifth, sixth and seventh respectively at the Pirelli Carlisle Rally, the latest round of the British Rally Championship.

Sweden’s Fredrik Ahlin was the overall winner, driving a Ford Fiesta R5, and the first winner from his country to win a round of the BRC since 1995.

Along with the win, Ahlin played his Joker which doubled his points allowing him to overtake rival Elfyn Evans at the top of the points standings. He now holds a five-point advantage after the Cumbrian event.

Local driver Matthew Wilson last competed in the BRC in 2005 and returned to the series to take second overall while Evans, who initially led the event, suffered a puncture on the opening day plummeting him down the leaderboard.

The World Championship star fought his way back up the order to make it three Ford Fiesta R5s in the top three.

The Championship continues next month with the Dumfries based Scottish Rally.