Pirelli Rally heads to Scottish Borders

This year's British Rally Championship has headed north to the Scottish Borders in its second day of action

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Finn flies high in British Rally

Several thousand people came to watch the first stage of the British rally in Carlisle and around Kielder Forest this weekend.

It was won by Jukka Korhonen and Marko Salminen who finished the final stage of the Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation Rally 42.5 seconds clear of the chasing pack.

The 29 year old is the first Finn to win a round of the MSA British Rally Championship since Jari-Matti Latvala ten years ago.

The next stage starts at Duns in the Scottish Borders on May 31st.



Pirelli Rally underway in Carlisle

Rally headquarters at Carlisle Racecourse Credit: ITV News Border

More than 100 rally crews are heading into the forests today to take part in the RBF Pirelli Rally.

The event is the first round of the British Rally Championship and has attracted competitors from across Europe.

The rally kicks off with a ceremonial start in Carlisle town centre at 9.30am before the teams make their way to the stages near Pundershaw.

Spectators can get up close and personal to the cars and drivers at the rally headquarters based at Carlisle Racecourse.

For more information on what times the cars are in the stages, entry lists and spectator information, click here.

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