Irish crew Brian O’Mahony and John Higgins will be back in action in the final two rounds of the British Rally Championship (BRC) when they contest Wales Rally GB this weekend (4-7 December) for the first time.
County Cork driver O’Mahony and County Mayo driver Higgins will be back behind the wheel of their OM Concrete Products and MIS-backed Super 1600 Renault Clio for the 230-mile Cardiff-based gravel event.
Last time out on the International Rally Yorkshire in September the pair came home 10th overall and won class R3.
They’re aiming to simply finish this event with none of their main rivals in the junior or privateer’s championships taking part.
O’Mahony heads into the event sixth overall in the drivers’ championship with Higgins joint fifth in the co-drivers’ points, O’Mahony leads the Junior Rally Championship and is second in the Privateer’s Cup with Higgins first in the navigator’s.
“We’re pretty much going to be in safe mode so we can definitely make the finish,” 24-year-old O’Mahony said. “We’re going to try and keep up with the lads in front though.
“We’ve never done this event before or competed on any of the stages so it’s going to be totally brand new for us but hopefully we can do well.
“It’d be nice to finish the BRC year well with a good result and get a good final position in the series.”
O’Mahony and Higgins start Wales Rally GB at number 65. The event gets underway with a ceremonial start in Cardiff on Thursday evening before heading out to the stages on Friday morning.
The penultimate round of the BRC will be classified at the end of Friday with the final round finishing on Sunday.