Bogie to skip Nicky Grist Stages

Group National Editor
@jackbenyon

British Rally Championship frontrunner David Bogie won’t start the Nicky Grist Stages this weekend after his crash last time out in Ypres.

The 2011 BRC champion and RSAC Scottish Rally winner this year crashed on SS2 of the Belgium event after a misunderstanding in his pacenotes, which effectively ended any chance he had of challenging for the BRC championship.

The CA1 Team that prepares Bogie’s Fabia R5 could have had a new shell for the car from Skoda by Monday this week, but that would have left a tight turnaround before the Nicky Grist with the team scheduled to test on Thursday.

“I think it would be unfair to ask the lads to work around the clock to get it done,” said Bogie. “I go on holiday on the Wednesday after the Nicky Grist, so I think it’s better if I stay and keep on top of work before I go away for two weeks.”

BRC frontrunner Bogie will skip the next round

The Dumfries driver has confirmed he will take on select events for the rest of the season. He also has a Millington-engined Ford Escort Mk2.

“When I come back I’ll sit down and have a look as there’s other events I’d like to do, and make a plan,” he said. “I went through the dates in the calendar and I could be rallying every weekend if I want too. I’ll see a mix of Tarmac and gravel and of course some events in the Escort too.”

Motorsport News understands Marty McCormack, who is sixth in the BRC standings, one point and two places behind Bogie, was trying to hire a car to allow him to do the event after he crashed his Fabia R5, also on SS2 of Ypres due to a mistake in the pacenotes.

Desi Henry, who has done the BRC this year in a Fabia R5, will do the Sligo Stages asphalt rally in Ireland on the Sunday, instead of the Nicky Grist Stages.

Recent news

Column

Where Rally Isle of Man fell down

By Jack Benyon

Racing News

National Racing Stars of the Weekend: Oct 28/29

Our team of reporters pick their stand-out performers from last weekend’s national race meetings. Oulton...

Rallying News

Evans lands GB win as Ogier claims WRC title

Sebastien Ogier sealed the 2017 World Rally Championship with third place for M-Sport on Rally...

Rallying News

Evans storms clear on Wales Rally GB

Elfyn Evans continued to storm away from the field on Saturday morning's Rally GB stages, as...

Rallying News

Evans extends Rally GB lead over Tanak

Elfyn Evans added to his Rally GB lead on Friday afternoon to end the first full day of World...

Column

We'll never see another Colin McRae

By David Evans

Rallying News

Evans first Brit to lead Rally GB since McRae

Elfyn Evans leads the Rally GB round of the World Rally Championship after setting the pace...

Column

Why F1 grid penalties should remain

By Matt James

BTCC man Simpson to take on Intermarque field

Double champion Matt Simpson will return to the BARC Intermarque field for the final rounds...

Racing News

Alonso to tackle 2018 Daytona 24 Hours

Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso will join the United Autosports LMP2 team...

Column

The flaw in the R5 formula

By Jack Benyon

Rallying News

Evans favourite after Rally GB shakedown, says Ogier

Elfyn Evans' fastest time at this morning's shakedown stage has marked him out as favourite...

Racing News

Monza races for Porsche Carrera Cup GB in 2018

The Porsche Carrera Cup GB will visit Monza next season as it supports the European Le Mans...

Rallying News

Devine makes late Rally GB entry in Fiesta from China

Prestone Motorsport News Junior British Rally champion Callum Devine has entered Wales Rally...

Rallying News

Cave targets GB WRC2 win on Fiesta return

Tom Cave will return to a Ford Fiesta R5 for Wales Rally GB this week and says he won’t be...

Racing News

Shedden replaces Huff to make TCR debut

Three-time British Touring Car champion Gordon Shedden will make his TCR International Series...

Racing News

Priaulx graduates to British F4 with Arden

Ginetta Junior runner-up Seb Priaulx will graduate to British Formula 4 next year with the Arden...

Racing News

National Racing Stars of the Weekend: Oct 21/22

HSCC Silverstone: Michael Lyons. By Paul Lawrence With the Masters FIA Historic F1 title in...

Rallying News

Dayinsure sponsors WRC for a second year

Promoted The penultimate round of the FIA World Rally Championship returns to Wales on the...

Racing News

One-time FPA champion claims Historic FF title

The Historic Formula Ford 1600 season reached its climax last weekend, with Richard Tarling...

Racing News

Foster takes FFord Festival hat-trick

Joey Foster claimed victory in the Formula Ford Festival Final for the third time, 14 years...

Rallying News

BRC star Creighton gets Rally GB deal

Prestone Motorsport News Junior British Rally Championship runner-up William Creighton will...

Racing News

Warwick steps down as BRDC president

Ex-Formula 1 driver and winner of the 1992 Sportscar World Championship Derek Warwick has stood...

Racing News

Festival winner to get Mazda Road to Indy entry

The winner of this weekend’s Formula Ford Festival will receive a ticket to the Mazda Road...

More national news, in-depth race reports and analysis. Subscribe to the Motorsport News paper today.

What’s On

This weekend

No Events

Later

No Events

X