Realish Rally Championship 3 – Mark Gormley Takes Second Title

Mark Gormley took his second successive Realish Rally Championship title in dominant fashion, winning six out of seven rallies and finishing 28 points clear of his nearest challenger, PJ Tierney. The only other drive to win a rally was Nic Redhead in 3rd, who like Tierney was returning to Realish Racing competition after a long absence. Realish Rally Championship 2.0 runner-up Lazaros Filippakos was 4th.

With two drivers in the top 5, Bad Pun Racing took an equally dominant Teams Championship win, 47 points clear of UPA. Tierney and Redhead ran single-car Privateer teams which finished 3rd and 4th, respectively.

Gormley’s dominance was thanks to a deadly combination of speed and consistency. While not always the fastest driver over a single stage, the Irishman was never far from the front and made fewer mistakes than his rivals, notably at Scotland where he won the rally and was the only contender to finish in the top six.

In total, 24 drivers entered at least one rally, of whom 16 scored points, while seven stood on the podium. 17 teams were entered, with 13 of those scoring points and six scoring a podium finish.

The Realish Rally Championship will return in early 2021.

Drivers Championship

Pos Driver No GRC DEU FIN SCO WAL SWE MON Pts
1 Mark Gormley 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 98
2 PJ Tierney 450 2 3 3 7 2 2 3 70
3 Nic Redhead 42 1 4 2 DNF 10 3 2 58
4 Lazaros Filippakos 14 5 2 7 5 3 4 4 54
5 Mark Singleton 36 DNF 6 4 2 4 10 6 39
6 Allie Ferrie 35 8 5 6 4 5 7 7 36
7 Campbell Wallis 64 7 9 10 3 6 5 DNF 28
8 Neil Sheard 145 6 8 8 7 6 5 26
9 April Carlsvard 314 3 7 14
10 Matthew Wheeler 31 10 10 11 8 8 DNF 8
11 Chris Williamson 166 11 11 9 10 11 8 9 8
12 Pete Walker 71 DNF 12 12 9 9 8 7
13 Sam Hill 0 5 6
14 James Lambert 91 6 5
15 Mike Bell 5 DNF 16 15 11 DNF 9 10 3
16 Tom Alderton 40 9 DNF 2
17 Fraser Harley 56 DNF 14 13 DNF DNF 12 11 0
18 Neil Heatlie 13 11 0
19 Arwyn Brock 99 12 0
20 Ben Haddleton 777 12 0
21 Ryan Eastham 12 14 13 14 0
22 Joshua Anderson 2 13 0
23 Justin Fletchall 17 15 DNF DNF 0
NC Niall Larner 45 DNF NC

Teams Championship

Pos Team No GRC DEU FIN SCO WAL SWE MON Total
1 Bad Pun Racing 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 137
36 DNF 6 4 2 4 10 6
2 UPA 14 5 2 7 5 3 4 4 90
35 8 5 6 4 5 7 7
3 Codemasters 450 2 3 3 7 2 2 3 70
4 Scudera Testa Rosso 42 1 4 2 DNF 10 3 2 58
5 Nethersport 71 DNF 12 12 9 9 8 33
145 6 8 8 7 6 5
6 Kaibutsu Racing 56 DNF 14 13 DNF DNF 12 11 28
64 7 9 10 3 6 5 DNF
7 Fury Racing 45 DNF 14
314 3 7
8 Random Racing 31 10 10 11 8 8 DNF 8
9 Nijo Racing 166 11 11 9 10 11 8 9 8
10 Firecruiser Racing 0 5 6
777 12
11 Tropico Racing 91 6 5
12 Also-Ran 5 DNF 16 15 11 DNF 9 10 3
99 12
13 Team ATOM 40 9 DNF 2
14 Argosport 13 11 0
15 BEEF Motorsport 12 14 13 14 0
16 Cosmo Rally 2 14 0
17 Realish NDP 17 15 DNF DNF 0