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Pirelli driver Korhonen claims best finish as Cronin seals title

Pirelli UK driver Star Driver Jukka Korhonen claimed his first R2 class victory on the International Rally Yorkshire, the final round of the MSA British Rally Championship. Korhonen also sealed his best-ever overall finish with fifth overall against much more powerful opposition, at the wheel of his Skoda Fabia R2 run by TEG Sport.

By finishing third overall in a Citroen DS3 R3T, former Pirelli UK Star Driver Keith Cronin secured his third British Rally Championship title, which has been run exclusively on the Italian rubber since 2007. The rally winner in Yorkshire was Tom Cave, taking his second British Championship win of 2012 in another Citroen DS3 R3T. Cave finished the rally with exactly the same cumulative time as Citroen driver Osian Pryce, but was declared the winner by virtue of having gone quicker on the opening stage.

Run over two days on the epic gravel roads of North Yorkshire and the Dalby Forest, the International Rally Yorkshire provided a tough test for the drivers, cars and tyres, thanks to constantly-changing grip from the slippery gravel surface.