Motor sport: Thorburn ready to unleash the lion

Euan Thorburn.
Euan Thorburn.

Euan Thorburn has confirmed he will make an assault on the full MSA British Rally Championship in 2016 in a brand new Peugeot 208 T16 – and says he is out to win in the French machine.

The Duns driver has a vast amount of experience of four-wheel-drive technology. The 29-year-old claimed the Scottish Rally Championship in 2014, and in 2013 he won the BTRDA Championship and Wales Rally GB National Rally in a Ford Focus WRC. More recently, Thorburn competed on selected rounds of the European Championship in a Ford Fiesta S2000 in 2015.

Euan Thorburn's brand new Peugeot 208 T16.

Euan Thorburn's brand new Peugeot 208 T16.

Thorburn is no stranger to the BRC, having participated in the series between 2009 and 2011. Now with the keys to the 208 in his possession, he is ready to unleash the lion onto the stages.

“We have entered the BRC before but never gave it a proper go earlier in my career,” he explained. “Now with a lot more experience and a level playing field with the new rules, it was something we just had to do.

“We are here to compete at the top, as we are in the BRC to do the best job we can. We want to challenge the benchmarks like Elfyn Evans and beat them. I would love to win at home. The BRC is a big thing to enter and it would be unbelievable to win it!”

Euan is looking for all the support possible for his 2016 BRC campaign, so if you would like your business to be backing a local BRC front runner please get in touch with him on euanthorburnrt@live.com