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Rod Birley, Ford Escort WRC driver in Quaife Motorsport News Saloons, class A, age 58.

BARC SEC: OK green flags – lets go: how did your adventure with motorsport get started?
Rod Birley:My father took me to Brands Hatch in August 1965 to see the bank holiday event. It rained.

BS: You're behind the wheel of your Ford Escort WRC. What is your dream racing car?
R.B.: I have been lucky enough to race over 50 different cars. Would like to try an Aussie Ford V8.

BS: What is your dream motorsport event you want to take part in?
R.B.: Either Bathurst 1000 or something at Road America.

BS: Hard braking now – are there any other sport disciplines you're familiar with?
R.B.: Ice hockey, cycling, athletics and rugby.

BS: Racing is on weekends – what are you doing weekdays?
R.B.: Selling tools.

BS: Who are your motorsport and non-motorsport heroes?
R.B.: Jim Clark, the best all round driver. Andy Rouse who is a very good engineer. Yuri Gagarin, first man in space and Isambard Brunel the civil and mechanical engineer.

BS: What are your expectations for 2013?
R.B.: To make sure my car is reliable and have fun.

BS: Very tricky corner now – imagine there are no cars in the world, what would you do?
R.B.: Cycling.

BS: And finish line – it's time for a drink. What's your favorite one?
R.B.: J2O (currently apple/raspberry flavour).

BS: Thanks and good luck.

Rod Birley

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See you in 2019

Latest Galleries:

Latest gallery BARC SEC TinTop Championship,
17th November 2018

Latest gallery BARC SEC Modified Saloon Car and TinTop Championship,
22nd September 2018

Latest gallery Scrapco Avon Intermarque Championship,
22nd September 2018

Last Race Results

Modified Saloon Car:

1. Rod Birley
2. Steve Rothery
3. Malcolm Wise
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1. Kamran Tunio
2. Kevin Palmer
3. Steve Everson
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1. Steve Burrows
2. CHris Brockhurst
3. Lewis Smith
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2018 Championship Winners (Provisional):

BARC SEC Modified Saloon Car:

Adrian Bradley
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Rikki Taylor
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Scrapco / Avon Intermarque:

Lewis Smith
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