Driver

Richard Sykes

Richard Sykes
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  • Nationality: English
  • Lives: Stourbridge, West Midlands
  • DOB: Classified!
  • Car: Citroen C2 (R2)
  • JAM Motorsport 2010 Rally Team
Co-Driver

Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor
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  • Nationality: English
  • Lives: Tadcaster, North Yorkshire
  • DOB: 06/09/1975
  • Car: Citroen C2 (R2)
  • JAM Motorsport 2010 Rally Team

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Richard Sykes

Richard Sykes has been rallying for 'Too many years' and originally came from a Rallycross background. He was BTRDA Rallycross Champion in 1990 and contested both the Peugeot Super 106 and 206 Super Cups between 1999 and 2003. He is a Rugby fan and admits to being a social drinker.

Having led every round of the 2007 BRC Stars championship at one point in his Peugeot 106, he was gutted to be denied a win on the Tempest Rally at the end of the season.

Always competitive he returned in 2008 in a Fiesta ST and was instantly on the pace, taking back-to-back victories on the Pirelli and Jim Clark. Despite matching the eventual winners wins, with four apiece by the end of the season, recurring transmission problems cost him first place and he has swapped from Ford to Suzuki for 2009.

After a full season in the 2009 British Rally Championship he will keep with his one-make championship tradition for 2010, taking to the wheel of a Citroen C2R2 Max in the Citroen Racing Trophy.

Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor has been a fan of rallying from a young age, spectating on the Lombard RAC and Network Q Rallies as soon as he was old enough to drive himself there. He has been a co-driver since 2003. His first multi-venue event was straight in at the deep end on the Pirelli Rally in 2003, in a treacherously dark and foggy Keilder Forest with Andrew Apperley in a N4 Subaru Impreza. They were 2nd in class in 2003 and came 2nd in the Prodrive cup in 2004. In 2005 Simon partnered 1990 BTRDA British Rallycross Champion Richard Sykes in the Peugeot 206 Cup. They had what Simon calls an "unlucky" year and finished only a handful of events.

Simon is based in Tadcaster and travelled to contest the 2006 BTRDA and 2007 BRC Stars Championships alongside Richard Sykes, continuing with him for 2008 when they took four wins but missed the title after transmission problems plagued the Fiesta. They moved to the full British Rally Championships Swift Sport Cup in 2009 and set some cracking times, but reliability problems meant they finished third despite a win in Ulster. They move to the Citroen Racing Trophy in 2010, returning to the full BRC events for an assault on the French one-make series.