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Questmead Sales Engineer Steve Brown has followed a definitive plan of progression throughout his rallying career which has culminated in the 31 year old from Rochdale, switching into a different side of motorsport in 2019, contesting the British Rallycross Championship.
With a family steeped in motorsport, it would be inevitable that rallying would form much of Steve’s life and he kicked off his competitive outings as a co-driver in the F1000 Junior Rally Championship, becoming champion that very year.
But Steve’s heart was in the other seat and he began driving in the Junior series soon after. In 2008, he took his first title as a driver, taking his home built Nissan Micra to the F1000 spoils. Wishing to develop his career, he moved onto gravel in 2010 and contested the BTRDA Rally Series. Continuing his fine form, he took the BTRDA Junior Driver and F1000 Forest titles at the first attempt.
With success came the desire to upgrade and he developed the F1000 Nissan into a class B9 modified machine. In 2012, Steve was awarded with the prestigious John Horton Star Driver Award on the ALMC Stages in Ireland.
In 2015, he mounted a full assault on the MSA Asphalt Championship, but this time in a brand new Nissan Micra Kit Car. An iconic figure in British Rallying, the Micra is a popular sight on stages across Europe and the shift into the FIRC in Belgium also brough success. 2018 saw Steve secure the M2B class spoils in the series.
After a guest appearance in the BTRDA Rallycross series in 2017 and 2018, Brown will now turn his attentions to the mixed surface circuits full-time in 2019, driving a Bellerby RX BMW Mini Cooper.
Age: 31 Years Old
Works: Questmead Sales Engineer
Lives: Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Enjoys: Rallying and a new love for
Rallycross. Have no time for
ALWAYS A TRYER
Even when using an underpowered and underdeveloped Nissan Micra, Steve was always trying to extract the most from the car in a bid to win.
Closed road rallying in Europe rarely gets much better than in Belgium where Steve will contest the FIRC
COME RAIN OR SHINE
Despite treacherous weather, Steve guided his newly built NIssan Micra Kit Car to a creditable 4th in Class B9 on its debut at the Tour of Epynt in 2015.