Proton will return to the British Rally Championship this season for the first time since 2016 as Mellors Elliot Motorsport and Ollie Mellors mount a full assault on the series behind the wheel of the newly homologated Iriz R5.
Two time World Rally Champion Marcus Grönholm was delighted with the Proton Iriz R5 at a recent two-day, back-to-back test in Northern Ireland, claiming it “ready for the WRC”. Grönholm, responsible for much of the early development work on the Iriz, returned to the drivers seat for a gravel and asphalt test and was delighted
Ollie Mellors gave the Proton Iriz R5 its fourth UK gravel rally win in a row last weekend, snatching victory on the final stage of the Grizedale Forest Rally (7th December) after a gutsy drive, despite suffering significant time loss in the early stages of the event. Mellors and co-driver Ian Windress went an impressive 46
The Derbyshire based outfit are the only manufacturer to have both a right- and left-hand version of the car available on the market and it can be used from club to World Rally Championship level. The Malton Forest Rally is a now traditional end of season blast for crews without the pressure of a championship
Five-time Irish Tarmac Rally Championship title holder Eugene Donnelly secured the Proton Iriz R5 its first class win in Ireland last weekend, taking fourth overall at a difficult Cork 20. Donnelly, who stepped in to the drivers seat as a last minute substitute for Rob Duggan, coped admirably with the enforced lack of time to prepare to finish
Just weeks after securing a Woodpecker Stages Rally victory, Ollie Mellors and Ian Windress made it two-from-two in 2019 by taking their Proton Iriz R5 to a dominant Trackrod Rally Yorkshire win on Saturday(28th September). Mellors opened up an eight-second lead on the opening stage of the five-test event in the Thornbridge Brewery backed Proton and was
Ollie Mellors and Ian Windress secured a maiden national rally win for the Proton Iriz R5 since being Homologated by the FIA, taking victory by 20 seconds at last weekend’s Eventsigns Woodpecker Stages Rally, a round of the Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series (31st August) in Ludlow, Shropshire.
Ollie Mellors and Theo Bengry will each pilot a Proton Iriz R5 at this weekend’s Eventsigns Woodpecker Stages Rally
The new Proton Iriz R5 stormed to its first victory since being fully homologated by the FIA, winning the coveted Forest Rally Stage shootout at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed (4-7 July).