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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

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Proton R5 perfection

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

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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.

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