Tech House & Speed this week takes a look at two headlines connected with Rally Great Britain. One has to do with an American who will compete in the WRC Academy. The other includes a Scottish and British champion who isn’t getting support to compete in the largest World Rally Championship event in the UK.

The first story looks at two-time Rally America 2WD champion Chris Duplessis who debuted late in the American season with a Ford Fiesta R2. The car proved enormously fast with Chris taking leads of eight and five minutes in his first Rally America events in Pennsylvania and Maine. Duplessis’ excellence with the car led to his invitation to the Academy, an entry ladder into a possible WRC driving career. Is that what Duplessis wants? What are his plans for Rally GB? What are his plans for next season?

The exclusive answers and more are in the Special Rally Podcast:

Also in the Podcast is an exclusive interview with David Bogie, the three-time defending Scottish Rally Champion who won the British Rally Championship this season. His victory in Britain this year represented the first time a Scots man had won the British title since Alister McRae did it in 1995 and the first time any driver earned both championships in the same year.

But despite this year’s excellence, Bogie laments not getting any support to enter his home WRC event Rally Great Britain. The lack of support may have an impact on his plans for next season.

You can hear the complete conversations with Bogie and Duplessis at:

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