Name: Aaron McClure
Age: 21 years old
Hometown: Flookburgh, Cumbria
Hobbies: Mountain biking and preparing his rallycar.
Shoesize: Size 11.....no, really!
Likes: Driving on the open road
Dislikes: Middle lane hoggers on the motorway.
Favorite Music: Dance.
Why Rallying?: Been around rallying all his life and attended a Rallyschool open day for Juniors (14 up) at the age of 11. Opportunity to drive a car that day and was hooked ever since
2013 was a successful year for the youngster. Contesting the BRC Challenge, Aaron took victory in the hard faught FiestaSport Trophy and a respectable 3rd overall in the RC4 class. Solid result were obtained throughout the year coupled with several class fastest stage times.
Aaron achieved a fantastic 1st in class RF1.4 in the BTRDA National Gravel Rally Championship in 2012 which was his first year in the forests piloting a home built Nissan Micra1400cc. His year culminated in a drive on Wales Rally GB National with a Rallyschool.co.uk Ford Focus where he came first in class.
Starting his rallying career as a teenager has been key to Aarons success on the stages and a two year stint in the F1000 Junior Championship provided an excellent grounding for the youngster. His talent was recognised by Ian Arden who awarded Aaron The Next Big Step Award.
The Next Big Step award was the idea of 2011 RF1.0 BTRDA Rally First Champion Ian Arden. Aaron was the first ever recipient of this award which has enabled him to progress up the rallying ladder with relative ease. With Aaron keen to take the next step into the forests, Ian and his team of supporters supplied Aaron with all the necessary tools to enable him to develop his driving skills. The award has been key to Aaron's success and Ian continues to support Aaron in every aspect of his rallying career.
The Allfloors Express Rally Team has a season of ups and downs in the MSA British Rally championship during 2014. After acquiring a Fiesta R2 to contest the series, Aaron showed flashes of brilliance and a host of fastest stage times, before unfortunate retirements meant the reuslts were not forthcoming. His performance on the events he contest was noticed by the John Easson Award and he was declared the winnner of the prestigeous title at the final in December..
Allfloors Express is joined by YOKOHAMA as joint title sponsor in the team as Aaron will contest a series of events based around the BTRDA National Gravel Championship. He will contest the series, and selected high profile events in his new Mitsubishi EVO9 which offers the continued progression into turbocharged 4wd machinery.
Aaron returned to the ultra competitive BTRDA N4 category with the backing of tyre giant Yokohama and long term sponsor Allfloors Express. Several fastest stage times in the early part of the year were curtailed with a season ending roll on the Somerset Stages in April. The team consolodated their efforts during the Summer and Autumn months to build a new Evo 9 ready for the 2017 season.