Mark Flaherty started rallying at the age of 18 before moving into rallycross three years later. Riding the sport’s wave of popularity in Britain during the late 1980s, Flaherty made a name for himself racing a rear-wheel drive, two-litre MKII Escort before stepping up to Supercar with the iconic Group B MG Metro 6R4.
Two Lyddden Hill Championship victories in 1991 and 1992, and a British Rallycross Driver of the Year award in the latter, were followed by a pair of British Championship event wins in 1993. Flaherty went on to become British Rallycross Drivers Association champion while he also took on some of rallycross’ biggest names in European events.
Flaherty temporarily stopped competing in 1998 but returned to racing in 2012, participating in the Porsche Carrera Cup for several seasons. He has since kept his eye in with various rallycross appearances, including entries in the British Championship.