Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Shelley aims for positive start on Wyedean rally

Lancaster’s Shelley Rogerson will return to the rally stages next weekend (7th February) when she contests the Wyedean Forest Rally with Andrew Burton in his Peugeot Cosworth.

After a run of bad luck in the second half of 2008 which saw two rally retirements, one through an accident and one through a fire, followed by a broken foot, Shelley is keen to get a good result on the Chepstow based event.

“I’m hoping to put the disappointments of last year behind me. It would be great if we could repeat the victory we took on last year’s event,” said Shelley.

“There are some quick crews doing the event though so I think it’s going to be very tight at the top of the leaderboard.”

The rally is the opening round of the BTRDA rally championship and it will take place over seven special stages which are based largely in the Forest of Dean.

“We’re registering for the BTRDA championship again this year and we will hopefully contest most of the rounds. We need a good haul of points from the Wyedean to get the championship off to a good start. I’d like to thank my sponsors Co-ordSport, Legend Fires, AMG TV, Gilletts Spar, Nicky Grist and Songasport for their support.” commented Shelley.

The action kicks off from Chepstow racecourse on Saturday morning.

Please visit http://www.shelleyrally.com for all the latest news and photos.

By Songasport