Monday, 2 March 2009

Wright to debut new car on Malcolm Wilson rally

Bentham’s David Wright will debut a brand new Mitsubishi Evo 9 on next Saturday’s Malcolm Wilson rally. The car, which has been prepared by Giles Philips Motorsport, features a more powerful engine and is lighter than the car Wright used on the recent Wyedean Forest rally, where he finished 16th after a few spins in the snowy conditions.

Wright has a good record on the Cumbrian event, having finished 5th in both 2007 and 2008, and he is aiming for another decent finish on Saturday.

“The new car should be a bit quicker than the old one and it’s certainly faster than the car we finished 5th in last year so hopefully we’ll get a good result, although it’s going to be very competitive with a lot of World Rally cars doing the event as well as the Peugeot Cosworth,” said Wright.

“As well as the new car I’ve got a new co-driver for the event, Michael Wilkinson, so the first couple of stages should be interesting as I get used to everything. We’re going to test the car before the rally so at least I’ll have a bit of mileage in it before the first rally stage. I’d like to thank Grove Hill Garage and Kumho Tyres for their support”.

The rally is the second round of the BTRDA championship and it starts in Cockermouth before the crews head out for seven competitive stages in the Lake District forests. For further information on the event please visit

By Songasport