Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Wright to kick off rally season in Chepstow

Bentham based rally driver David Wright will kick off his 2009 rally season next weekend (7th February) on the Chepstow based Wyedean Forest rally.

Wright, who will be co-driven by Rob Fagg, is hoping to be out on the stages more frequently this year after limited appearances in recent years.

“I’m aiming to contest a few of the BTRDA championship rounds this year, it’s going to be good to get a few more events in,” said Wright, who is backed by Kumho Tyres and Grove Hill Garage.

“I’ve had some decent results in the last couple of years including finishing 5th overall on last year’s Cambrian rally and 2nd overall on the Grizedale Stages. I’m aiming to get a good finish on the Wyedean too although it’s going to be pretty tough with the standard of the opposition.”

Wright and Fagg will be using a GPM prepared Mitsubishi Evo 9 on the event, the same car that was used on the Cambrian and Grizedale events. It is hoped to have a new Evo ready for the Malcolm Wilson rally in March.

The Wyedean is the first round of the 2009 BTRDA rally championship and it starts from Chepstow racecourse on Saturday morning before heading out into the Forest of Dean for the bulk of the competitive mileage. For more information please visit http://www.wyedeanrally.com.

By Songasport