Monday, 20 April 2009

Wright aims for top five in Somerset

Bentham-based driver David Wright will continue his BTRDA rally championship campaign next weekend (25th April) when he contests the Somerset Stages rally in a GPM Mitsubishi Evo 9.

After a successful start to the season Wright currently lies in fourth place in the championship and he is aiming for a solid result to maintain his title hopes.

“I’ve never competed on the Somerset Stages before so there’s going to be a bit of a learning curve while I get used to the conditions,” said Wright.

“The rally has attracted a good quality entry so I reckon it will be close at the top of the leaderboard. I’ll be pleased if we can finish in the top five and get some more points for the championship.”

Since the previous round of the championship, March’s Malcolm Wilson rally, work has been done on the car to improve its cooling and to get a little more power from the engine.

“We had some problems with the engine overheating on the last event so we’ve fitted a new radiator which will hopefully make the engine run cooler,” commented Wright.

“We’ve also rebuilt and remapped the engine which has given some extra power.”

Wright, who is backed by Grove Hill Garage and Kumho Tyres, will be co-driven by Michael Wilkinson after their successful debut event together on the last round.

The rally is based in Minehead and will be contested over 40 mile of stages including the testing Porlock Hill tarmac road. For more information please visit