Monday, 11 May 2009

Wright aiming for a successful Plains debut

Bentham-based David Wright will be back in rally action next weekend (May 16th) when he competes in the fourth round of the BTRDA rally championship, the Plains rally. Wright and co-driver Michael Wilkinson will be driving a GPM Mitsubishi Evo 9 backed by Grove Hill Garage and Kumho Tyres.

It will be Wright’s first attempt at the event but after an excellent start to 2009 which sees him lie third in the championship he is optimistic that a good result can be achieved.

“The car performed really well on the last championship round in Somerset so although I’ve not contested the event before I’m hopeful of getting a good result and keeping up my championship challenge,” said Wright.

“We had some issues with the engine last week when testing but it should all be back together ready for the weekend.”

“There’s going to be some tough competition on Saturday, I’ll be happy to do well against my championship rivals and finish somewhere near the top of the leaderboard.”

The rally is based in Welshpool with the majority of the 45 competitive miles taking place in the Welsh forests. More information can be found at