Lancaster's Shelley Rogerson is hoping to put the problems suffered on the recent Plains rally behind her next weekend (13th June) when she contests the Dukeries rally with Andrew Burton in his Peugeot Cosworth.
Their last event ended in disappointment when the gearbox broke towards the end of the rally, losing them a potential victory. They had planned to contest the Severn Valley rally at the end of May but further car problems meant that the entry had to be withdrawn.
The Dukeries rally is round 5 of the BTRDA rally championship and so far Shelley has had a mixed year with two good results and two retirements, resulting in a current position of 12th in the championship standings. Burton has won the event on three previous occasions and hopes are high for another good result at the weekend.
"We're hoping to have troublefree run this time," said Shelley. “The problems with the car have been very frustrating and we really need a good result this time to keep in touch with the championship leaders.”
"Andrew has won the event three times in three different types of car and it would be great to add a fourth victory to that list. As long as the car is reliable we should hopefully be challenging for a win. I'd like to thank Co-ordSport, Nicky Grist, Gilletts Spar and Songasport for their support."
The rally takes place mainly in the Sherwood forest area of Nottinghamshire and it will be contested over 44 miles of gravel tracks.
To keep up to date with Shelley’s rallying please visit www.shelleyrally.com.