Monday, 8 June 2009

Wright targets championship lead in Nottinghamshire

Rally driver David Wright, from Bentham, is aiming to continue his good run of results next weekend (13th June) when he contests the Dukeries rally in his GPM Mitsubishi Evo 9.

Wright, who is backed by Grove Hill Garage and Kumho Tyres, will once again be partnered by Michael Wilkinson for the event.

The event is round 5 of the BTRDA rally championship and on the previous rounds Wright has finished in the top ten on every occasion. He presently lies in second place in the title race only one point behind the leader and the main aim for the weekend is to take the championship lead.

“I’m pleased with the results so far this season and it’s great to be so close to the top of the championship standings,” said Wright.

“I’m hoping to get another good haul of points and finish higher than my championship rivals. There’s only one point in it at the moment so every point is vital.”

“Since the last round we’ve done some more work on the engine and we’ve found a bit more power. There are a lot of straights in the stages used by the Dukeries rally though so I’m not sure we’ll be able to keep up with the World Rally Cars but we’ll give it a good go.”

The rally has 44 competitive miles and it takes place in the Sherwood forest area of Nottinghamshire. For more information please visit