Bentham rally driver David Wright will continue his BTRDA rally championship quest next Saturday (5th September) when he contests the Woodpecker Stages event in his Giles Philips Motorsport Mitsubishi Evo 9.
Wright, who is backed by Grove Hill Garage and Kumho Tyres, presently leads the championship but with the title being decided on the best six scores from eight he needs to ideally get maximum points on the Ludlow-based event.
“We’re in a decent position in the championship at the moment but we’re going to have to beat Will Nicholls on the last two rounds to have a chance of the title as he’s already had two retirements this year so he won’t be dropping any more points, ” said Wright.
“It’s going to be very tough with Will being in a World Rally Car but we’ll give it our best. Our car has had a new engine fitted since the last round and it has given us some extra torque so hopefully we’ll have a bit more pace.”
“I’ve not done the Woodpecker before so the stages will be new to me. There won’t be any time to get used to them though, it’s going to have to be flat out from the start!”
The rally is round 7 of the 2009 BTRDA championship and it will be contested over 45 miles of gravel tracks in forests to the west of Ludlow.