Sunday, 7 February 2010

Wright to start title defence on Wyedean Forest rally

Rally driver David Wright, from Bentham, will start his season next weekend on the Team GMF Wyedean Forest rally, the opening round of the 2010 BTRDA rally championship.

Wright, who won the BTRDA title in 2009, is aiming to kick off his year with a good result after battling through the snow on last years event.

“The conditions last year were very difficult and it was a relief to finish. It was a decent start to a fantastic season though,” said Wright.

“We’re hoping to take some outright event wins this year, it will be tough to beat the World Rally cars but we’ll be on maximum attack from the start.”

Wright and co-driver Michael Wilkinson will start the season in the same Giles Philips Motorsport prepared Mitsubishi Evo 9 as last year with support from Drenth, Kumho Tyres, Proflex and Grove Hill Garage.

“We’ve made a few tweaks but it’s pretty much the same car. Hopefully we’ll have a new car ready in time for the Somerset Stages in April which should be lighter and have a bit more power.”

The Wyedean Forest rally is based at Chepstow racecourse and will feature 45 miles of competitive action in and around the Forest of Dean, more information can be found on