Sunday, 6 June 2010

Wright to continue title defence on Dukeries rally

Rally driver David Wright will resume his BTRDA title defence next weekend when he competes on round five of the championship, the Dukeries rally.

After a disappointing start to the year with an opening event retirement Wright and co-driver Michael Wilkinson have had a good run of results, winning their class on the last three rounds and lying fourth overall in the championship race.

Having finished fourth on last year’s Dukeries Wright is targeting a podium finish to keep his hopes of defending his 2009 title alive. He will use his usual GPM Mitsubishi Evo 9 on the event with support from Drenth, Proflex, Grove Hill Garage and Kumho Tyres.

“We’ve had a good season so far and after the disappointment of the first round retirement I’ve been pleased with getting the class wins and also finishing third overall on the last two rounds,” said Wright.

“It’s going to be tough to compete with the World Rally Cars as usual but we’ll push hard and try and get as high up the leaderboard as we can, another podium finish would be great.”

“The car is pretty much the same specification as the last round in Wales so hopefully we’ll have a reliable run.”

The rally takes place in the Sherwood forest area of Nottinghamshire with the crews battling it out over 44 miles of gravel tracks.