Thursday, 26 August 2010

Wright returns for Merrick Stages

Bentham based driver David Wright will return to rally action next weekend when he contests the Merrick Stages rally in South West Scotland.

Wright, who has not competed since the Dukeries rally in June, has been busy building a new car which is almost ready but he will use his familiar Giles Philips Motorsport Mitsuibishi Evo 9 on the event. As usual he will be partnered by co-driver Michael Wilkinson in the Kumho Tyres, Proflex, Drenth and Grove Hill Garage-supported machine.

"After nearly two years of competing on the BTRDA championship I've decided to have a change and try one of the Scottish Rally Championship rounds," said Wright.

"Doing the Scottish series is one of the options I am seriously considering for next year so it will be good to see what the Merrick is like and also to compare our times against the championship crews."

"I last competed in forests of South West Scotland in 2004, the stages are amongst my favourites, I really enjoy the fast and flowing nature of them."

"The new car should be ready in a couple of weeks so hopefully we'll be able to get it out an event before the end of the year."

The rally is based in Wigtown and will be fought over 44 miles of stages in the local forests.