Sunday, 27 March 2011

KC Rally Team set for debut in Wales

The KC Rally Team will make their debut next week on the Bulldog Challenge event in Wales, the opening round of the BRC Challenge championship

Driver Becky Kirvan from Burton Pidsea will compete for the team which is supported by KC, provider of communications services to homes and businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire, as well as Kirvan’s existing supporters Princes Quay shopping centre, Bardahl Oils, Rally4Real, Songasport and Peart Auto Services.

After a successful 2010 which saw her win the BTRDA Ladies championship Kirvan will make the step up to the BRC Challenge in 2011 in a Ford Fiesta ST and she will be partnered by MSA English championship-winning co-driver Karen Watts to form the only all-female crew in the Challenge.

“I am delighted to receive support from KC which will allow me to compete in the BRC Challenge,” said Kirvan. “It’s going to be a really exciting year as all the rallies will be new to me and I’ll be competing on famous events such as the Jim Clark rally and Rally Isle of Man.”

“There will be a lot of learning to do, especially on the events which take place on tarmac as all my recent experience is on forest events, but I am confident that we will do well and get plenty of exposure for the KC brand and my other supporters.”

Mark Conway, KC’s Director of Business Services, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting Becky as she embarks on the next stage of her rallying career. Her performance last year in winning the BTRDA Ladies championship was inspiring, and we’re sure that this year she’ll make her mark on the BRC Challenge championship too.”

The BRC Challenge season kicks off with the Bulldog event on April 2nd before taking in rounds in Cumbria, Berwickshire, Ulster, Yorkshire and the Isle of Man. The Bulldog is based in Welshpool and it will include stages in Penllyn and Dyfi forests as well as the highly popular Woodyard spectator stage.

“I can’t wait to get to the start line”, commented Kirvan. “I competed in one of the forests used on the Bulldog on another event last year although I think it will be totally different in my new car. We’ll be aiming to get a good finish and a decent haul of points to kick-off our championship.”

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