Monday, 25 April 2011

Cristofaro to continue championship charge in Cumbria

Milford Haven’s Nick Cristofaro will head to Carlisle next weekend as he continues his British Rally Championship (BRC) season on the Pirelli International rally.

Cristofaro presently lies fifth in the BRC Formula 2 championship standings as well as second in the Fiesta Sporting Trophy after good results on the events so far in his TEG Sport-run Ford Fiesta ST which is supported by Pirelli, Genpower UK, Autoglym, Millers Oils, Nicky Grist and Cut In Edge. The Pirelli rally will also see the start of a new partnership, with Elite Remapping providing support to Cristofaro’s new Cristotec Remapping business.

"We had an accident on an event earlier in the year and the costs of fixing the car severely dented our rallying budget," commented Cristofaro. "Elite Remapping have kindly loaned me some equipment to enable me to set up Cristotec Remapping so hopefully the business will help me replenish the budget."

Since his last event Cristofaro has had his Fiesta's gearbox completely stripped and repaired after problems on the last event and his hopes are high that the car will have a troublefree run on the Pirelli.

"We were stuck in third gear for the final part of the last event which lost us a fair chunk of time. It’s another expense that we could do without but hopefully the problems are not sorted."

The rally starts on Friday evening with two stages in Kershope forest before a full days competition on Saturday in Kielder.

"It’s going to be a very challenging event, Kershope and Kielder are extremely tough places to compete but I am confident that I’ll be on the pace and I’m aiming to get another good haul of championship points."

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