Sunday, 22 May 2011

Becky ready for battle in the Borders

Rally driver Becky Kirvan will continue her BRC Challange championship campaign with the KC Rally Team next weekend when she heads to the Jim Clark Challenge Rally.

After two rounds on gravel forest tracks round three of the championship will take place on closed public roads around the town of Duns in Berwickshire. The fast and bumpy lanes will present a new challenge to Becky who has very limited experience of competing on tarmac.

She will once again use her KC, Bardahl Oils, Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Peart Auto Services, Rally4Real and Songasport-backed Ford Fiesta ST with Kaz Watts on co-driving duties.

“Most of my competition experience has been on forest rallies so I will have to learn how the car handles on tarmac,” said Becky.

“The stages look quite daunting, very fast in places with a lot of bumps and jumps to catch you out. My plan will be to get through the Friday night stages unscathed and then try to push on in the Saturday stages.”

Becky will face three stages on Friday evening starting with the extremely popular spectator stage through the streets of Duns before heading to the Bothwell and Abbey stages, the Abbey stage in particular being notoriously tough. Another five stages will be tackled on Saturday including the Swinton stage with its huge jumps.

“I’m looking forward to the rally, it’s going to be a real challenge but I’m up for it and ready for the start. Hopefully we can pick up a good haul of championship points.”

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