Sunday, 22 May 2011

Cristofaro to put tarmac experience to the test on Jim Clark rally

Teenage rally driver Nick Cristofaro is looking to put his experience of competing on tarmac to good use next weekend when he contests round four of the British Rally Championship, the Jim Clark International Rally.

Cristofaro, from Milford Haven, was a multi-time karting champion when he was younger and also did several tarmac rallies when competing in the Junior F1000 championship in his old Nissan Micra.

“The Jim Clark stages are going to be bumpier and narrower than anything I’ve competed on before but I think my experience will prove to be useful,” said Cristofaro. “I’ll be aiming for another good finish to help my BRC Formula 2 and Fiesta Sporting Trophy championship aspirations.”

Cristofaro will use his usual TEG Sport, Pirelli, Genpower UK, Autoglym, Millers Oils, Nicky Grist, Cut In Edge and Elite Remapping-backed Ford Fiesta ST and Manxman Rob Fagg will be co-driving.

“Rob has a lot of experience of competing on tarmac rallies, he’s competed on the Jim Clark before as well as Mull and the Isle of Man so I should be in good hands.”

The event will kick off with six stages on Friday evening including two runs of the popular spectator stage which runs through the streets of Duns. A full day’s competition takes place on Saturday with ten tough stages which are sure to test the crews to the limit.

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