Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Wright and Wilkinson to head to Hamsterley

Bentham’s David Wright will take a break from his BTRDA rally championship campaign next weekend when he contests the Tour of Hamsterley event in County Durham.

It will be Wright’s first time competing in the forest which used to be used in world championship events. He will do the rally in his Proflex, Drenth, Kumho Tyres and Grove Hill Garage-backed GPM Mitsubishi Evo 9 which has been fully repaired after it suffered broken suspension on the last event in Somerset.

“The event is local to my co-driver Michael Wilkinson and he was keen to support it by putting an entry in,” commented Wright.

“It’s good for us as it’s a week before our next BTRDA outing so we will get the chance to get back up to speed with the car and check that everything is working as it should.”

“We’re up against some quick drivers in our class so it looks like it could be a good battle. I have never competed in Hamsterley before but Michael should know where he’s going and will be pushing me on.”

The rally is based in Shildon and all the competitive mileage will take place on forest tracks in Hamsterley.