Sunday, 8 May 2011

Wright hoping for problem-free Plains rally

Bentham’s David Wright will be back in BTRDA rally championship action next weekend when he takes part in round four of the series, the Plains rally.

Wright has had a mixed BTRDA season so far in his Proflex, Drenth, Kumho Tyres and Grove Hill Garage-backed GPM Mitsubishi Evo 9 with two excellent class victories and one retirement leaving him in ninth place on the championship leaderboard.

“We’ll be looking to improve our championship position on the Plains,” said Wright. “We’re in a new car this year and we’ve had a couple of problems including a suspension part breaking at over 100mph on the last championship round.”

“We did the Tour of Hamsterley event last weekend as a test but unfortunately we retired early on when an oil cooler pipe burst spraying the oil out. We were lucky that there was no damage to the engine. Hopefully we’ll have a clear run on the Plains and get a similar result to last year when we were third overall.”

The Welshpool-based event starts on Saturday morning with the competitive action taking place in the forests of Dyfi, Gartheiniog and Hafren as well as the popular Woodyard spectator-stage.