Sunday, 5 June 2011

Wright aiming to be top of the class on Dukeries rally

Bentham’s David Wright is aiming to take his fourth class win out of five BTRDA rally championship events this year next weekend when he contests the Dukeries rally.

Wright has enjoyed a successful season so far in his Proflex, Kumho Tyres, Drenth and Grove Hill Garage-supported Mitsubishi Evo 9 with his most reason outing resulting in fourth overall as well as the class win on the Plains rally in May.

“We’ve had mixed fortunes on the Dukeries in the last two years,” said Wright. “We won our class in 2009 but last year we had a broken driveshaft which put us out of the event when we were on course for a good result.”

“The car has been re-prepared since the last rally and there are no major changes to it so hopefully we’ll be able to aim for the class victory again as well as a good position on the overall leaderboard.”

The rally is based at Southwell racecourse and the crews will face 45 miles of competition in and around Sherwood forest.