Monday, 13 June 2011

Wright makes it four out of five on Dukeries Rally

Bentham rally driver David Wright continued his run of success in the BTRDA rally championship last weekend with a class win on the Dukeries rally.

The event commenced with the short Blidworth stage and Wright made a good start in his Proflex, Kumho Tyres, Drenth and Grove Hill Garage-supported GPM Mitsubishi Evo 9, taking sixth fastest time overall and first in class.

Two stages in the Sherwood Forest complex followed and Wright was one of several crews who beat the bogey time on the first of them. A spin on the next stage cost a few seconds and kept Wright in sixth place.

“The early stages went pretty well for us,” said Wright. “It was frustrating to have a spin but other than that we had a good run through the stages.”

A quick time in the fourth stage, Portland, moved Wright up to fifth on the leaderboard, a position he maintained to the finish.

“We had a troublefree run through the remaining stages, the car performed faultlessly. I’m delighted to have won the class again, it’s the fourth time in five events we have achieved that. It’s good that we were on the pace of the cars in the World Rally class on an event which suited those cars more than mine, it bodes well for the next championship round where the stages are more twisty.”

The result moves Wright up to fifth in the overall BTRDA championship and he also leads the championship for drivers in B13 class cars. His next event will be the Quinton Stages in July.

Image courtesy Simon Clarke