Sunday, 5 February 2012

Wright aims for winning start on Wyedean rally

Bentham’s David Wright will kick-off his BTRDA rally championship campaign next weekend when he contests the Wyedean Forest rally.

Wright and co-driver Michael Wilkinson will contest the event in their usual Kumho Tyres, Proflex, Drenth, Grove Hill Garage and York Brewery-supported Mitsubishi Evo 9.

After winning his final event of 2011 Wright’s hopes are high for a good result on the Chepstow-based event and he is aiming to repeat the class victory he took on last year’s Wyedean as well as securing a good overall position.

“We had an excellent start to the season on last year’s event when we finished fourth overall and won the class,” commented Wright. “I’d like to aim to get into the top three this year although the rally has attracted a high-quality entry so it’s going to be very competitive at the top of the leaderboard.”

“It will be interesting to see what conditions we get on the rally, it was sunny last year but there has been heavy snow in previous years. We’ll be looking for a good clean run whatever the conditions.”

The rally will start from Chepstow racecourse on Saturday morning (11th February) with crews contesting seven stages in and around the Forest of Dean.