Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Monaghan all set for season-opener

Kev Monaghan will kick off his 2013 rally season next weekend when he competes on the Tour of Epynt. The event is the first round of the MSA Asphalt Rally Championship and Monaghan will be driving his Pirtek, Stauff, F&R Belbin, Bill Falconer and GB Lubricants-supported Vauxhall Corsa. Chris Purvis will be back in the co-driving hot seat again after being forced to miss a few events last year through injury.

Monaghan is planning to enter a minimum of five of the championship rounds and, after contesting the popular tarmac series for the last two years, he feels he has an excellent opportunity to push for some good results.

“It’s our third season doing the Asphalt championship so I’ve got some decent knowledge of the events and the stages as well as having good information on the car set-up,” said Monaghan. “We’re aiming to do at least five of the events including one of the Irish rounds which will be a first for me.”

“We need to get the championship off to a decent start on Epynt first though. It will be our third visit to the awesome military ranges and I can’t wait to get to the start line. Huge thanks to all my sponsors who have helped me get out on the stages again.”

The rally will take place on the Epynt army ranges near Llandovery on Sunday 10th March.