Bentham’s David Wright will contest the Tour of Hamsterley rally next weekend with the aim of repeating the win he took on the 2012 event.
After a dramatic crash on the Malcolm Wilson rally in March Wright’s Kumho Tyres, Proflex, Drenth, York Brewery, Millers Oils, Owen Developments and Grove Hill Garage-supported GPM Mitsubishi Evo 9 has been fully rebuilt.
With the car out of action for a few weeks Wright has taken the opportunity to have some work done on the engine with an increase in boost pressure and a remap giving a little extra power.
“The car was pretty bent after the shunt on the last event,” said Wright. “It has taken a lot of work to get it back into good shape but we’re all set for Hamsterley now. We sent the engine away to be uprated so hopefully that will give us more speed in the stages.”
“I love the fast and flowing stages in Hamsterley and it’s my co-driver Michael’s local event so we’ll be pushing hard to take another win although we’ll be up against some very tough competition.”
The event is based in Shildon and the crews will face seven stages in the Hamsterley forest complex.