Monday, 3 June 2013

Wright to continue championship challenge on Dukeries rally


Bentham’s David Wright will continue his 2013 BTRDA rally championship campaign next weekend when he contests the Dukeries rally in Nottinghamshire.
After an excellent result on the Plains rally last month when he finished first in class and fourth overall Wright is hoping for another good performance in his Kumho Tyres, Proflex, Drenth, York Brewery, Millers Oils, Owen Developments and Grove Hill Garage-supported Mitsubishi Evo 9. The car ran faultlessly on the Plains so there have been no changes made ahead of the Dukeries.
“The Plains went really well,” said Wright. “I was happy with the car and we led the class all day. It will be tough to get a good overall result on the Dukeries as there are a lot of very long straights in the stages which give a big advantage to the more powerful World Rally class cars but I’ll be flat out to try and get near the top three.”
“After the car problems we had before the Plains it was great to have a troublefree run so we’ve left the car in the same specification which will hopefully give us another clear run.”
“We won our class on the 2011 Dukeries so we’ll be aiming to repeat that this year.”
The rally will be fought over 44 miles of gravel forest stages in the Sherwood Forest area.

Image courtesy Simon Clarke