Bentham’s David Wright is aiming for more success next weekend when he contests the Plains rally in his Kumho Tyres and Grove Hill Garage-backed Ford Focus WRC.
On his last outing, the Malcolm Wilson rally in Cumbria, Wright finished second overall after a final stage driveshaft failure cost him a victory so his ultimate aim is to go one better on the Plains.
“Second was a great result but we were so near to getting the win,” said Wright. “It was very disappointing to have the problem, especially as we were so near to the finish.”
“The Plains will be a tough event, the stages are very fast and there are some huge drops if you get it wrong. It will be difficult to get a win as we’re up against some much more modern cars than our Focus but we’ll give it our best shot.”
“My co-driver Steve Pugh has a lot of experience of the stages used on the event so that will be a great help. Thanks to GPM, Grove Hill Garage, Kumho Tyres, Proflex and Drenth for their help and support.”
The rally, which is a round of the BTRDA championship, starts from Welshpool and the crews will face several stages in Dyfi and Gartheiniog forests.