Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Rally driver Wright set to join the stars at Festival of Speed
Bentham’s David Wright will join some of the best known names in world motorsport next weekend when he drives his GPM and Grove Hill Garage-supported Ford Focus WRC at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
It is the fifth time Wright has been invited to take part in the event by Lord March and his car will be one of several representing the International Rally Drivers Club.
Joining Wright on the rally stage will be the likes of World Rally Championship driver Jari-Matti Latvala, who will be setting the pace in his VW Polo WRC, and former British champion Russell Brookes in a Talbot Sunbeam.
The event isn’t just about rallying though, it also features a hill climb course which will be tackled by the drivers from various motorsport disciplines including Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.
“It’s an honour to be invited to drive at the event again,” said Wright. “The Festival of Speed is the most prestigious event on the UK’s motoring calendar and to be able to be at the same venue as world championship level drivers from all sorts of motorsport is fantastic.”
“We’re planning on doing several runs of the rally stage over the course of the Festival. It will be interesting to see how our times compare to a current World Rally Championship star in a latest specification car.”
The event runs from Friday to Sunday with a crowd of over 150,000 people attending over the three days.