Monday, 25 September 2017
Kirvan-Rodgers set for rally return in Yorkshire
After over five years away from the driving seat North Lincolnshire’s Becky Kirvan-Rodgers will make her return to rally action next weekend at Trackrod Rally Yorkshire.
Becky last competed on the world championship Wales Rally GB event in 2011 where she won her class in her Ford Fiesta ST. Since then she has taken time out from competing although her car has still been used, most recently in the ST Trophy championship by husband Tim.
She had been looking at making a comeback in 2018 but an approach by Hull-based APD Communications to offer sponsorship support for her to compete on Trackrod Rally Yorkshire brought forward her plans.
“After doing the BRC Challenge championship and Wales Rally GB in 2011 I had a break from competing to bring up our two children,” said Becky. “I’ve still been involved in the sport though, supporting Tim as he did selected events in the ST championship.”
“I was looking at getting a budget together to do a few events next season when APD Communications contacted me. We’ve put a deal together to run the Fiesta on Rally Yorkshire which is great as it’s my local event.”
“As well as supporting me APD have also provided their Artemis telematics and crash detection kit for the car which will monitor things like revs, braking and cornering. It's the first time the kit has been in a rally car, I'm proud to be the first person to use it and the team at APD are excited to see the data we produce.”
“It’s going to be quite a challenge to compete again, especially as I’ve been away for so long. We did have a very successful test day in Tong forest last week though so that blew away a few cobwebs! I’m really looking forward to Rally Yorkshire, I love stages such as Langdale and Dalby.”
The event starts on Saturday morning from Filey and it takes place in the forests around Pickering.
Please visit www.beckykirvan.co.uk or www.facebook.com/beckykirvanrallying to keep up to date with Becky’s rallying.