Evans Aims For The Top In Scottish Duel

Evans Aims For The Top In Scottish Duel

The DMACK British Rally team continues its assault on the MSA British Rally Championship as the series takes in its fourth different country in four events. Next week’s RSAC Scottish Rally sees the team travel to Dumfries with the sole aim of regaining the lead of the UK’s premier rally series.

Welshman Elfyn Evans, from Dolgellau, and co-driver Craig Parry have easily been the fastest crew in the series. They stormed to victory on round one in Wales and were leading on the Circuit of Ireland before being sidelined with a mechanical issue.

They also set the stages alight when the championship returned to mainland UK for round three in Carlisle – and were unbeaten on all but one special stage.

Evans will be hoping to demonstrate that pace again north of the border when he tackles some classic Scottish forest roads next Saturday. They include steadfast gravel tests like Twiglees and Castle O’er but organisers have also introduced fresh challenges, with around 10 of the 62-mile route completely new.

Evans will pilot a sole Autotek-run Ford Fiesta R5 Evo for the team after early season team-mate Max Vatanen opted to concentrate on his Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy campaign in the World Rally Championship after finishing runner-up on the opening round in Portugal.

Evans’ Fiesta will be equipped with the same soft compound DMACK gravel tyres which powered Ott Tanak to stage-winning times in the latest WRC round at Sardinia last week.

The last all-gravel round of the British championship will also see 11 competitors in the DMACK Junior BRC chase the huge prize of a £60,000 scholarship into next season’s Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy in the world championship. Irish star Rob Duggan leads by just one point from Gus Greensmith.

Elfyn Evans said: “We’ve showed a strong, leading pace all season in the BRC but, apart from the first round in Wales, we’ve had a couple of issues which have stopped us from winning more events. The aim next weekend is to continue that pace and try to have a clean, trouble-free event where we can get back on top of the championship and regain the lead.”

2016-06-17

Evans Aims For The Top In Scottish Duel
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