Heart­break for We­ston as spon­sors pull out and end full BRC sea­son hopes

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Ryan We­ston Jr will no longer com­plete a full Ju­nior Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship af­ter los­ing two ma­jor spon­sors.

The 19-year-old had been set to part­ner Meirion Evans in a Ford Fi­esta R2T pre­pared by Melvyn Evans. With the loss of back­ing, Ryan’s father Dave Sr ad­mits that the fo­cus has switched away from an as­sault on the cham­pi­onship this year.

“We’ve lost two ma­jor back­ers we’ve had for years,” ex­plained Dave Sr. “Be­cause of the way the eco­nomic cli­mate is up here we’re not likely to re­place them.”

“We’re work­ing away try­ing to do some­thing and we may do some of the rounds, but we’ve got to be re­al­is­tic.”

Ryan We­ston com­peted in the BTRDA last year, fin­ish­ing fourth in the Kick­start 1400 cham­pi­onship in his Pro­ton Sa­tria.

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