Laf­fey to BRC in Ca1-backed Ford Fi­esta R5

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

Four-time MSA As­phalt Ju­nior cham­pion Alex Laf­fey will join Fredrik Ah­lin at CA1 Sport for the up­com­ing Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship sea­son.

Laf­fey, who hasn’t com­peted on gravel since 2011, will drive a Ford Fi­esta R5 part­nered by co-driver An­drew Roug­head.

Laf­fey ac­knowl­edges a lack of ex­pe­ri­ence on gravel, but be­lieves he’ll get pro­gres­sively quicker through the year.

“We’ve made a com­mit­ment to do a full Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship pro­gramme this year, in­clud­ing the gravel ral­lies,” said the Scot. “The aim is to progress through the sea­son and see where we end up. I’ve never driven an R5 car on gravel be­fore, so I’m not re­ally ex­pect­ing to set the world alight on the open­ing Mid Wales Stages.

“How­ever, I’d like to think we’ll be up there fight­ing against the very best on the Tar­mac.”

Laf­fey en­ters his sixth year with the Martin Wilkinson-run CA1 Sport outft from Cum­bria.

Laf­fey has com­peted in MSA As­phalt se­ries for sev­eral years

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