Weaver gelled with cham­pion Stokes from their first rally

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

Guy Weaver did more than 100 ral­lies with David Stokes and be­came a close friend as well as co-driver.

“David was a driver filled with en­thu­si­asm and he re­ally lived life for ral­ly­ing. I first sat with David on the Robin Hood Stages in 2006 in snow and ice. The rally was on maps and I had never even been in a car with David. This was a bap­tism of fire, but it showed what a class driver he was in han­dling the con­di­tions.

“He was never short of con­fi­dence in push­ing on where needed and we both used to re­ally en­joy the longer ral­lies with a recce. This is where the team­work and chem­istry be­tween us gelled.

“I al­ways felt com­fort­able sit­ting with David even when we got through two ’shells in three events in 2008. His com­ment was that he didn’t used to get through that many ’shells in the 1970s.”

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