Weaver gelled with champion Stokes from their first rally
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.”