Testing woe puts Kershaw out
Reigning BTRDA Silver Star champion Boyd Kershaw and co-driver Bryan Hull missed the season-opening Cambrian Rally after a gearbox broke in pre-event testing.
Kershaw was testing the Escort he used to win the title last year at Walters Arena, but the failure left him unable to get the parts and rebuild the car in time.
The New Zealander has purchased another Escort for this year’s BTRDA, but that also couldn’t be readied for the Cambrian.
Hull said: “We were waiting parts for the new car, which has a Vauxhall engine rather than a Ford, including suspension bits,” said Hull. “The plan is to get both cars ready for the Malcolm Wilson Rally.”