DAVIES MAKES RALLY RE­TURN IN ST TRO­PHY

Motor Sport News - - Rally News - Red Kite Stages re­port, p20

For­mer Ford Fi­esta Chal­lenge driver Cameron Davies will com­pete in the new-for-2016 Fi­esta ST Tro­phy this year.

Davies com­peted in the Sports 2000 cir­cuit rac­ing cham­pi­onship last year af­ter win­ning the drive, but will re­turn to ral­ly­ing as part of a three-year plan to get into the World Rally Cham­pi­onship.

“The cham­pi­onship looks great,” said Davies of the se­ries that sup­ports the BTRDA. “I’ve driven the ST be­fore, which is a plus, but the most at­trac­tive thing is the prize struc­ture. I have a very clear three-year plan, to win the Tro­phy this year and score the free tyre deal for the BRC and then to win the Ju­nior BRC to get into the Drive DMACK Shootout. Hope­fully we can achieve that.”

Davies com­peted in the BTRDA in an ST car in 2013 and con­tested se­lected events the year be­fore. He then sold the ST to buy a Fi­esta R2 for the Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship­sup­port­ing Fi­esta Sport Tro­phy. He only com­peted in one event and fin­ished se­cond in the class, tak­ing fifth in the stand­ings at the end of the year.

Davies missed the sea­sonopen­ing Cam­brian Rally as the deal to do the cham­pi­onship only came off a week and a half af­ter the event.

ST Tro­phy chair­man John Pritchard added: “It is great news that a young up-and­com­ing driver such as Cameron Davies is join­ing the Fi­esta ST Tro­phy. His track record and speed will pro­vide stiff com­pe­ti­tion for all com­peti­tors, not just the other Ju­niors.

“The se­ries is con­tin­u­ing to grow and we ex­pect ad­di­tional driv­ers on the Mal­colm Wil­son Rally, which is great news con­sid­er­ing how new the se­ries is.”

ST Davies de­buted the car on the Red Kite

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