Opel Adam Cup Car to make UK rally de­but at Don­ing­ton Park event

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The Opel Ral­lye Cup car will make its na­tional ral­ly­ing de­but in the UK in the hands of Fred Field next month.

Field – son of Mo­tor­sport News Cir­cuit Rally Cham­pi­onship leader Ash­ley – hasn’t com­peted in the driv­ers seat be­fore but is hop­ing the out­ing will lead to more.

“I’ve wanted to get driv­ing for­ever re­ally,” said Field. “The op­por­tu­nity has arisen so we’re go­ing to do it.

“We’re do­ing Don­ing­ton on March 6, then An­gle­sey and Cad­well in the MN Cir­cuit Rally Cham­pi­onship,” said the 22-yearold. “Af­ter that I want to do some big­ger ral­lies so we’ll do Manx Na­tional, and the ALMC in Ire­land. Af­ter that we’ll do the last two as­phalt rounds of the BRC, the Ul­ster and Isle of Man.”

Field Jr has co-driven for Ash­ley in the MN cham­pi­onship in his light­weight Dar­rian T90 GTR+, and will use the Opel, which is sim­i­lar to the firm’s R2-spec car but has dif­fer­ent non-ho­molo­gated parts. Field will look at his op­tions for fur­ther com­pe­ti­tion in 2017.

“We have plenty of op­tions for next year, one of which is we’re look­ing at mak­ing a gravel kit for the car,” ex­plained Field. “If we can get that to work then BRC is an op­tion, or we could po­ten­tially get an R2 car and do Ju­nior BRC, or even go to Ger­many and do the Opel Adam Cup if it’s still go­ing. We have plenty of op­tions.”

Stan­dard Adam Cup Car

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