Pre­ston gets Fabia R5 early with de­but in BTRDA

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Thomas Pre­ston will give the Skoda Fabia R5 a BTRDA de­but af­ter re­ceiv­ing his car early.

MN orig­i­nally re­ported that the car would ar­rive in May ear­lier this month but a cus­tomer can­cel­la­tion has moved Pre­ston up the list. He’ll de­but the car on the Som­er­set Stages and should get the car this week.

“I am do­ing a test with Mark Hig­gins on the April 14, then the Som­er­set Stages with Jack Mor­ton [co-driver],” said Pre­ston. “I have never done the Som­er­set Stages be­fore so I’m look­ing for­ward to it, the plan then is to do the re­main­ing rounds of the BRC.”

The Som­er­set Stages on April 16 is one of the only BTRDA events Pre­ston hasn’t done af­ter two part sched­ules in 2014/15. Pre­ston hasn’t con­firmed all of the BRC rounds he will com­pete on, but will start with Carlisle on April 30/May 1 and has picked out the Manx as an­other pos­si­ble counter. “The event af­ter Som­er­set is the Pirelli [Carlisle] be­ing run by CA1 Sport,” he added.

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