Preston gets Fabia R5 early with debut in BTRDA
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.