One-off events for Eng­land in new Fi­esta

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

Mar­tyn Eng­land has said that Ir­ish events and one-offs are the tar­get with his newly pur­chased Ford Fi­esta R5 two-litre.

Eng­land – the first cus­tomer of the new M-sport-built car in the UK – won’t com­mit to any cham­pi­onships in the im­me­di­ate fu­ture.

“We will com­pete on the events we like in the south west rather than do events just be­cause they are in a cham­pi­onship,” ex­plained Eng­land. “Dawn [Eng­land, Mar­tyn’s wife and co-driver] is also keen to try some Tar­mac ral­ly­ing in Ire­land, so we will look at do­ing some­thing there as well.”

Eng­land made the switch to the Fi­esta af­ter 12 years driv­ing Mit­subishi Lancer Evos with a de­but on the Caer­went Stages last week­end. The duo set fastest times on the open­ing two stages, en­abling them to open up an early lead. Un­for­tu­nately, some brake is­sues and a dam­aged com­pres­sion strut forced them out of the event af­ter four of the six stages at the de­mand­ing MOD venue.

Strong show­ing in Caer­went bodes well for Eng­land duo

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