Dil­lon heads to Bel­gium in new Fi­esta R2

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

Over­seas ral­ly­ing spe­cial­ist Robert Dil­lon will take his new Ford Fi­esta R2 to the Flan­ders In­ter­na­tional Rally Chal­lenge in Bel­gium.

Dil­lon, who first drove the newly built car on the Tour of Caer­went in March, is aim­ing to bench­mark his pace against in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion, with crews from all over Europe set to com­pete in the cham­pi­onship. “Step­ping into the new Ford Fi­esta R2 has been a mas­sive change,” said Dil­lon.

“It is much more of a chal­lenge for me to get into an R2, which is a much more mod­ern car with a se­quen­tial gear­box. I need to see how I get on against sim­i­lar ma­chin­ery to see where I am as a driver.”

The ORC Canal Rally is fa­mil­iar ter­ri­tory for Dil­lon; he won his class in the event last year while driv­ing his pre­vi­ous Honda Civic, but missed the rest of the sea­son.

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