Dillon heads to Belgium in new Fiesta R2
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.