Ed­wards gets R5 Fi­esta for one-off BTRDA event

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Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship Group N leader Matt Ed­wards will drive a Ford Fi­esta R5+ on the DMACK Carlisle Stages, the next round of the BTRDA.

The Welsh driver has been given the chance af­ter im­press­ing in the BRC, with DMACK, M-sport and Peter Smith [one of Ed­wards’ spon­sors] all in­volved in the deal. He’ll drive an R5+ on the June 11 event.

“I got a very nice phone call last week to start the day,” said Ed­wards. “It’s un­be­liev­able af­ter over 10 years of ef­fort to get to where we are now. It’s an amaz­ing op­por­tu­nity but the only pres­sure for me is what I put on my­self. I don’t know much about the deal and it’s all low key but we’ll go there and do our best.”

The Mit­subishi Lancer E9 driver is lead­ing the BRC 2 cat­e­gory hav­ing won his class in two out of three rounds so far, fin­ish­ing as high as sev­enth over­all in Mid Wales.

Ed­wards (r) gets his big chance

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