Edwards gets R5 Fiesta for one-off BTRDA event
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