BRC driver Slaugh­ter to Sev­ern Val­ley

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For­mer his­torics and cur­rent BRC driver James Slaugh­ter will com­pete on the Sev­ern Val­ley Stages in his Ford Fi­esta R5.

As well as com­pet­ing him­self, James’ fa­ther Dick will com­pete in his fi­nal event in a Cat­e­gory K Fia-spec Ford Es­cort Mk2.

“For me it’s purely for seat­time,” said Slaugh­ter, who’s next BRC round is the Nicky Grist Stages in July in the same area of Wales. “I need to get as much time as I can get in the new car. I like the Sev­ern Val­ley, it’s great that it is go­ing ahead with ev­ery­thing that’s go­ing on in Wales.”

The event had been in doubt as it falls af­ter the mas­ter agree­ment be­tween Nat­u­ral Re­source Wales and the Mo­tor Sports As­so­ci­a­tion for the use of NRW for­est land runs out on June 1. With a deal yet to be signed, the two bod­ies reached a one-off re­prieve for the June 4 event to go ahead.

BRC crews have been given spe­cial dis­pen­sa­tion to com­pete in the event with­out break­ing the rules on com­pet­ing or rec­ce­ing stages be­fore an event.

Slaugh­ter’s Ford Fi­esta R5

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