BRC driver Slaughter to Severn Valley
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