Retallick hopeful of Rally First title push
Emily Retallick is hoping that her recent Rally First victory will spur her on to challenge for the title in the BTRDA this year.
Retallick became the first female to win a round of the Vital Equipment Rally First Championship outright after a strong run on the Plains Rally on May 14. In only her second season of BTRDA competition, the 29-year-old is revelling in the experience.
“I did one rally last year and it was completely addictive,” said Retallick. “On the morning of the Plains I felt really good and obviously it worked out well.”
Peugeot 205 driver Retallick is hoping that her win will inspire other women into the BTRDA, with a shortage of female rally drivers in competition in the championship.
“I’m very happy [to be the first female winner],” she added. “It’s a real shame more women aren’t doing it.”
Now the Essex native is hoping to challenge series leader Dominic Hodge, who leads the category by two points. Both he and Retallick have a score of a single point to drop, meaning the championship is up for grabs.
“I seem to get on well with the car, I have a 205 road car too. I bought the car from Dominic as he wanted something a bit more competitive. Hopefully we can go on and challenge him,” she said.