Wil­liams re­turns on Sev­ern Val­ley Rally

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Sara Wil­liams will re­turn to ac­tion in her Subaru Im­preza for the first time since last Oc­to­ber when she con­tests the Sev­ern Val­ley Stages this week­end.

Wil­liams was cho­sen to visit Qatar for an as­sess­ment pro­gramme with the prize of win­ning a drive on the 2016 Sealine Cross Coun­try Rally, but hasn’t ral­lied since the Cam­brian late last year.

“It’s only half an hour up the road from home which helps,” said Wil­liams. “We’ll just do one­off events this year and will have a look at what’s next af­ter the Sev­ern Val­ley.”

Pa­trick Walsh will co-drive Wil­liams for the first time since the Red Dragon Rally last June.

Also among the en­tries is Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship com­peti­tor Ol­lie Mel­lors, who is hop­ing to get some seat time ahead of the Scot­tish and Nicky Grist rounds of the cham­pi­onship which fall two weeks apart.

Gwynnespeed Rally cham­pion Ross Leach is hop­ing to make the step up to a B13 Subaru Im­preza af­ter con­firm­ing he won’t de­fend his 2015 ti­tle. With Han­nah Mckil­lop along­side, he’s hop­ing to put to­gether a deal to drive Dan Moss’s car in what will be his first rally in a four-wheel-drive car.

The event is a round of the Welsh cham­pi­onship, which is led by Luke Fran­cis. Andy Davies trails by just eight points.

Wil­liams among strong en­try

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