Welsh Ju­nior Jones could take year out for new car

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Newly crowned Welsh Ju­nior cham­pion An­drew Jones could take a year out of ral­ly­ing to fo­cus on build­ing a new car.

Jones hadn’t planned to do the whole Vi­tal Equip­ment-backed se­ries, but found his re­sults were im­pres­sive enough to top the young driver sec­tion and leave him sec­ond in the over­all stand­ings af­ter the Nicky Grist Stages ear­lier this month.

“I did the Cam­brian and thought it would be a one-off,” Jones ex­plained. “My dad reg­is­tered me for the cham­pi­onship and it went from there.”

Jones’ re­sults have been im­pres­sive given the car he’s driv­ing, a road rallyspec­i­fi­ca­tion Fiat Punto. Now he’ll weigh up the op­tions of a new car.

“It’s just a Pinto built to do road ral­lies,” added Jones. “I’m go­ing to fin­ish the cham­pi­onship now but I’m not sure what’s go­ing to hap­pen next year. I could take a year out to save some money. I’d like to build a his­toric car or some­thing sim­i­lar to what Boyd [Ker­shaw] has with the Vaux­hall and se­quen­tial gear­box.”

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