Te­j­par aim­ing for Ul­ster come­back after costly RSAC Scot­tish Rally BRC roll

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Na­bila Te­j­par is hop­ing to re­turn to the Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship on the Ul­ster Rally after a roll on the RSAC Scot­tish Rally ruled her out of the last round, the Nicky Grist Stages.

Te­j­par suf­fered eye dam­age after the shunt, but re­turned to the cock­pit of a rally car at the Eifel Ral­lye – in his­toric cam­paigner and fa­ther Aziz’s DAF 55 – last week­end and is con­fi­dent of a re­turn.

Te­j­par said: “It wasn’t as bad as I thought and it was nice to do [get back in a car] in that way. I’ve got an­other check-up next week to make sure [ev­ery­thing is fine] but I’m feel­ing OK.”

Te­j­par’s Ford Fi­esta R2 needed a new bodyshell and is cur­rently be­ing re­paired by MH Motorsport, the team that has pre­pared her car this year.

“The back end kicked out slightly and as I tried to cor­rect it, there was a ditch on the out­side, it’s just sucked us in,” she added. “After the crash I was fine but about six hours later I started see­ing dots. It turns out I de­tached some­thing in my eye. I’ve got 20/20 vi­sion back now.”

This is Te­j­par’s first sea­son of closed road and gravel ral­ly­ing after spend­ing last year com­pet­ing on sin­gle venue events. The Dare to be Dif­fer­ent ad­vo­cate is com­pet­ing with Al­lied Poly­mer on her car – made fa­mous for back­ing Ari Vata­nen’s BRC cam­paign in the 1970s. Fa­ther Aziz bought the rights to the pre­vi­ously de­funct com­pany.

Al­lied Poly­mer back in BRC with Te­j­par (r)

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