Fraser’s Dar­rian saved af­ter Flat­ters fire

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

Andy Fraser has thanked the com­peti­tors and in­jured mar­shals that saved his Dar­rian af­ter a fire at the end of the last stage of the Harry Flat­ters Rally threat­ened to de­stroy the car.

Fraser had a sec­ond place fin­ish on the July 31 event sewn up when fuel leaked into the air­box and onto the ex­haust, caus­ing it to ig­nite.

“I would like to stress how grate­ful I am to the mar­shals,” said Fraser. “The three in par­tic­u­lar who got burned, and the driv­ers as well. I can’t thank ev­ery­body enough, they’ve saved a £120,000 car.”

Over 20 ex­tin­guish­ers were used to put out the fire. Three mar­shals were hurt at­tend­ing to the car. “There were three mar­shals, two were broth­ers,” added Fraser. “One had a burn on his fore­arm. His brother ended up with smoke in­hala­tion and fume in­hala­tion. And then there as an­other guy who was hav­ing dif­fi­culty breath­ing af­ter­wards.”

All three have been re­leased from hos­pi­tal. Fraser is hop­ing to have the car for the Mewla Rally on Au­gust 28.

We­ston hasn’t com­peted since he won the BTRDA ti­tle

Fraser is grate­ful that his £120,000 car was res­cued

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