Wells aim­ing for GB na­tional in Fi­esta

Motor Sport News - - Rally News - SEEDED EN­TRY LIST Wood­pecker Rally, Septem­ber 3, Lud­low

BTRDA Rally First fron­trun­ner Richard Wells will do Wales Rally GB in his new Ford Fi­esta ST this year.

Wells is in the mid­dle of fight­ing for the over­all Rally First ti­tle, and is cur­rently fifth af­ter two low scores with re­li­a­bil­ity is­sues in his VW Polo. When the car has worked the Rugely driver has con­sis­tently been in the top two in the class. He leads the RF1.6 cat­e­gory won by Nick Carr and Joe Sturdy in a sim­i­lar car last year.

“I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to get­ting in it and do­ing some test­ing,” said Wells. “I think it will be a bit dif­fer­ent, just us­ing it on the road last night with the dog­box, it has a lot more power.”

Wells will en­dure a bap­tism of fire de­but­ing the car on Rally GB be­fore step­ping up to the car full-time next year.

“I’m go­ing to put my en­try in when they’re open. It’s re­ally to get used to the car be­fore the sea­son kicks off next year with the ST Tro­phy.”

Polo driver Wells still has hope of RF ti­tle be­fore GB step

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