CAMILLI AND EVANS HEAD TO RALLYDAY
M-sport supply Ford Fiesta R5 for Castle Combe event
Elfyn Evans will be joined for the first time by M-sport WRC driver Eric Camilli for Rallyday later this month, with both drivers scheduled to entertain fans around the Castle Combe circuit-based event.
Evans and Camilli will drive M-sport’s R5-spec Ford Fiesta demo car, which has WRC bodywork. It will be Camilli’s first appearance at the event.
“I’ve heard a lot about Rallyday,” said the 29-year-old, who sits 11th in the WRC standings in his first year in a WR car. “This will be my first time at the event, but I’m really looking forward to it and I know it attracts a lot of really passionate fans every year. It will be great to get back behind the wheel after this unexpected break and to meet all the Uk-based fans.”
Camilli replaced Evans in the M-sport WRC team for 2016, with Evans splitting a WRC2 and BRC campaign for M-sport and DMACK respectively.
Evans has been a mainstay at Britain’s biggest non-competitive rally show, having driven Fiesta RS WRCS at the event before.
“I’ve been going every year for four or five years now and it’s really fun,” said the Welshman. “It’s a bit of a rush this year as we fly to Corsica on the Sunday but nonetheless a good day out. They’ve always had a fantastic turnout and the last few years there’s been some really interesting stuff there. The hard part has always been making time to go and have a look around myself. Hopefully this year I’ll have a bit of time.”
The event has attracted a large entry with the main theme revolving around the 30th and 40th anniversaries of the RAC Rally – now Wales Rally GB – which featured a heavy presence in Bath, less than 15 miles from Castle Combe.
Evans compatriot Osian Pryce – who’s been competing in the Drive DMACK Trophy this year – is also scheuled to take part, as are British Rally Championship competitors Jamie Anderson and Neil Simpson.
For more info on the attendees and for tickets visit rallyday.com.
Camilli: first time at Rallyday Evans returns to Combe event Evans drove WRC car at Rallyday last year