M-sport sup­ply Ford Fi­esta R5 for Cas­tle Combe event

Motor Sport News - - Rally News - By Jack Benyon

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

Camilli: first time at Rallyday Evans re­turns to Combe event Evans drove WRC car at Rallyday last year

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