Wil­liams gets Opel Adam Cup for the Manx

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James Wil­liams will step up to the Rally Isle of Man in an Opel Adam Cup car run by Spencer Sport.

The 18-year-old will drive the Adam, which be­longs to Vaux­hall Ju­nior Bri­tish Rally Team man­ager Si­mon Mauger, for the first time in com­pe­ti­tion on the event. It will also be his first ex­pe­ri­ence of writ­ing his own pacenotes.

“I tested the car last week and clicked with it pretty quickly,” said Wil­liams. “We did about 20k and it’s go­ing to be a dif­fer­ent chal­lenge but I’m look­ing for­ward to it. It’s not as quick as an R2, it’s only got 140bhp, but from what I’ve seen so far of it, it’s a great car, great chas­sis and hope­fully we can do some gi­ant-killing.”

The for­mer Ju­nior 1000 cham­pi­onship run­ner-up has been com­pet­ing in the BTRDA 1400S cat­e­gory in a Ford KA this year, and has two wins from two fin­ishes in the cat­e­gory. The car has been plagued by me­chan­i­cal is­sues on the other rounds.

Wil­liams has won two BTRDA 1400S rounds so far in 2016

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