Williams gets Opel Adam Cup for the Manx
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