Ut­ting en­cour­ages driv­ers into ral­ly­ing

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Welsh cham­pi­onship con­tender Wug Ut­ting has an­nounced plans to spon­sor a lo­cal 12 Car nav­i­ga­tional cham­pi­onship in a bid to help grass­roots ral­ly­ing.

The Subaru Impreza driver’s busi­ness, Ut­ting Es­tates Ltd, will help with on-event ex­penses in­curred by be­gin­ner and novice crews com­pet­ing in the Rod Wray 12 Car Cham­pi­onship, which runs in the Kent, Sur­rey and Sus­sex coun­ties.

“We de­cided to specif­i­cally help the Be­gin­ner and Novice cat­e­gories as they pro­vide the lifeblood of fu­ture mo­tor­sport,” said Ut­ting. “We need in­cen­tives to en­cour­age new­com­ers in and then, im­por­tantly, keep their in­ter­est so that they stay in the sport.”

Ut­ting is a long-time sup­porter of the six-round se­ries, which is or­gan­ised by the Weald Mo­tor Club group. Ut­ting reg­u­larly en­ters cham­pi­onship rounds, nav­i­gated by his stage ral­ly­ing co-driver Bob Stokoe.

Each rally of­fers 50 com­pet­i­tive miles for stan­dard road cars. The cham­pi­onship’s open­ing round is on Fri­day Oc­to­ber 21, or­gan­ised by Bor­ough 18 Mo­tor Club.

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