Meirion Evans makes DS 3 R5 de­but on Cork ‘20’

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Ju­nior Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship driver Meirion Evans has bought a Citroen DS 3 R5 ahead of an en­try into the Cork ‘20’ in the Ir­ish Tar­mac Cham­pi­onship.

The 21-year-old, son of car pre­parer and com­peti­tor Melvyn, won his class on the event last year in a DS 3 R3, and is hop­ing to use the Ir­ish Tar­mac Cham­pi­onship de­cider to bed-in his new car.

“Ob­vi­ously it’s a dream to get the op­por­tu­nity to drive such a car, but fol­low­ing the year we’ve had up to now we looked at all pos­si­ble av­enues be­fore the deal was done for the Citroen to make sure we did the right thing,” said Evans. “Af­ter a dif­fi­cult few months, I think we’ve done the right thing in to­tally re­set­ting and tak­ing a cou­ple of months out of com­pet­ing, we’re hun­gry again and rar­ing to go.”

Evans suf­fered myriad me­chan­i­cal prob­lems with his Ford Fi­esta R2T in the BRC this year, and elected to can his cam­paign be­fore the Ul­ster Rally.

Evans has bought ex-guil­laume Dil­ley Citroen with 2017 in mind

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