Jack­son steps up to Im­preza for Wales Rally GB en­try

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With the help of the John Eas­son Award, reign­ing win­ner Matt Jack­son will forego this week­end’s BTRDA fi­nale for an as­sault on Wales Rally GB.

The Warwick driver – along with co-driver Claire Wil­liams – has al­ready sealed the BTRDA 1400S run­ner-up spot and will cam­paign a Subaru Im­preza – a GC8 or N11 – in the na­tional cat­e­gory of Wales Rally GB in Oc­to­ber.

“We’re tak­ing a step from a two-wheel-drive Nis­san Mi­cra to a four-wheel-drive Im­preza,” said Jack­son. “It’s go­ing to be a tough step up but it’s a new chal­lenge. John Eas­son has helped all the en­tries. Af­ter the off on Rally North Wales ear­lier this year, we would’ve had to have a long break if it wasn’t for the award pay­ing the en­tries. Come the end of the year we’ve got sec­ond in 1400S al­ready, so we’ve put the money we would have used to fin­ish the BTRDA to­wards cov­er­ing the whole GB en­try.

“It’s nice to pay them back by do­ing some­thing ex­cit­ing and giv­ing them a bit of pub­lic­ity out of it.”

Jack­son will step up from a Mi­cra

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