Bil­ham sets sights on English cham­pi­onship honours in Fi­esta ST

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Sam Bil­ham is hop­ing to con­test the fi­nal round of the English Rally Cham­pi­onship on Novem­ber 6 af­ter tak­ing the lead of the se­ries with a class win on the Track­rod Rally.

Ford Fi­esta ST driver Bil­ham claimed his first vic­tory of the ST Tro­phy sea­son in the BTRDA, win­ning on his home event and se­cur­ing sec­ond over­all in the ST Tro­phy cham­pi­onship.

He now leads the English and English Ju­nior cham­pi­onship with the Mal­ton Stages pro­vid­ing the fi­nal round.

Bil­ham said of his first ST Tro­phy win: “We’ve been try­ing all year but never quite made it, it went down to the wire on that one. Win­ning your home event is al­ways a bonus.”

Bil­ham is hop­ing to com­pete on the Mal­ton – which runs sim­i­lar stages to the Track­rod, be­fore de­cid­ing where to head next year.

“We’re wait­ing for the ST to an­nounce what they’re plan­ning on do­ing. I’ve been look­ing into BRC for se­lected rounds. We started out at the Cam­brian this year and I hadn’t even driven the car, so to end the year with sec­ond in the cham­pi­onship is great.”

Bil­ham wants English ti­tle

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