Arm­strong bags DMACK prize runs

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Jon Arm­strong has praised Drive DMACK Fi­esta Tro­phy or­gan­is­ers for a suc­cess­ful change of for­mat to the se­ries for this sea­son.

Arm­strong, who was crowned DDFT Rookie cham­pion in Salou last week, won the fi­nal pair of WRC2 prize drives after col­lect­ing more points than any­body across Rally Ger­many and Rally Spain. The North­ern Ir­ish­man, Osian Pryce and Max Vata­nen are the big DDFT win­ners this sea­son, with each of them tak­ing two out­ings in a Ford Fi­esta R5.

Pre­vi­ously, DDFT has been win­ner-takes-all.

“This for­mat works re­ally well,” said Arm­strong. “Osian had his prob­lems here and if he’d not fin­ished, he would have lost ev­ery­thing, but as it is, he has two drives like we do. It’s a re­ally fair way of do­ing it.”

Arm­strong will now work to se­cure more fund­ing to try to gain four-wheel-drive ex­pe­ri­ence be­fore his WRC2 out­ings next sea­son.

“It’d be good to get out on some ral­lies in an R5 car,” he said. “But re­ally, to have th­ese two drives se­cure is just fan­tas­tic news for me! We drove with a plan this week and it all worked.”

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