But­ler headed to ST Tro­phy after Rally GB

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Guy But­ler will com­pete in next year’s Fi­esta ST Tro­phy in the BTRDA, but not be­fore mak­ing his in­ter­na­tional rally de­but on Wales Rally GB later this month.

But­ler com­peted on last year’s Wales Rally GB Na­tional event, but will step up to the in­ter­na­tional in a ral­lyme-pre­pared Re­nault Twingo R1.

“I’m sad there’s only one R1 en­tered so we don’t have much com­pe­ti­tion,” said But­ler. “But we’re ex­cited to do it and it’s some­thing I’ve al­ways wanted to do. I live in Chol­monde­ley so it’s com­ing to my house!”

Next year But­ler will drive Ge­orge Le­p­ley’s Ford Fi­esta ST after pur­chas­ing the car.

“My mate John Ambler is co-driv­ing in the Fi­esta Tro­phy this year, so I thought we’d get Le­p­ley’s and it will be re­li­able. I think Ge­orge is re­ally fast and if we can have his re­li­a­bil­ity that would be great.

“What Ian Ar­den, the cham­pi­onship co-or­di­na­tor has done is great. He works so hard to pro­mote the cham­pi­onship and if it wasn’t for him and John Pritchard, there wouldn’t be any­thing for th­ese cars.”

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