BTRDA cham­pion Vardy joins Fran­cis

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BTRDA B10 cham­pi­ons Bob Vardy and Si­mon John Rogers will com­pete on this year’s Wales Rally GB Na­tional Rally in their Ford Fi­esta R200.

Vardy de­buted the R200 up­grade – which in­volves a throt­tle body re­vamp – be­fore the penul­ti­mate round of the BTRDA, and will now en­ter GB na­tional to gain ex­pe­ri­ence.

“I’m not go­ing to chase times or any­thing, the goal is to go and fin­ish the event and en­joy it,” said Vardy, from Ch­ester­field. “I don’t want to crawl around at the back: a de­cent fin­ish would be a re­sult. I’ll push like ev­ery BTRDA round we’ve done, hope­fully it will work. We’re get­ting more con­fi­dence in the car and with Si­mon [co-driver] and the pace is com­ing more each event. We’re not test­ing or any­thing like that as we’re on a bud­get and a test is the price of an event.”

Vardy could also re­turn to the Mo­tor­sport News Cir­cuit Rally Cham­pi­onship’s Rock­ing­ham round in De­cem­ber, which he com­peted in last year. It was Vardy’s and Rogers’ first event to­gether.

B10 champs Vardy and Rogers

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