Flem­ing makes his Don­ing­ton Rally de­but

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

Ex-for­mula Re­nault and F3 driver Craig Flem­ing made a class-win­ning rally de­but at Don­ing­ton Park last week­end.

He took fifth at the event and class vic­tory, with Brother Alex on the notes for the first time, who nor­mally works for WEC team Strakka Rac­ing.

“I came to the rally last year, liked it, fan­cied a go and de­cided to have an Mk2 Ford Es­cort built,” said Flem­ing. “I have nav­i­gated be­fore and had an en­try for the rally here in March but the car wasn’t ready.”

Two driv­ers made sig­nif­i­cant re­turns on the event. Tom Wal­ster de­buted his Suzuki Swift hav­ing not ral­lied since be­ing taken to hospi­tal in an air am­bu­lance on the Somerset Stages. He con­firmed he’ll be se­lect­ing more ral­lies he en­joys now.

Join­ing him in a re­turn was en­gine builder Har­vey Gibbs, on his se­cond event back after a 16-year hia­tus. He fin­ished 14th with son Jamie on the notes in his Mal­colm Wilson Mar­tini-liv­er­ied Ford Es­cort RS Cos­worth WRC.

Ex-cir­cuit racer Flem­ing fan­cied his chances at a ral­ly­ing de­but

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