In­gram and Dug­gan suf­fer night­mare week­ends

Motor Sport News - - Rally Gb Report -

Much hype was made of the Team Net­work Q Vaux­hall Adam R2 en­try into Wales Rally GB, but the event couldn’t have gone any worse for its driv­ers Chris In­gram and Rob Dug­gan.

In­gram, this year’s Euro­pean two-wheeldrive rally cham­pion, had an ac­ci­dent on the way to shake­down, col­lid­ing with a car on the road sec­tion in what was the worst pos­si­ble start to the event.

SS1 looked bet­ter for In­gram as he caught and passed a four-wheel-drive R5 car in the test, but on the start­line of SS2 he sheared a drive­shaft and his day was over. A Satur­day re­turn beck­oned.

With all In­gram’s trou­bles, it looked like Robert Dug­gan would be the clos­est com­peti­tor to class leader Pepe Lopez. On SS5 Dug­gan had the lead as Lopez dropped time, but by SS7 the Kil­lar­ney man was out. A small er­ror re­sulted in a big crash as the lit­tle Adam suf­fered.

In­gram on the other hand re­turned and scraped through Satur­day with the car not to his lik­ing hav­ing not had a chance to do any proper set-up work on shake­down or the sin­gle stage he had com­pleted on Fri­day.

He traded fastest times with Lopez on the fi­nal day, but will be left pon­der­ing what could have been.

In­gram strug­gled with Vaux­hall Adam

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