Jackson makes four-wheel-drive debut
Reigning John Easson Award winner Matthew Jackson made an impressive four-wheel-drive rallying debut in his Subaru Impreza, despite being ill for the majority of the event.
Jackson was suffering from flu-like symptoms and struggled to compete on Friday, but felt progressively better through Saturday evening and Sunday.
Competing in the national class, Jackson and co-driver Claire Williams went on to finish 11th overall.
“I was much better on Sunday compared to Friday,” said Jackson. “We got there in the end. There’s loads left to come but for us it was important to complete all the miles and not make any stupid mistakes. The time was probably awful for Brenig [last stage] but we needed to finish. For our first time in a four-wheeldrive car, I’m made up.”
Jackson suffered illness on Friday but still finished