Roberts steps back from the Welsh series
Ian ‘Dude’ Roberts won’t compete in the Welsh Road Rally Championship full-time next year after 12 years of competition.
The 47-year-old feels the time has come for a new challenge after winning the championship for three years in a row with navigator Gwawr Hughes.
“I’m retiring from the Welsh championship, but I’ll still be out competing next year,” said Roberts. “It just won’t be for points. I’ve done it for 12 years so it’s time for a bit of a change.”
Roberts will still compete on events next year, and his next challenge is to compete on the Isle of Man.
“My burning goal now is to go to the Isle of Man and do a road rally out there. To do a road rally in the daytime on closed roads would be brilliant. Some of the older lads tell me that’s where to go. I’ve got to do that at least once.”