Ret­son to step up to se­nior ral­ly­ing af­ter win­ning Scot­tish ju­niors

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Scot­tish Ju­nior For­mula 1000 cham­pion Fin­lay Ret­son won’t com­pete in the cham­pi­onship full time next year, as he looks to make the step into se­nior ral­ly­ing.

Ret­son – who be­came the first Scot to win the cham­pi­onship in its four-year his­tory – will look to de­but on the Sol­way Coast rally next year when he turns 17, and could be in an R2 car ahead of a po­ten­tial ju­nior Bri­tish cham­pi­onship as­sault.

“He could have an­other year in the Ju­niors. But he’s made his own de­ci­sion half­way through this sea­son that he wants to move on and try some­thing else,” said Fin­lay’s fa­ther, Dave.

The young­ster will look to com­pete in the ju­niors spo­rad­i­cally, part­nered with Bri­tish Ral­ly­cross out­ings to stay match fit.

“That takes us up to when he’s passed his driv­ing test,” added Ret­son Sr. “We’ll look at a gravel car for later in 2017. We’re hop­ing the Sol­way Coast will be in his first se­nior rally and we’ll have a look at a Fi­esta ST or maybe look fur­ther up at an R2 ahead of the BRC for 2018.”

Ret­son (l): se­nior step

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