Ben­nett gets Fabia for Ju­nior BRC in 2017

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Pro­vi­sional Ju­nior For­mula 1000 cham­pion Peter Ben­nett has pur­chased a Skoda Fabia R2 ahead of a bit-part as­sault on the Ju­nior Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship in 2017.

The 2015 Scot­tish Ju­nior 1000 cham­pion can’t make his de­but un­til after his 17th birth­day in May, which could make Ypres his senior rally de­but.

“The plan is to do plenty of test­ing and some hill­climbs,” said Peter’s fa­ther, Craig. “From May on­wards our plan is to do the re­main­der of the BRC events and a few Ir­ish Tar­mac rounds, if he can get his driv­ing li­cence quick enough.”

Ben­nett added that the Skoda has be­come a more ap­peal­ing pack­age after go­ing through evo­lu­tions.

“We went to look at a Skoda and we were very im­pressed,” he added. “The car has had a num­ber of evo­lu­tions and the horse­power and torque is sim­i­lar to an Opel Adam now. There’s a new sus­pen­sion evo­lu­tion go­ing through ho­molo­ga­tion that should come in March.”

A Fabia R2 didn’t en­ter the BRC in 2016.

Fabia has scored a host of up­dates to chal­lenge more mod­ern Adam

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