Hunter switches to Ford Fo­cus WRC for Cam­brian as en­tries soar

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Hugh Hunter will drive a 2002-spec­i­fi­ca­tion Ford Fo­cus WRC on the open­ing two rounds of the BTRDA sea­son as he eval­u­ates his plans.

The Welsh­man, who won the BTRDA Gold Star Cham­pi­onship in 2008, will pi­lot Paul Benn’s car, which he used to com­pete in the se­ries last year, for the Cam­brian and Mal­colm Wil­son ral­lies.

Last year, Hunter started the sea­son in the BRC, and is likely to com­pete on the cham­pi­onship’s sea­son opener again this year, al­though he’s un­sure of whether he will con­tinue in the cham­pi­onship or not.

“If I’m not go­ing to do the BRC I’ll prob­a­bly sell the Fi­esta and stick with the Fo­cus,” said Hunter. “The BRC is time and money. I don’t know if I have the money or the time to do it.”

Bri­tish cham­pi­onship con­tenders Rhys Yates (Ford Fi­esta R5) and the Sko­das of Desi Henry and David Bo­gie are among the en­trants.

As MN closed for press, the fu­ture of the Cam­brian is still to be se­cured as it hasn’t yet signed a deal with Ral­ly4wales for road re­pairs. A num­ber of events are still work­ing out deals with R4W af­ter it emerged that some of the events would have to pay tax on road re­pair­ing fees ( MN, Jan­uary 4), which is out of R4W’S hands.

Hunter’s Fo­cus in 2012

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