Cave makes WRC car return on Cambrian
Tom Cave will compete on the Cambrian Rally as he looks to back Welsh rallying and his local club with the nation’s gravel rallying future in doubt.
The Mid Wales Stages – slated to be the opening round of the British Rally Championship – was cancelled as organisers felt the event wasn’t viable. This comes after the news that certain events will feature a 20 per cent rise on road repair costs as Rally4wales takes over the road repairs on events run on Welsh Government forests.
Cave will tackle the event in a Kenny Mckinstry Subaru Impreza S14B WRC, his second ever event in a World Rally Car.
“It’s my local event and it’s one I haven’t won, and also I want to support Welsh rallying as it’s on its knees at the moment. It’s my local car club as well,” said Cave.
“They’ve changed the route this year as well, which makes the event more appealing. I think it will be a very good rally. I’m going out purely for fun and to entertain the spectators.”
Cave tackled the Cambrian in 2011 in a World Rally Car-spec Mitsubishi Lancer, finishing second to Shaun Gardener after Cave’s clutch broke.
The event has received 108 entries as MN went to press.
Cave: second in the BRC in ’16