Cave makes WRC car re­turn on Cam­brian

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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.

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