Arm­strong hop­ing for R5 BRC out­ings

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

Jon Arm­strong is hop­ing to com­pete on the Pirelli Carlisle and Ul­ster ral­lies in an R5 car, as he looks to pre­pare for his prize drive out­ings in the World Rally Cham­pi­onship.

Arm­strong won two drives in a Dmack-sup­ported Ford Fi­esta R5 in WRC2. It is ex­pected that he’ll com­pete in Poland and Spain, sub­ject to ap­proval, the two events he won in the Drive DMACK Tro­phy last year earn­ing him the prize.

“I want to do the Pirelli and the Ul­ster if we can get the money to­gether to hire an R5,” ex­plained Arm­strong. “It’s prob­a­bly £15,000 even if you do it cheaply though.

“I want to go four-wheel drive now. We have a Subaru [Im­preza] N12, but I don’t like it as it’s right-hand drive.

“It’s pretty much con­firmed that it will be Poland and Spain [for the DMACK prize drive]. They thought I should do those as we won those two last year.”

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