Fred Field heads to Ger­many for the ADAC Ral­lye Cup in Opel Adam

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Fred Field will com­pete in the Ger­man ADAC Ral­lye Cup with Sch­mack Mo­tor­sport in 2017.

The Mans­field driver made his rally de­but in an Adam Cup car in the UK in 2016 – the same cars used in the ADAC Cup – de­but­ing on the Ul­ster Rally be­fore com­pet­ing on the Rally Isle of Man.

The 22-year-old is hop­ing to find more com­pe­ti­tion abroad. Of the events he com­peted in dur­ing 2016, only the Manx had an­other Cup car to bench­mark him­self against.

“I’m very ex­cited about it,” said Field. “It’s the Ger­man se­ries so it’s proper, with Rally Ger­many in it too. Last year I was only against the same car once, so it’ll be a real level play­ing field out there to see where I’m at.”

Field has also ex­pressed an in­ter­est in com­pet­ing in the Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship. His fa­ther, Ash­ley – a Mo­tor­sport News Cir­cuit Rally Cham­pi­onship win­ner – has just pur­chased a Vaux­hall Adam R2 that he plans to rent out in the cham­pi­onship this year.

“I’d re­ally like to do some BRC rounds, but it de­pends on a few fac­tors,” added Fred Field. “Ob­vi­ously, dad has just bought the R2 car so hope­fully I can twist his arm into let­ting me use that!

“We still have the old Cup car, so maybe we can use that.”

Field: Headed abroad

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