Strong entry for Cambrian season opener
The Cambrian kick starts the BTRDA season this weekend with one of the strongest entry lists the event has ever had, boasting a number of one-off and British Rally Championship hopefuls in addition to the prospective BTRDA frontrunners.
Last year’s runner-up Luke Francis is car one in his rapid, lightweight B13 Mitsubishi Lancer E9. Last year’s British Rally Championship runnerup, Tom Cave, is seeded second. Cave is on the warpath to win this event, which he told MN recently was one of the only major events in Wales he hasn’t won. He’s enlisted a Subaru Impreza S14 WRC.
His BRC rival David Bogie is just behind in a Skoda Fabia R5. Last year’s Cambrian winner will need every ounce of familiarity to overturn Cave with the extra horses under the hood of the Welshman’s Subaru. The BRC’S favourite builder Desi Henry will also be there or there abouts in his Skoda. What’s for certain is this will be a rapid battle to the end.
Hugh Hunter will likely lack the machinery to compete for the win at car five, in his 2002spec Ford Focus WRC, while Stephen Petch could be a podium threat in whatever kind of Fiesta he arrives at the Cambrian with. Rhys Yates at car eight is also worth keeping an eye on with new co-driver Carl Williamson the only change from