Kyle White takes on Bor­der Rally Cham­pi­onship

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Belfast’s Kyle White will make his bow in the Bor­der Rally Cham­pi­onship this sea­son af­ter swap­ping to an R2-spec­i­fi­ca­tion Peu­geot 208.

The 20-year-old will kick-start his bid for front-wheel-drive glory on next month’s Mayo Stages Rally with reg­u­lar team-mate Sean Top­ping. Af­ter promis­ing per­for­mances on De­cem­ber’s Turkey Run and last month’s New Year Stages ral­lies, where he came eleventh and sev­enth re­spec­tively, White be­lieves his im­prov­ing speed is enough to make him a gen­uine con­tender for sil­ver­ware in the sealed-sur­face com­pe­ti­tion.

“I feel that our pace has im­proved greatly on the roads, so I’m re­ally hop­ing to fin­ish at the top of the class in Mayo, def­i­nitely,” said White.

“This is my third sea­son in the sport and I have a great team be­hind me. They have a lot of ex­pe­ri­ence, which helps.

“I don’t have any pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence of com­pet­ing in the Bor­der Cham­pi­onship but I’m go­ing into it feel­ing very con­fi­dent.

“I have been re­ally im­pressed with the Peu­geot since I made the switch from the Citroen C2R2 I ral­lied be­fore,” added White.

Be­fore the Mayo Stages White will re­turn to Kirk­istown this week­end for the first round of the North­ern Ire­land Cham­pi­onship.

White had a top 10 de­but in the new 208 on the New Year Stages in Jan­uary

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