Pearcey ready for Bel­gian chal­lenge

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

York­shire Ford Es­cort Mk2 driver Tim Pearcey and his Scot­tish co-driver Neil Shanks will bid for a podium fin­ish on this week­end’s Boucles de Bas­togne in Bel­gium, the big­gest his­toric stage rally in Europe.

“My first at­tempt in 2015 was blighted by punc­tures on the win­ter tyres the rally forces used to use,” said Pearcey. “Last year with Louis Louka we ran as high as sec­ond over­all to Markko Martin un­til a num­ber of prob­lems dropped us to fifth at the fin­ish.”

Other UK com­peti­tors in­clude Ben Mel­lors, Paul Grif­fiths and An­drew Sid­dall. The event also fea­tures Bernard Mun­ster, Thierry Neuville and Pa­trick Sni­jers.

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