Evans to make Peu­geot de­but on Red Kite Rally

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Meirion Evans will make his com­pe­ti­tion de­but in his new Peu­geot 208 R2 ahead of a cam­paign in the Ju­nior Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship this year.

Evans com­peted in a Ford Fi­esta R2T last year but myr­iad me­chan­i­cal is­sues halted his progress. Now he’s tar­get­ing a JBRC cam­paign with one eye on com­pet­ing in Europe. He will be­gin his Bri­tish at­tack with the Red Kite this week­end.

“If it goes well I’d like to go on and do a few more in Europe and then try and move on next year,” he said. “The BRC fin­ishes early so it gives us scope to do events abroad at the end of the year.”

Evans is re­turn­ing with the sole aim of win­ning the JBRC this year. “I’d like to win this time. We said it last year but it didn’t re­ally go to plan,” said Evans. “A few boys will make it dif­fi­cult but we’ll give it a shot. We’ll re­lax and not put so much pres­sure on our­selves.”

Evans (mid­dle) and Jack­son (l) hop­ing for a bet­ter year in 2017

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