Guest driv­ers line up for BTRDA Subaru run

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene -

Pete El­lis, Tony Simp­son and John Rook will join forces to share a Pro­duc­tion 4x4 cat­e­gory Subaru Im­preza this sea­son in the BTRDA Club­mans Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship.

The car has been loaned to them by Ian Shel­ley, who will him­self race in the Retro Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship at the wheel of a Mini Club­man.

A close friend of Shel­ley, El­lis was di­ag­nosed with can­cer in 2016, and it is his life-long am­bi­tion to drive a ral­ly­cross car.

He is due to com­pete at the two BTRDA rounds at Bly­ton, held re­spec­tively in March and Oc­to­ber.

Rally cham­pion and co­me­dian Simp­son will also com­pete in the Im­preza. He is due to drive at the sea­son fi­nale at Croft in Novem­ber for his ral­ly­cross de­but.

BTRDA Cham­pi­onship co-or­di­na­tor Rook, who pre­vi­ously com­peted at the wheel of a Citroen Saxo in the Bri­tish RX and Club­mans events, will race the car at the two Pem­brey dou­ble­head­ers in the se­ries in May and Au­gust.

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