ST Tro­phy champ Davies to BRC with 208

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Ford Fi­esta ST Tro­phy cham­pion Cameron Davies will step up to the Ju­nior Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship in 2017 with a Peu­geot 208 R2.

The Welsh­man, 22, won all but one round of the ST Tro­phy he en­tered in 2016, win­ning sup­port from DMACK for 2017.

“I’ve been look­ing at all the R2 cars and look­ing for the one that would give me the best chance of win­ning the class,” said Davies. “With my bud­get be­ing a bit short it was a strug­gle look­ing at a new [Peu­geot] 208 or a [Vaux­hall] Adam so orig­i­nally it was look­ing more like a [Citroen] C2 R2 MAX. But then one [208] came up in Poland which was within my bud­get.

“I think it’s the best over­all car for the job for us. It’s good on Tar­mac and gravel, that’s why we made the de­ci­sion to go for it.”

Davies added that the prize fund is also a big draw. This year the prize for the JBRC is £30,000 cash.

“It’s a big draw and makes step­ping up to the se­ries more at­trac­tive for what we can do in the next few years,” added Davies.

Davies has back­ing from DMACK and hopes to com­plete BRC in ’17

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