Simpson tempted by more european outings
A successful outing on last weekend’s Condroz Rally could be enough to tempt former British Rally Championship frontrunner Neil Simpson back to rallying next season.
Absent for two years, Simpson guided the Toksport Skoda Fabia R5 driven by Chris Ingram on Rally GB to 13th place in Belgium.
“I’m chuffed with the result,” Simpson said. “It took me a couple of stages to get back into; it takes time to get the confidence, but we got there. I love this rally. You feel privileged to come and drive these roads and compete on a rally with enthusiastic organisers and so many fans making you feel so welcome. The stages were muddy in places and every corner was a judgement call on how much we wanted to risk.”
Simpson returned to rallying in 2014 after a 13-year absence. Now after two more years away he’s thinking about another return. “I’d love to do more,” he said. “It’s just time and being so busy with work, but I’m going to think about it and look at next season.”