Ed­wards aims to make an im­pact in York­shire

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LLAN­DUDNO’S Matt Ed­wards will be among sev­eral North Wales rally stars who will head to York­shire this week­end for the penul­ti­mate round of the Bri­tish Trails and Rally Driver As­so­ci­a­tion (BTRDA) Rally Cham­pi­onship.

Rally York­shire is based in Pickering and takes in the fa­mous forests of Dalby, Gale Rigg and Lang­ton this com­ing Satur­day.

The stages are known for their fast na­ture with long straights and tight cor- ners to catch out the un­wary.

Ed­wards will fea­ture strongly in his Swift Group backed Ford Es­cort Mk2, in which he dom­i­nated the his­toric and two-wheel drive sec­tion on the re­cent Wood­pecker Rally.

“Our sec­tion of the rally fea­tures some night time stages and I al­ways en­joy the thrill of driv­ing in the dark, re­ly­ing on your (pace) notes and those ex­tra lights perched on the front of the car.” said Ed­wards, who will be joined by Paul Mor­ris from Ross-On-Wye, who part­nered the Welsh­man to last year’s sec­ond place on this event in the DMack tyre shod Es­cort.

The rally starts on Fri­day evening for the his­toric sec­tion, then the BTRDA run­ners will join the event on Satur­day morn­ing for 45, fast-paced stage miles be­fore re­turn­ing to Pickering show­ground for the fin­ish.

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