Sec­ond class win for ris­ing rally star

The Oban Times - - Sport -

RIS­ING Mull rally star Alas­daIr Cur­rie bagged max­i­mum class points after fin­ish­ing his first Bri­tish cham­pi­onship event after re­cently sign­ing up for the Bri­tish Na­tional Rally Cup.

Cur­rie and reg­u­lar co- driver Steven Brown re­cently com­peted on the RSAC Scot­tish Rally (Dum­fries) and bagged their sec­ond con­sec­u­tive class win.

Brown had of­fered Cur­rie the chance to com­pete on gravel us­ing his own Peu­geot 205. Cur­rie had never driven on gravel and took the op­por­tu­nity to build on his ex­pe­ri­ence.

Brown said: ‘Ally drove ex­cep­tion­ally well given his lack of ex­pe­ri­ence on gravel. I’d lent him my car to try and had com­plete con­fi­dence in his abil­ity be­hind the wheel.

The team was al­most de­nied a fin­ish after a slip­ping clutch. They also picked up se­ri­ous dam­age to the fuel tank from a rough stage where the tank had split and was only hold­ing fuel due to the thick mud fly­ing around un­der the car. This cost the crew over 13 min­utes with a bro­ken fuel pump.

Cur­rie said: ‘The week­end was all about gain­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and that’s what we got in ev­ery pos­si­ble way. It was un­for­tu­nate we never got a clean run.

‘How­ever, I know my pace on gravel is there and can be built upon and I look for­ward to re­turn­ing to the woods.

The Tober­mory Trans­port backed team head for the Ul­ster Rally in Au­gust where they will be back out in the usual Peu­geot 106 Cup Car.

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