Second class win for rising rally star
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.