Currie scores significant second podium in Somerset
TOBERMORY teenager Alasdair Currie scored another second place finish, giving an early boost to his championship campaign.
Currie and co- driver Steven Brown are contesting the Fiesta ST Trophy in the BTRDA Rally championship. The pair made a 1,200-mile round trip to contest the Somerset Stages Rally, round two of seven gravel events. An impressive drive saw them claim second place and take a strong haul of championship points.
‘I’ve been able to show my pace is improving rapidly and managed to score my first stage wins on gravel. That was a good feeling, especially considering my limited experience in the car.’
Just as impressively the duo finished 22nd in the overall classification from 120 starters – ahead of many crews in faster and much more expensive machinery. Furthermore, not a scratch has been put on the car.
‘This has been an ideal start to the championship. I have now proved that I have the ability to win which is really important at this stage of the series. Hopefully, we will be on that top podium step in no time.’ Uphill battle
However, competing is not plain sailing. Alasdair said: ‘ We have an uphill battle to find funds to continue our championship campaign. I believe this is the best place to show my potential.’
Despite it being a cost- effective level playing field, all the events are distant from home which incurs travel and accommodation costs.
The team next hope to compete on round three, the Plains Rally in Wales which takes place in mid-May.
Alasdair Curie and co- driver Steven Brown in action during the Somerset Stages Rally. Photo: Rallysport Media