Bro­ken drive shaft ko’s Mull driver

The Oban Times - - Sport -

MULL rally driver Alas­dair Cur­rie dom­i­nated round three of the Fi­esta ST Tro­phy and the N3 class with Steven Brown at the Plains Rally, Welsh­pool, last week­end un­til a bro­ken drive­shaft ruined hopes of the duo’s first win.

Cur­rie and Brown led the way in the highly com­pet­i­tive cham­pi­onship from the start un­til the sixth stage, where a bro­ken drive shaft forced the team to re­tire, just two stages from the end.

Cur­rie proved his abil­ity and has ex­celled his own ex­pec­ta­tions al­ready af­ter just three ral­lies in the car. ‘I am de­lighted with the week­end. I didn’t push too hard and made sure I made no mis­takes and it paid off. There were just nine Fi­esta crews on round three, how­ever, the pace was hot and there was only sec­onds sep­a­rat­ing the top three driv­ers.

Alas­dair said: ‘The cham­pi­onship ti­tle fight is very much still on. I am get­ting faster ev­ery time I drive the car. My ri­vals have done these events be­fore but to be lead­ing an event con­sid­er­ing how lit­tle ex­pe­ri­ence I have, is re-as­sur­ing.

‘The cham­pi­onship is made up from seven events with the best five scores count­ing to­wards your over­all po­si­tion at the end of the year.

‘Our bud­get is very limited but we are de­ter­mined to do every­thing we can to com­pete on the re­main­ing four rounds.’

Round 4 is in a month’s time at the DMACK Carlisle Stages Rally.

Alas­dair Cur­rie in ac­tion.

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