Broken drive shaft ko’s Mull driver
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.