Mull rally driver is de­nied win in Wales

The Oban Times - - Sport -

TOBERMORY’S Alas­dair Cur­rie was de­nied vic­tory at last week­end’s Nicky Grist Rally in Builth Wells when his Fi­esta ST came to a halt after los­ing a wheel.

Fi­esta ST Tro­phy front-run­ner Cur­rie has been hot on the pace and bat­tling for vic­tory over the last few cham­pi­onship rounds.

The rear right stub axle sheared off the car on a slow cor­ner, im­me­di­ately launch­ing the Fi­esta into a ditch. The team knew their day was over as the wheel flew past the car as they came to a stop.

Alas­dair said: ‘I drove clean and made sure I made no mis­takes, and this is how I was re­warded. Clearly, I am gut­ted not to have fin­ished. How­ever, there are plenty of pos­i­tives to take from the week­end.’

Cur­rie’s cham­pi­onship hopes have been dented, and with two rounds re­main­ing the crew need to fin­ish on the podium on the fi­nal two events to se­cure sec­ond place over­all in the cham­pi­onship.

‘I have proved my pace this year and al­ways drove with a sen­si­ble head. All we can do is keep fight­ing and make sure we can go to the last two rounds in Septem­ber. We will learn from this and hope­fully pre­vent the same thing hap­pen­ing again,’ said Cur­rie.

Photo: Ral­lyS­port Me­dia

Alas­dair Cur­rie in ac­tion.

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