Cur­rie wins rally GB prize

The Oban Times - - SPORT -

TOBER­MORY’S Alas­dair Cur­rie won last week­end’s sea­son fi­nale of the DMACK Fi­esta ST Tro­phy – The Track­rod Rally York­shire. Cur­rie and co-driver Steven Brown have now se­cured sec­ond over­all in the cham­pi­onship which wins the duo a prize drive in a Ford Fi­esta R2 backed by CASTROL on the Bri­tish round of the World Rally Cham­pi­onship in two weeks time.

The pair set the pace from the first stage of the day to lead all the way to the fin­ish de­spite catch­ing and be­ing held up by cars along the nar­row York­shire forestry roads.

Alas­dair said: ‘I’m de­lighted to have fi­nally won a round of the cham­pi­onship. We’ve had a good year de­spite no prior ex­pe­ri­ence of any of these ral­lies. This has been my first sea­son com­pet­ing in the forests and I have ex­ceeded all my own ex­pec­ta­tions.’

This year hasn’t been with­out chal­lenge. Two mid-sea­son me­chan­i­cal re­tire­ments whilst lead­ing were frus­trat­ing. A lack of bud­get also lim­ited any op­por­tu­nity to test.

Alas­dair joins John MacCrone as one of few to drive the rare CASTROL Ford Fi­esta R2 car. John used this car as car #1, on the 2014 Mull Rally. How ironic.

‘We are now fo­cus­ing on prepa­ra­tions for our prize drive. We are grateful to all spon­sors who come on­board to al­low us to fight for this po­si­tion. Rally GB is an iconic event, one that ev­ery Bri­tish rally driver dreams to be part of one day and I will make the most of this amaz­ing op­por­tu­nity.’

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