Currie comes out tops in Wales
TWENTY-YEAR-OLD Tobermory rally driver Alasdair Currie dominated his class on the Wales Rally GB National rally. Alasdair was guided through the high speed forest tracks by his co-driver, Lochaber GP Steven Brown. The duo scored a dominant class win and a superb 16th overall.
Alasdair competed in the Castrol-backed Ford Fiesta R2 as a prize drive for coming second in this year’s DMACK Fiesta ST Championship. This car was new to him for the event and a step-up in technology compared to the more basic Fiesta ST he has previously used. Currie and Brown competed on eight world rally championship stages, and set eight fastest stage times in the red hot 1.6 litre class storming to a class win of over four-anda-half minutes. An impressive finish to Alasdair’s first season competing on gravel.
‘This is the best result of my career so far, and only a taste of what’s to come. I drove with a sensible head and took no risks to make sure I completed the event.
‘Once I tweaked the car setup on Saturday’s stages I was feeling confident for Sunday. My stage times all weekend were consistent and that’s a very important thing in the sport.
‘My whole team has worked hard to make this year happen. We have had some great results, and not damaged a car all year. I need to step up another level for next year and moving into a R2 class car is the best way to go.
‘This is the natural route any driver has to take to progress in the sport. The British Rally Championship is ideally where I want to be. I’m confident we can get results if given the opportunity.
‘I can’t thank my sponsors enough for their support, the car looked great and it was a real credit to all involved.’
The iconic Castrol livery was supported with various local companies such as Inverlussa Marine Services, Mull Hire, Tobermory Campsite, Ross Kirsop Builders and the Pier Café Tobermory.
Alasdair Currie dominated his class at the Wales GB Rally and finished 16th overall.