Wil­son wants an­swers over sen­sor is­sue

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El­fyn Evans’ hopes of back-to­back Wales Rally GB wins were ruled out by a pre­vi­ously un­seen sen­sor fail­ure on his Ford Fi­esta WRC, re­tir­ing from sec­ond place.

Team prin­ci­pal Mal­colm Wil­son said the of­fend­ing part would be sent back to sup­plier Mclaren to dis­cover the rea­son for the prob­lem which ruled last year’s win­ner out of a strong sec­ond place on day one of Bri­tain’s WRC round last week.

“As you can imag­ine, I’m not very happy about this and I’ll be in­ter­ested to see what Mclaren has to say about it,” said Wil­son of the bro­ken sen­sor.

“El­fyn was the only guy who was able to chal­lenge Ott [Tanak] on that open­ing day; he was show­ing great pace and this was re­ally un­for­tu­nate.”

Evans re­turned un­der Rally2 reg­u­la­tions, but fin­ished 20th over­all af­ter his penal­ties were added for fail­ing to com­plete Fri­day af­ter­noon’s mileage.

Sen­sor fail­ure cost Evans sec­ond place on Wales Rally GB

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