Bur­ton set to make MN Cir­cuit Rally re­turn in Ford Fi­esta XR2

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Mark Bur­ton will re­turn his 2015/16 ti­tle-win­ning Ford Fi­esta XR2 to the Mo­tor­sport News Cir­cuit Rally Cham­pi­onship this year af­ter two sea­sons out.

Bur­ton, who won the Class B ti­tle two years ago, will again turn out in his Fi­esta XR2 along­side co-driver and fa­ther John.

“The plan is to do the full sea­son, re­li­a­bil­ity and car dam­age per­mit­ting,” Bur­ton said. “I’ve fresh­ened the drive­shaft and given it a new paint job, but it’s ex­actly the same car as I won the Class B ti­tle in.”

Bur­ton is also rel­ish­ing a trip north to Knock­hill in De­cem­ber, and be­lieves the two-day event in Scot­land will boost the cham­pi­onship.

“I’m very keen to do that round be­cause I’ve al­ways wanted to go to Knock­hill, and now I’ve got the chance.

“[Two-day events] are good be­cause if you have any­thing go wrong with the car, your event isn’t ne­c­es­sar­ily over there and then.”

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