Char­ity co-driv­ing for rally ace Chris Evans at Oul­ton

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

Rally fan, vol­un­teer and com­peti­tor Chris Evans made a re­turn to rally com­pe­ti­tion af­ter 16 years out af­ter win­ning a char­ity auc­tion to join Bryn­mor Pierce in his Ford Fi­esta ST on the Neil Howard Stages.

Evans, 47, is a paramedic, but has been work­ing in rally con­trol on var­i­ous events for 15 years.

He is also a tal­ented pho­tog­ra­pher, known for his com­pany Chimera Pho­to­graphic.

He bid £300 for the seat with Pierce, who auc­tioned the seat for the Welsh Air Am­bu­lance through the Rally Fo­rum at Wales Rally GB, which he or­gan­ises.

The pair joined for the Oul­ton Park event last Satur­day, fin­ish­ing 57th over­all.

“The day was fan­tas­tic and it was an ab­so­lute plea­sure to be sat with Bryn­mor on his first out­ing in his newly ac­quired ST,” said Evans.

“We used SS1 to get to know each other and the car, then pushed from SS2 on­wards. On SS6 the in­evitable mo­tion sick­ness kicked in...but got back to ser­vice and cleaned my­self and car up and headed out for SS7, 8 and 9.

“Ob­vi­ously the main aim of the day was to fin­ish, which we did, and to raise money for the Wales Air Am­bu­lance. The Just Giv­ing page will re­main live un­til the end of No­vem­ber. Do­na­tions are still wel­come.”

You can do­nate to Evans’ page here: justgiv­ing.com/ fundrais­ing/sum­mit6.

Bryn­mor Pierce (l) auc­tioned a rally seat to Chris Evans (r)

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