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Mitsubishi UK enters two cars in Ulster Rally

Mitsubishi Motors UK has confirmed that it has entered a second car in the forthcoming Todds Leap Ulster Rally, round four of the Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship, for Gwyndaf Evans. The experienced Welshman, who drove for the ...

Mitsubishi Motors UK has confirmed that it has entered a second car in the forthcoming Todds Leap Ulster Rally, round four of the Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship, for Gwyndaf Evans.

The experienced Welshman, who drove for the Mitsubishi team last year, will be reunited with his former team-mate and current works driver Guy Wilks. He will occupy the seat in the second car following the recent departure of Phillip Morrow.

A spokesman for the Mitsubishi team said: "Our goal right from the start of the season has been to retain the British Team's title and to do that our cars need to finish in first and third places on average for the remaining four rounds. If we get to a point where we cannot achieve the title, then we will reassess our strategy and take a decision on whether we continue with two cars for the rest of the season."

"It has been rumoured in certain quarters recently that budget issues alone led us to temporarily reduce our team from two cars to one, but that's simply not the case. Mitsubishi has long been a proud supporter of rallying and maintained its commitment, even when other manufacturers have withdrawn their support. However, motorsport is a results driven industry and we are no more sheltered from that reality than anyone else."

It is confirmed that David Moynihan will co-drive for Wilks on the Ulster Rally, due to the British Champion's regular partner Phil Pugh suffering from a recurring back problem. As yet, no co-driver has been appointed for Evans.

-credit: mitsubishi-cars.co.uk

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Series BRC
Drivers Gwyndaf Evans , Phil Pugh