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North Wales: CW Rally event summary

WELSH WOES FOR DAVIS Rally Driver Stefan Davis contested the 2nd round of the British fastest one make series the Kick Energy Fiesta Sporting Trophy this weekend on the Bulldog International Rally of North Wales. The rally was based around ...

WELSH WOES FOR DAVIS

Rally Driver Stefan Davis contested the 2nd round of the British fastest one make series the Kick Energy Fiesta Sporting Trophy this weekend on the Bulldog International Rally of North Wales. The rally was based around the welsh town of Bala. Stefan was co-driven by Kim Baker for the first time.

The team were in good spirits after nearly winning the first round just three weeks ago and were very much looking forward to a flat out attack on the Welsh terrain.

Things got off to a bizarre start when the service crew managed to roll the car onto its roof at just 7mph before loading the car onto the trailer.

"It was the strangest thing that has happened before a rally, the car was basically destroyed on the driveway before it had left. Fair play to the boys, they worked flat out through the night to get the car driveable and had an emergency 24 hour glass repair chap replace every window" said Stefan.

"The car felt ok on the road section but as soon as we started the 1st stage it was clear we had lost power somewhere".

With the car spending a short amount of time on its roof with no oil it would seem that the engine had taken the brunt. Stefan also reported an electrical switch that was giving inconsistent earth to the car making power issues even worse!

"We had a good blast threw the last stage once we had temporarily fixed the electrics, the car didn't die off and was pulling to 7,000rpm for the first time all day. We were still 3.5 seconds a mile off the leading pace, but we can work on the suspension and power for the next event to reduce that gap."

Davis looks hard to gain the support needed to get to the Pirelli International now in three weeks time.

STEFAN DAVIS

"We have a lot of work to do for the next round. We always knew the fastest one make series the Kick Energy Fiesta Sporting Trophy was going to be a hard push but that is the reason we are doing it. If it wasn't we would not bother competing, we just have to raise the game to the next level now."

-credit: cwrallyteam.com

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