Geoff Jones in seventh heaven on BRC return Welsh wizard Geoff Jones enjoyed a strong return to the British Rally Championship on last weekends Jim Clark International Rally, overcoming a lack of pre event testing to run inside the top ten all...
Geoff Jones in seventh heaven on BRC return
Welsh wizard Geoff Jones enjoyed a strong return to the British Rally Championship on last weekends Jim Clark International Rally, overcoming a lack of pre event testing to run inside the top ten all weekend long in his Team Revolution Wheels Subaru Impreza N14.
Geoff, co-driven by young Sam Collis, was standing in for Rob Swann who was away contesting Rally Barbados. Despite not having contested a round of the MSA British Rally Championship since 1999 the Machynlleth based Jones was soon on the pace. A lack of pre event testing and the need to dust off the cobwebs saw the S.A Gas, Vulcan Fasteners, JLT Insurance and Cannock Electrical and Mechanical backed pair loose time to the front runners on Friday night.
Saturday saw Jones take the decision to focus on team points whilst having a bit of fun. Whilst being both spectacular and flamboyant the former works Nissan and Proton driver still set a string of top ten times all day and returned to Kelso for the ceremonial finish seventh amongst the British Rally Championship runners!
Well Sam and I had a lot of fun this weekend, and thoroughly enjoyed the rally. I had never contested the Jim Clark before and it was an event that I'd always wanted to do. I have to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported me this weekend, Vulcan Fasteners, Cannock Electrical and Mechanical, SA Gas, JLT Insurance and especially Warren at Revolution Wheels!
The rally actually went very well. The boys at GJM have put together a well built and reliable car which, considering we were still working on it on Friday morning, did not miss a beat all weekend. Prodrive were a great help as well, sending a new ECU when the original one stopped working on Thursday night. And Sam was great, it took us a couple of stages to find a rhythm but he is a quick learner and we had a great time.
Geoff is off to Barbados this week to oversee Rob Swann, who is contesting Rally Barbados in a similar Revolution Wheels backed Subaru N14. Currently the rally car preparation expert has no plans to contest any more rounds of the 2009 MSA British Rally Championship... but never say never!