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Ulster: Jason Pritchard preview

Pritchard prepared to be patient in Ulster 20 year old Builth Wells based Jason Pritchard is ready to play the tactical game on this weekends Ulster Rally, as the C2R2cup pilot heads across to Ireland for the fourth round of the ...

Pritchard prepared to be patient in Ulster

20 year old Builth Wells based Jason Pritchard is ready to play the tactical game on this weekends Ulster Rally, as the C2R2cup pilot heads across to Ireland for the fourth round of the series.

Jason, co-driven by George Gwynn in the North Road Garage backed Citroen C2R2, scored a triumphant victory on the latest round, the Rally Isle of Man, and the pair were more than pleased to be the pace setters from the word go. However Jason, a British rally Elite member, realises that Ireland demands a different approach. With the event counting towards both the British and Irish C2R2 cups the young driver is aware that local knowledge could allow some drivers to set an unrealistic pace, and as such Jason is prepared to pace himself to ensure that the little pocket rockets goes the whole distance. Even so he does have an advantage over the other British title contenders as Jason was a front runner on this event when the championship visited Ireland in 2007.

Ulster can be quite a tricky rally, with the varying weather conditions and the different road characteristics. I expect some of the Irish lads to be very rapid but I need to concentrate on the British Championship and not get sucked into any other battles. I know I have a reliable car, thanks to Quicks, and George and I have connected really well, so I'm confident that we can put in a really good showing this weekend.

Jason and George have been keeping busy since the Rally Isle of Man, and recently contested the Harry Flatters Rally over the Epynt Military Ranges. Even though it was only a test session the pair still acquitted themselves well and returned home third in class at the end of the two day event.

Jason and George are contesting the full Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship in their Citroen C2R2 as part of their quest for the C2R2cup honours. The overall champion gets to take part in the shootout for a dream prize of driving a Citroen Super 1600. This prize, along with dedicated TV coverage for the British Rally Championship on Sky Sports means the championship is brilliant value for money for both competitors and sponsors alike.

The Todds Leap Ulster Rally is based in Armagh and the 2 day event features over 160 stage miles on some of the most diverse tarmac roads in Ireland, presenting a true test of man and machine.

-credit: jasonpritchard.co.uk

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Series BRC
Drivers George Gwynn
Teams Citroën World Rally Team