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Wales: Neville Jones preview

Jones ready for WRC debut Stone based businessman Neville Jones will finally realise a lifelong dream when he and co-driver Ian Capewell take to the start of this years Wales Rally GB at the wheel of their Vulcan Fasteners backed Subaru Impreza...

Jones ready for WRC debut

Stone based businessman Neville Jones will finally realise a lifelong dream when he and co-driver Ian Capewell take to the start of this years Wales Rally GB at the wheel of their Vulcan Fasteners backed Subaru Impreza N12.

Neville, a lifetime fan of the sport, upgraded to a newer specification Subaru at the beginning of 2008 and once he had adjusted the setup of the car to his liking, he immediately began to reap the rewards. Ending the 2008 British rallying season with second in class in the Welsh National Championship and well inside the top ten in the ultra competitive BTRDA rally series has given Nev the confidence he needs to tackle the World Rally Championship finale this weekend.

I have always wanted to tackle Wales Rally GB and now I’m finally getting the chance. This is just the realisation of a dream. I have to say a massive thanks to Geoff Jones Motorsport for all the help and support they have given all year long.

The Wales Rally GB will be, by far, the longest rally that Neville and Ian will have contested and as such the pair have been focusing on their fitness and stamina over the past few months.

For the first time in a number of years Britain’s premier motor rallying event heads to Mid Wales, with Friday incorporating stages in Hafren and Myherin forests, with a spectator stage in Sweet Lamb. All of these stages are visited twice before the crews head to Walters Arena for two short blasts and then onwards to Swansea for an overnight rest.

Saturday sees the surviving crews tackle two loops of Resolfen, Halfway and Crychan before entertaining the gathered crowds in the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff.

Sunday only consists of four stages, two runs each of Rheola and Port Talbot, but these still account for some 60 miles of competitive action.

-credit: nj

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