UK selects Adam Gould to contest IRC Rally of Scotland in fully-funded BFGoodrich entry
Adam Gould will represent the UK on the RACMSA Rally of Scotland later this month after being selected to receive a fully-funded drive on the season-ending Intercontinental Rally Challenge event.
Gould, 22, from Bristol, will become team mate to newly crowned IRC Champion Kris Meeke in an identical S2000 Peugeot 207, courtesy of BFGoodrich and Kronos Racing. He will also enjoy substantial testing time to familiarise himself with the car, the tyres and the team before the rally.
A total of 36 applications were received for the drive by the Motor Sports Association and this was then reduced by BFGoodrich and Kronos to a shortlist that comprised David Bogie, Barry Clark, Adam Gould, Martin McCormack and Niall McShea. A panel of 12 journalists - as well as a representative from each of BFGoodrich, Kronos and the MSA - was convened today at Motor Sports House to consider the five drivers and to vote for their preferred candidate.
Adam Gould secured ten of the 15 votes and was immediately informed by the panel of his success.
"I can't believe it!" said Gould afterwards. "It's a huge surprise and I would like to thank BFGoodrich and Kronos for giving me this opportunity, as well as the members of the panel who selected me. I have never met Kris Meeke before and it will be incredible to be his team mate for this event. He is right at the top of his game, having just won the title, and I am sure I will learn a massive amount from him."
"Adam Gould has easily won his drive within the BFGoodrich Drivers Team", added Jacques Morelli, BFGoodrich's IRC Programme Manager. "He can deliver a good performance and that could make all the difference to his future career plans."
Adam will test the Peugeot 207 on November 16th, before contesting the RACMSA Rally of Scotland which runs from November 19th-21st.