Birmingham codriver enjoys run on Rally Ireland Birmingham based International Rallying Co-driver Andy Bull made a successful return to the World Rally Championship when he co drove Welshman Stuart Jones on last weekend's inaugural Rally ...
Birmingham codriver enjoys run on Rally Ireland
Birmingham based International Rallying Co-driver Andy Bull made a successful return to the World Rally Championship when he co drove Welshman Stuart Jones on last weekend's inaugural Rally Ireland.
Andy, the veteran of over 25 world rallies, was particularly pleased with the pairs performance on the incredibly tricky event, which saw a number of drivers caught out by the conditions. The challenge for the pair began before the rally had gotten underway as they had to make a set of detailed 'pace' notes during the two day recce prior to the rally. This was the first time that Stuart and Andy had made notes together but despite this they were happy with the combined effort.
With the strategy being to run their own rally and not push too hard the pair were still pleased to be setting competitive times in the difficult weather and were on course for a top 5 finish in the Production class when a gearbox problem cost them valuable time. Despite this cruel luck the pair were pleased to finish the event, and happy with their performance.
Rally Ireland was amazingly difficult, with unique roads and tricky weather conditions, but Stuart did a great job. This was our first time writing pace notes together and although there is still more to come we are both happy with how the weekend went.
Our times were good and this experience has been a confidence boost ahead of our home event, Wales Rally GB, where we will be out in the very exciting MG Super 2000 Sport.
Andy and Stuart will begin their preparations for the final round of the 2007 World Rally Championship with a two day recce in the welsh forests around Swansea before the ceremonial start on Thursday 29th November 2007.