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Wales Rally GB: Jeffreys and Connor preview

Jeffreys and Connor hoping for third time lucky on Wales Rally GB Huw Jeffreys and Avarina Connor are looking to have success on their third outing on Wales Rally GB this week (29 November -- 2 December). Cross Hands driver Jeffreys and Llanon...

Jeffreys and Connor hoping for third time lucky on Wales Rally GB

Huw Jeffreys and Avarina Connor are looking to have success on their third outing on Wales Rally GB this week (29 November -- 2 December).

Cross Hands driver Jeffreys and Llanon co-driver Connor have competed on the event twice before in 2004 and 2006 but both times failed to finish due to mechanical problems.

They are now hoping to make it third time lucky in 2007 when they contest the four-day Swansea-based forest gravel event, the final round of the World Rally Championship (WRC), in their Group N Subaru Impreza backed by Activair by Trianco Boilers, Swansea Plumbpoint, W Doyle Transport and Huw Jeffreys & Son, Plumbing and Heating Engineers.

The Aberystwyth Motor Club crew have taken part in the Hankook MSA National Gravel Rally Championship and the Welsh Clubmans Rally Championship this season as well as the MSA Welsh National Forest Rally Championship in which Jeffreys finished fifth overall in the drivers' standings and Connor fourth in the co-drivers' table following the final round, the Cambrian Rally, earlier this month.

"We haven't managed to finish a Rally GB yet so it would be great if we could do that on the third time of asking," said Jeffreys, who lives 16 miles from Swansea.

"I always look forward to this event and it's so close to home for me which makes it even better.

"Hopefully this year we can get a good solid result under our belt and avoid any of the problems we've had in previous years, it would be nice to have a smooth run and most importantly we want to enjoy ourselves.

"We'd like to thank several companies for supporting us specifically on Wales Rally GB including: CNC, Caffi Rhiannon and GAP Tool Hire in addition to our regular sponsors Activair by Trianco Boilers, Swansea Plumbpoint and W Doyle Transport."

Jeffreys and Connor will start at number 96 in their D & C Rallying prepared Impreza.

Wales Rally GB gets underway on Thursday evening with a ceremonial start in Cardiff before finishing in the city on Sunday.

-credit: jc/6thgearpr.co.uk

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