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Carlisle: Dave Weston event summary

Weston survives Kielder to take sixth 18 year old MSA British Rally Academy member Dave Weston Junior scored his second top six result in as many rallies on last weekends Carlisle based Pirelli International Rally as the young Aberdeen based...

Weston survives Kielder to take sixth

18 year old MSA British Rally Academy member Dave Weston Junior scored his second top six result in as many rallies on last weekends Carlisle based Pirelli International Rally as the young Aberdeen based driver survived the infamous Kielder forests complex in his newly liveried Subaru Impreza N14.

With Dave Robson calling the notes young Weston junior was looking forward to the second round of his 2009 MSA British Rally Championship campaign and ended the opening pair of stages, run on Friday night, in well inside the top ten. Some setup changes were made to his William Whyte Cargo Handlers and Coltel Communications backed Impreza and Dave was able to increase his pace throughout the morning, but was still complaining about the car stepping out under braking. A new setup map at lunch time saw the car's handling transformed and by the end of the day Dave Weston Junior had climbed to sixth overall, and third in class.

On the Bulldog Rally we were just under 3 seconds a mile off the eventual winner and this weekend we've brought that down to just less than 1.5 seconds a mile off the pace. So for this I'm really pleased. I was a lot happier with the car in the afternoon, after we changed the diff map and I'm more comfortable on the recces now as well.

I'm now really looking forward to the tarmac rallies. I've never rallied on tar before so it will be a massive learning curve for me. But it should be fun!

Dave Weston Junior will now begin preparing for the non championship Manx Telcom Rally which takes place from 8 to 9 May 2009. Based in the seaside town of Douglas on the Isle of Man this rally presents drivers with some of the best tarmac rallying in Europe.

-credit: weston-junior.co.uk

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