Andrew Haddon British national rally Vauxhall Astra preview

Haddon aims for Evo Challenge victory on Astra. Andrew Haddon, fresh from a well deserved 2nd in group N on the West Cork Irish national championship rally, has high hopes for this weekends British national championship event in North Wales, the...

Haddon aims for Evo Challenge victory on Astra.

Andrew Haddon, fresh from a well deserved 2nd in group N on the West Cork Irish national championship rally, has high hopes for this weekends British national championship event in North Wales, the Vauxhall Astra stages rally.

Andrew, with team Rallispec, currently lies second in the Mitsubishi Ralliart Evolution challenge and third in the National Production cup for Group N cars with restricted modifications.

"I'm getting more and more at home with the Evo 6 Mitsubishi every time I go out in it. I've not been outside the top three in my class all season and I know there's a little more to come. Sure, I'll have to be very good to keep up with Jeremy Easson, the Evo Challenge series leader, but the fast flowing stages in Clocaenog and Aberhirnant forests suit my style and the Kumho tyres. I'm confident that we can apply some pressure." enthused Haddon.

" We're having a test up in North Wales prior to the event. We aim to hit the first stage running flat out," said team co-driver, Mark Andrews. " This is one of the best organised outfits I've ever rallied with, that means we're always in a position to capitalise on reliability and preparation weaknesses in other teams. It's not going to be easy but we could come out of this event leading the series and that's got to be the target."

The Astra stages rally takes place on 13th April and is the second round of both the Mitsubishi Evo Challenge and the Kumho Tyres National rally championship. The action will take place over 65 miles of gravel stages before the finish at 17:30, at the Royal International Pavilion, Llangollen.

Kumho Tyres manufacture road and competition tyres for all applications. See their website at www.kumhomotorsports.com

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