Evans, Vatanen to contest British Rally Championship with DMACK

Elfyn Evans and Max Vatanen will join the ranks of the British Rally Championship in 2016, making up the DMACK line-up.

Evans and Vatanen will pilot the recently-updated Ford Fiesta R5, with which the Welshman will also run in WRC2.

27-year-old Evans ran in the British championship between 2010 and 2012, securing two wins and an overall second place in the 2011 season.

He then went on to have a three-year spell with M-Sport, two of those years in WRC, but was unable to secure a seat in the top-tier class this year.

“It’s great to be back in the BRC during a revival year which sees the championship organisers putting so much effort into getting the series back to a high level,” Evans said.

“It’s looking like a really exciting championship – proper rallies and proper organisation.”

“We know the R5 is a competitive car and the people involved are very keen to win, so we’re really looking forward to getting out again. Whilst I will be pushing on every rally, the events will additionally provide us with valuable seat time in the Ford Fiesta R5 for our challenge in WRC2.”

His teammate Max is the son of 1981 WRC champion Ari Vatanen, who himself had also raced in the British championship - winning it in 1976 and 1980.

His son will continue with DMACK after two years of experience in the Drive DMACK Cup, in which he finished fourth in his rookie year and third in the sophomore campaign.

The seven-round 2016 MSA British Rally Championship will feature FIA-homologated classes with R5, S2000 and RRC cars battling it out in the main category.

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