Richard Sykes Rally season preview

Sykes re-kindles old flame for 206 cup attack. Stourbridge rally driver Richard Sykes announced his co-driver for his assault on this years Peugeot 206 Super Cup today. Essex man Mark Andrews will perform the duties in the hot-seat this year, a...

Sykes re-kindles old flame for 206 cup attack.

Stourbridge rally driver Richard Sykes announced his co-driver for his assault on this years Peugeot 206 Super Cup today. Essex man Mark Andrews will perform the duties in the hot-seat this year, a re-union of the pairing which saw them 6th overall and Spirit of the Championship winners in the 2001 Super 106 Cup.

The duo will contest this weekend Rally Sunseeker which gets underway in Bournemouth on Saturday morning. Richard is currently equal first on points in the Peugeot Winter series and the rally provides the final showdown for that title.

"I have everything to play for this weekend. I fully intend to win the 206 Winter Cup.", said an up-beat Richard.

The main 206 cup season kicks of with the Rally of Wales on March 22nd. Richard, always a top contender in this most competitive of one make rally challenges, fancies his chances this year. "Mark and I have had some bad luck in the past, but a serious amount of fun. I'm confident this season that I have absolutely the best team around me. I've also been taking some lessons off British Production rally champion David Higgins and I think I've raised my game somewhat. A win on the winter cup is just what I need to fire me up for the main event, and I will approach every rally with winning in mind."

The eight round series will see the team competing in the classic forest stages in Wales, Scotland, Northumberland and North Yorkshire as well as on closed tarmac lanes in Scotland and the Military ranges of Wales. The car is prepared and supported by MBA Racing, Racing Services and Trade Paint Supplies.

-rsr-

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