UK: Kevin Davies North Humberside preview

Daunting Dalby next for Davies. Fast rising talented Welsh rally driver Kevin Davies arrives in Yorkshire next week for the North Humberside Stages Rally, third round of the Silkolene 1400 National Rally Championship. The 20 year old ...

Daunting Dalby next for Davies.

Fast rising talented Welsh rally driver Kevin Davies arrives in Yorkshire next week for the North Humberside Stages Rally, third round of the Silkolene 1400 National Rally Championship. The 20 year old from Llanfihangel-ar-Arth near Llandysul will hope to make it three class wins from three starts in just his first season of rallying within the ultra competitive BTRDA National series.

Davies recently swept to class victory on the Malcolm Wilson Rally in Cumbria in his Geoff Jones Motorsport prepared Nissan Micra Kit Car. Assisted by co-driver Emyr Jones from Llandysul, Kevin increased his pace significantly after a steady start to claim class honours, and an impressive 6th overall in the Silkolene 1400 section on just his third ever rally.

With two wins under his belt already this year, Davies now has one of the more daunting challenges to look forward to within the Silkolene 1400 series. The super high speed stages of North Yorkshire offer an entirely different challenge to the twisting roads of the Lake District. Davies can expect to reach the maximum speed of the Micra on the 100mph plus straights that the region is famous for.

Already leading the 'A5' class by a healthy 21 point margin, Kevin is eager to extend that lead further, whilst making sure he gets to the end of the rally in order to maximise the chance to learn the stages. Davies is keen to get as many different experiences of the UK stages as possible this season as he makes his first steps on the rallying ladder.

The ambitious young Welsh driver is keen to progress up the 'rungs' of the sport in the UK, and the EXL Windows backed Micra will certainly be one to watch on the Hull based rally. Davies, though, has never been to the Yorkshire stages before and is cautious about his prospects on this, his third rally of the season.

'I think this could be the most difficult rally of the three so far' said Kevin. 'The Yorkshire stages are some of the fastest in the UK - if not the fastest. It will be very important to maintain a good rhythm on the stages so we don't lose time on the slow corners that are there. If we can be smooth and consistent through the fast and fast medium corners, then our times should be good. One benefit for us is the fact that the Geoff Jones Motorsport Micra has a wider track than normal cars, making it much more predictable and sure footed at high speeds. This will certainly help us on the North Humberside Rally.'

David Harries & Co backed Davies could be in for a busy month in April. Aside from the North Humberside Rally, Kevin is also considering a run out on one of the supporting events on the International Rally of Wales, opening round of the British Rally Championship on April 23/24, instead of contesting the Somerset Stages on the same weekend. However, Davies will be concentrating hard on the challenges of Yorkshire first, as he aims to collect as many points as possible, and hopefully collect a hat-trick of wins in the early stages of the season.

-jemsport-

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Drivers Malcolm Wilson