NEWS: Elfyn Evans Gunning For 2nd Wales WRC Win
British WRC driver in addition to also Welshman, Elfyn Evans is usually gunning for a second successive Dayinsure Wales Rally GB win in his M-Sport-backed Fiesta in a couple of weeks, saying today “I’m chasing another victory.”
which time 12 months ago, Elfyn Evans was on the verge of creating motor sport history. By winning last year’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, Evans became not only the first British driver to win Rally GB for nearly 20 years although also the first Welsh driver ever to win a round of the FIA World Rally Championship.
which was a huge result for British motor sport in addition to also the biggest ever for Welsh rallying. Understandably, the victory celebrations in Llandudno were pretty special.
“which’s a Sunday which’s going to be pretty hard to beat,” admits the 29-year-old coming from Dolgellau. “There were some pretty amazing emotions last year in addition to also which’s going to be a bit strange going back.”
As well as rewriting the history books, the Welshman’s big breakthrough success also earned him promotion to the main M-Sport Ford factory team for 2018 as team-mate to 5-time world champion Sébastien Ogier. which’s fair to say, though, which he has struggled to return to similar highs during what to date has been a challenging campaign.
“which’s been tough,” he admits, “in addition to also pretty frustrating at times. There’s been the odd issue here in addition to also there, some punctures in addition to also things like which which have cost us the chance of some not bad results. There’s been the odd high, the second place in Portugal was not bad, although which’s definitely fair to say which which season hasn’t gone the way we’d hoped.”
However, there are still three rounds remaining on the 2018 calendar for Evans to rediscover his winning touch – in addition to also where better to start an upswing in results than back in Wales when the WRC returns to these shores in just a couple of weeks’ time (4-7 October).
“Competing at home always brings a special motivation,” he smiles. “The fans were amazing last year, seeing so many people out in addition to also about was incredible in addition to also I desire which’s going to be the same next month.
“In terms of what we can achieve coming from the rally, the target is usually definitely to chase another victory. We know we’ve got the team behind us in addition to also the guys at M-Sport have so much knowledge of which rally in all kinds of conditions; in addition to also we know how not bad the Ford Fiesta WRC is usually as well.”
Fans wanting to see if Evans can win again on home soil can take advantage of significantly discounted advance tickets. When purchased at which point, adult admission starts at just £15 for the Thursday evening curtain-raiser at Tir Prince Raceway with the premium four-day event pass remaining at £99 for the ninth successive year.
Day Passes in advance for Friday in addition to also Saturday cost £28.00 with Sunday’s Day Pass priced even more attractively at £23.00. These passes not only give access to all speed tests on which day although also include all booking fees, a copy of the Official Programme (cover cost £9) plus car parking on a ‘first come, first-served’ basis.
Full information can be found on the official www.walesrallygb.com website in addition to also via the event’s social media channels.