It really feels as if the season is getting up and running properly now. Already we've had a few club events, and now the major British Championships are gearing up for their season. The first one to start was the British Rally Championship which is now preparing for it's second event of the season, the Bulldog rally in north Wales.
One of the more local drivers to the event's HQ is 22 year old Jason Pritchard. Here's how he's been preparing for this challenging event.
Positive Pritchard is ready for Bulldog challenge
Round two of the British Rally Championship heads to Wales this weekend and Jason Pritchard can’t wait to get behind the wheel again as he competes in the Bulldog International Rally North Wales. After experiencing the disappointment of not finishing the Rallye Sunseeker International, Pritchard is determined to get his season back on track in Welshpool:
“The main objective is to finish, I’m only thinking about the positives from round one, I felt great and we were in such a fantastic position before the incident. That’s what I need to take into this race; it’s going to be a quick pace and I intend to be challenging from the word go”
The 22-year-old from Builth Wells, Powys, insists he holds no advantage over his rivals despite this being his home round:
“Preparation is crucial for every event I do; I need to be confident in the car, myself and my pacenotes. Being from Wales gives me more appetite to do well this weekend but I treat the rally like any other, my main focus is get the best out of the car and to finish on top”
Pritchard’s North Road Garage backed 4 wheel drive Subaru Impreza N16 will be sporting the new colours for this season and the car performed well at a recent Shakedown at Sweet Lamb in Wales:
“The car’s in great shape, I completed a full 25-miles last week and everything went according to plan. The whole team is in great spirits and everything is in place for a fantastic weekend”
Bulldog International Rally North Wales is the second of seven British championship events in 2011. The event will be based at the Welshpool Livestock Market with the all-gravel stages run in North Wales over a competitive distance of 82 miles.
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