Tuesday 26 April 2011

Pritchard back for Pirelli International with new Co-Driver

Round three of the 2011 Dulex Trade MSA British Rally Championship heads to Carlisle this weekend in what promises to be another exhilarating contest as the Pirelli International Rally rally retains the popular Friday night and Saturday format.

The event is returning to the rally base at the prestigious Carlisle racecourse and round three, like the previous two rounds, is expected to be another close battle. After an impressive performance at the Bulldog International Rally North Wales, Jason is confident that he can improve on his fifth-place finish:

"It's a fantastic format at the Kielder forest and I can't wait to get to Carlisle. I was under the weather before the Bulldog and it hampered my preparation; I only started to feel myself on the afternoon of the rally and I was pleased to finish where I did.

I'm going into the Pirelli in much better shape, I feel fantastic and the car's in top condition - this is really when the season can get going for myself and the team."

Jason will have a new co-driver in his North Road Garage backed Subaru Impreza, Ryland James will join the 22-year old in Carlisle, and everything is in place for a successful weekend:

"It's great having Ryland on board, he's a vastly experienced co driver and was a great help when I first started making my own pace notes earlier on in my career. I've known Ryland since a young age and he used to navigate for my Dad. He'll bring experience and professionalism to myself and the team, I have no doubt he will be a great benefit."
Alongside this change, Jason is also in talks with a number of design companies to change his look away from the car:

"I'm working with a number of people to try and move my image forward, it's an exciting time and along with a new website, I'll be introducing a new logo and trying to keep my fans updated throughout the season via Twitter and Facebook. I feel it's really crucial to keep up-to-speed with how we communicate, keep your eyes out for the new look towards the end of the season."

The Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship is now entering a crucial stage in the season and Jason knows how important this weekend is. Preparation for the event has gone to plan as he hopes to make a real impression during the third round of the British Isles' premier rally series.

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