Friday, 27 May 2011

TARMAC TEST FOR PRITCHARD IN SCOTLAND

It has only been 13-weeks since the opening round in Bournemouth but Round Four is already upon us and the British Rally Championship heads north of the border this weekend; The Jim Clark International Rally marks the half way point of the season and Jason Pritchard is fully aware of the challenge that lies ahead:

“The tarmac at The Jim Clark offers a huge test for everyone in the rally and I’m looking forward to racing on the surface, I’m fully aware that a strong position is required in Scotland and I’ll be doing everything possible to allow some promising performances a finish they deserve.”

It’s been a tough season so far for the young Welshman and Jason’s had his fair share of bad luck along the way to deal with: finding trouble with a ditch at the Sunseeker, starting the Bulldog in poor health, and a roll in the Pirelli when he was in a fantastic position has all added up to a frustrating 3 rounds, but Jason is determined to only bring the positives with him to Scotland:

“Yes, we’ve been unlucky and yes the season could’ve started better for me and the crew but we’re due a good run and I’ve got every confidence that we can get it this weekend.”

Jason will have a new co-driver in his North Road Garage backed Subaru Impreza this weekend, youngster Dale Furniss, also from Wales will be sitting alongside Jason for his first drive on tarmac since Ulster last year.
 
Pritchard posted a trio of third fastest times despite their damaged Impreza in Carlisle and that’s something that can only inspire the 22-year old as tackles the tarmac in Scotland.