Only three Scottish crews heading to Wales this weekend for the BTRDA series opener, the Wyedean Rally, but given the weather they’ll need more than an extra layer of Damart and wellies.
Top seeds are Euan Thorburn and Paul Beaton with David Bogie and Kevin Rae running in their stoor. However, ‘wurr boys’ will be up against it. Look at what’s behind them, Steve Petch in an 08 Focus and Paul Bird in an 07 Focus against our boys ‘02 cars. The number 5 seed is interesting too, young Ollie Mellors, with stanes the size of boulders, in the Proton Satria. We saw him a few times up here last year, and that’s just for starters. There’s quite a few other quick blokes in Imprezas, Lancers and a few more World cars in the 152 car entry list.
Contesting the Historic class are Allan McDowall and Gavin (the lost ZZ Top triplet!) Heseltine in the newly built MkII which Allan is still trying to get to grips with, compared to his tried and trusty Kadett.