It has been confirmed that John MacCrone will contest this weekend's Jim Clark Rally, but only after he was given the green light following the late completion of repairs to his Castrol-liveried M-Sport Ford Fiesta R200.
John explained: “At the Manx National Rally a fortnight ago, we were leading our class and eyeing a top 10 finish overall when we suffered problems with the engine and had to retire."
"The guys have been working on the engine since then and we only got the all-clear on Tuesday that we could run in the Jim Clark. We know the pace the Fiesta has, and again I've got to thank everyone at M-Sport in Cockermouth, and CA1 Sport in Carlisle, for working so hard to get me on to the start ramp.”
"Matching the pace of the two top seeds, Osian Pryce and Daniel McKenna, will be tough, but I've a good knowledge of the Tarmac conditions on the Jim Clark, so hopefully we can put together another strong performance."