Friday 15 April 2022
Rally - Essex bound
He started in the Scottish Championship in 2008 in a Peugeot 205 and Nissan Micra before moving on to a Renault Twingo. Cheap and cheerful perhaps, those one-make championships may not be the stuff of glamour and spectator thrills but as an introduction into the dark art of rally driving, a great way to learn the craft.
Someone who is setting out on that ambitious road is another graduate of the junior rallying formulae, 19 year old Fraser Anderson from Helensburgh. Having started in Junior 1000, Fraser moved up to a Ford Fiesta R2T for a few rallies in 2020 and a full season last year and has a new car for this season.
Having now acquired a Ford Fiesta Rally4, Fraser and co-driver Sinclair Young are planning to contest the Junior category in this year's 2022 British Rally Championship which gets under way next weekend on the Corbeau Seats Rally Tendring & Clacton over the weekend of 23rd/24th April.
The car will be prepped and run by Preston based Taylors Motorsport with backing from Cardowan Creameries, Baxter & Gillespie, HSS Glasgow, Artex, Akzonobel, but more commercial support is needed.
With Pearson and Dale Furniss sporting the Number 8 on the door of the new Ford Fiesta Rally2, young Fraser will be somewhat further back in the entry list sporting the number 33 on the newly liveried Ford Fiesta Rally4. Here's wishing them both well.