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08/06/2012 by admin

Pritchard happy to finish tough Antibes

British Rally Elite member Jason Pritchard was pleased to finish the recent Rallye Antibes in France, overcoming new roads, snow and ice and some of the fastest drivers in Europe to end the three day event inside the top ten in class.

Three stages on Friday night gave the crews a taste of things to come and the FCS Laser Mail, Competition Car Insurance and North Road Garage backed pair excelled in the dark conditions, returning to Le Touquet in 17th position overall and leading the R2 class by almost 10 seconds!

After the extensive pre event recce Jason and stand in co-driver Darren Garrod realised that the diff ratios on their Competition Car Insurance, North Road Garage and FCS Laser Mail backed Citroen C2R2 Max were not suited to the tight and twisty roads around Nice and the pair opted to target a finish rather than try any heroics.

This mature approach was the correct choice as the rally was one of attrition with drivers being caught out by the changeable conditions. The final day saw a true sting in the tail, with crews tackling the world famous Col Du Turini which featured snow and ice for the first four kilometres. With the Citroen pilots all on hard compound slick tyres every drivers skill would be tested to the utmost but once again Pritchard excelled and returned to Nice in eighteenth position overall.

“This is by far and away the toughest rally I have ever done! The rally had a lot of really short straights and lots of tight corners and with the wrong ratios in the car we were on a back foot from the very start. But the experience has made the trip worth while and I can now say I have survived the Col du Turini!”

With no more events planned in 2009 Jason and the team will take stock of the season just finished and discuss their plans for 2010. The team are also willing to discuss marketing opportunities with any potential investors and sponsors.