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08/06/2012 by admin

Reigning two-wheel drive champ to debut new rally car

Builth Wells resident Jason Pritchard will debut his brand new Prodrive built Subaru Impreza N16 on the opening round of the 2010 Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship, the forthcoming Bulldog International Rally of North Wales.

21 year old Pritchard, a double British R2 Rally Champion, has made the move from two wheel drive to four wheel drive as he looks to take the next step in his already impressive rallying career. And with the latest evolution of the successful Subaru Impreza at his disposal, as well as a guaranteed two year program the young driver has a bright future in the sport.

Pritchard and Durant spent a day at the Sweet Lamb Rally Complex testing the new car. Under the guidance of Geoff Jones, Pritchard was able to learn all about the four wheel drive machine and tried different settings on the suspension and engine to ensure that he was comfortable with the Impreza ahead of his debut.

The new car is brilliant, so much fun to drive and so much faster than the Citroen I’m used to. I will have to adapt the way I write my notes and there is still a lot to learn with the new car. Our target on the Bulldog is just to finish as we won’t learn anything in a ditch! I have to say an enormous thanks to all of those who have supported me, especially my family and sponsors. 2010 marks the beginning of a new era and I fully intend to do give it 110%!

Jason will be joined by the highly experienced Bicester based Robbie Durant. 28 year old Durant co-drove Jason to his first ever outright rally win on the Tempest two wheel drive rally last November. The pair will be supported in 2010 by North Road Garage, FCS Laser mail and Total Impreza Magazine.

The Bulldog International Rally of North Wales is the opening round of the 2010 Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship. Based in Welshpool this prestigious event sees competitors tackle eight special stages through the famous Mid Wales forests on Saturday 27 March 2010.