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08/06/2012 by admin

Top ten for Jason on BRC four wheel drive debut

21 year old Jason Pritchard enjoyed a promising start to his new season when the Builth Wells resident powered his brand new Subaru Impreza N16 to seventh overall on the recent Bulldog International Rally of North Wales, rapidly improving on his stage times all day long.

Pritchard, co-driven by Bicester based Robbie Durant in the North Road Garage, FCS Laser Mail and Total Impreza backed Subaru, had only completed one short test prior to the rally, the opening round of the 2010 Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship, and as the day progressed so his confidence grew, ending with a string of top six stage times and beating competitors with far more experience of all wheel drive power!

With greasy conditions and the odd patch of low lying fog, the opening test was a true baptism of fire but once Jason had settled into a rhythm there was no stopping him and on the re-run of the opening loop of stages the young technician improved his times by almost a minute a stage! From lying 12th overall at first service Pritchard and Durant climbed the leaderboard all day long and returned to Welshpool a mere 30 seconds off of a top six result!

Today was just awesome! The car is incredible and everything happens so much quicker. On that last stage our top speed was 135 miles an hour! Robbie and I really worked well together and even managed to change a puncture prior to the start of the last stage in 90 seconds!

Pritchard, who is the reigning two wheel drive champion, will contest the full 2010 Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship in the new Prodrive built Subaru Impreza and now turns his focus to preparing for the Pirelli International Rally. This event takes place on 24 April and is based in Carlisle.