on crest of successful wave
Ireland’s infamous Donegal Rally is next on the agenda for GEMsport as the successful new rally team continues its efforts in the FiestaSporting Trophy Ireland.
19 year old Elfyn Evans currently leads the championship with two wins and a second place, with 18 year old team mate Meilyr Evans also turning heads with his impressive speed and maturity in the hustings.com Fiesta. He was an impressive third overall in the recent Rally of the Lakes.
And the team arrives in Ireland in a buoyant mood with Elfyn having recorded his best rally result to date on the recent Severn Valley Rally in Wales – a round of the FiestaSporting Trophy in the UK. He finished first in the championship and third overall in the clubmans section.
Elfyn and co-driver Gareth Roberts now lead both the Irish and UK series and are keen to maintain this lead on the Donegal Rally.
“The rallies have been coming thick and fast this year but we are really looking forward to Donegal,’’ said Elfyn. “We have eight high speed stages covering almost 120km of tight and twisty roads which are going to be a real challenge.’’
Action gets underway in Donegal on Saturday morning with a full day of rallying on the agenda and podium finishes for both drivers the aim.
“GEMsport is still just a few months old,’’ said team boss Gwyndaf Evans. “But already we have shown our ability in picking two rising stars in the rallying world.
“Points are hugely important at this stage of the competition and that will be the priority for both drivers to bring the cars home in one piece and add to their scores.’’