April 22nd saw the first closed road rally in England, made possible due to legislation changes allowing the MSA to authorise this event.
Mark Straker and Michael Coady had planned to use the Essex rally as the first high profile shake down for the newly revised Darrian GTR boasting a 1.6L Ecoboost Ford Engine after a 24month build.
The punchy Turbo Charged engine running under UK rules means it must run a 34mm restrictor, to make the powerplant competitive it is critical to optimise the torque output, SBD Motorsport were more than confident to supply one of our Rally Spec .250″ Twin Disc 7.25″ Clutches for the task.
Mark and Michael achieved a fantastic result, finishing 4th overall and 1st in class along with fastest 2WD car, only being beaten on the road by WRC cars.
We look forward to seeing more from the Darrian throughout the year, good luck guys.