Sunday would see several of our customers competing at the Ravens Rock Rally in Ireland, this is a Tarmac rally held on some of Irelands most challenging roads which always provides an exciting format thus attracting a good field of competitors.
One of our Brand Specialists, Meirion Evans from Wales Motorsport Fabrication took his modern spec Mk2 Escort, seeded No. 17 but was soon setting fast stage times and was able to run 5th for the majority of the rally until a small technical issue forced a retirement, but we are sure the Wales Motorsport Team will be back to battle in Ireland soon.
Mark Straker in his recently updated Darrian T90 GTR had received a well earned seeding of car 5, this would certainly help the Darrian crew from getting caught up in traffic on stage and allow them to show the full speed of the 1.6L Ecoboost powered Darrian. We utilise a High Ratio Pressure plate for this car to ensure the clutch has no problem handling the torque output of this very modern turbo engine, while maintaining a light pedal operation, something which our clutches have become synonymous for. While pushing early on stage 2, Mark got caught out on a bumpy section of road causing damage to the car forcing a retirement, we will have to wait for the next event to really see the potential of this new spec car and crew.
If you were competing at Ravens Rock, or anywhere over the weekend and are a customer of ours we would love to hear from you and share your results.