Published on: 22/02/2011 12:08 PMReported by: LozzyST
Four of the Top Ten finishers on the GMF Motor Factors Wydean Forest Rally (Saturday, February 12) were shod with Kumho R800 gravel rally tyres. They included the event-winning Peugeot Cosworth of Andy Burton and Robin Kellard, and the Mitsubishi Evo IX of David Wright and Michael Wilkinson that was fourth overall and victorious in class B13.
It was an emotional result for Burton who has now won the Wydean Forest Rally a record-breaking six times, but will not be able to repeat the feat in his crowd-pleasing Peugeot, as a change in rules will outlaw it from next year’s event. Somewhat unusually, the rally ran in dry, sunny conditions – a blessing for the organisers and their capacity, 180-strong entry.
Said Kumho’s European Motorsport Manager Steve Thompson, “It is great to see the Kumho-shod cars achieving such a dominant start to the eight-round Silverstone Tyres BTRDA Rally Championship. Our gravel tyres our clearly working well and I hope it means we can look forward to another very successful season.”
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