Mechanical failure leads to early retirement from top 10

Richard Weaver co-driven by James Pink suffered a mechanical failure causing retirement from the top ten at the Brands Hatch Stages last weekend.

The rally, which is a qualifying round of a national championship played host to a competitive field of 87 entrants, with 8 timed stages for the crew’s to tackle over the course of the day. The duo quickly acclimatised to the cold conditions and consistently delivered stages times in the top 10 overall.

Their Mitsubishi Evo 6 rally car suffered with excessive tyre wear during the first 2 stages, but a switch to fresh rubber at the service halt saw the pair making progress up through the field. The crew made there way to 10th over all until a broken driveshaft ruled them out of contention on stage 7.

The next event for the Wight Rally Sport team will be at the Southdowns Stages held at Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit on Saturday 9th February. Those wishing to spectate may do so free of charge at this wonderful historic venue