Rally star James pledges to keep house fires alive

Rally star James pledges to keep house fires alive
Rally star James pledges to keep house fires alive

NEWCASTLE Emlyn rally driver James Williams will step into a new car for his home round of the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship this weekend.

Rali Ceredigion will be a special occasion for the local hero as he will also give the latest Hyundai i20 Rally2 its UK debut at the Welsh closed road event.

Williams, with compatriot Dai Roberts in the navigator’s seat, currently sits third in the British Rally Championship standings and is eyeing a big push on home soil to bring them closer to the title contenders.

So far this season, the 24-year-old has campaigned the former i20 R5 car, producing stellar performances, including two podium finishes, with a season-best second at the Jim Clark Rally in May.

Now James and the Hyundai Power Products Rally Team have been tasked with giving Hyundai Motorsport’s latest Rally2 four-wheel-drive machine its first public outing on a UK event – a challenge West Walian relishes .

“I’ve been waiting for this round all season,” enthused Williams. “Your home event of a British Championship is always something very special.

“We started the season very well with the podiums, but the last two events have been a bit trying.

“We now have the latest Hyundai Motorsport car at our disposal and I’m really excited – I want to fight at the front on my home rally.

“It wouldn’t be possible this weekend without the whole team, especially JDS Machinery and Valtra Tractors who helped make this exciting opportunity possible.

“It’s an honor to give Hyundai’s latest Rally2 car its UK debut, I really look forward to being alongside Dai and the champagne-swilling car in Aberystwyth on Sunday!”

James would like to thank his team of loyal partners: Hyundai Power Products, Rally Cover, Performance 1st Coaching, West Wales Lubricants, Palletline, Craftric Technology, Speedline Corse UK, Hide Away Wales, West Coast Finance, Ceir Castle Motors, VP Racing Fuels, Michelin and the Gareth Roberts Memorial Fund.

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. Rally star James pledges house fires alive

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