Pirelli praised for its BTRDA support

14th February 2013

Well-known Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli has been thanked for their assistance in helping the Subaru Impreza WRC team clinch victory in the Team GMF Wyedean Forest Rally.

The opening round of this year's British Trial and Rally Drivers Association Rally Series (BTRDA) was won by Wyedean Forest Rally debutant Connor McCloskey and his co-driver Francis Regan.

Motorsport fans watched in awe as the former Northern Ireland rally champion navigated his Subaru Impreza, which had been fitted with Pirelli tyres, around 44 miles of tricky terrain in the Forest of Dean and Lower Wye Valley, in Gloucestershire.

The mix of a great driver, an excellent co-driver and a fine machine resulted in McCloskey passing the finish line of the Wyedean Forest Rally seven seconds ahead of his rival David Wright in a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO9.

After the race, the Northern Irishman stated: "It feels fantastic to have won the Wyedean, especially since this was my first time competing on a forest rally for more than a year. I'd like to thank Pirelli for their BTRDA support."

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Posted by Danielle Barge