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Burton, Rogerson eye positive start on Wyedean

Andrew Burton and Shelley Rogerson will return to the rally stages this weekend when they contest the Wyedean Forest Rally in their Peugeot Cosworth.

After a run of bad luck in the second half of 2008, which saw two rally retirements, one through an accident and one through a fire, followed by a broken foot for Rogerson, the duo are now keen to get a good result on the Chepstow-based event.

"I'm hoping to put the disappointments of last year behind me. It would be great if we could repeat the victory we took on last year's event," said Rogerson.

"There are some quick crews doing the event though so I think it's going to be very tight at the top of the leaderboard."

The rally is the opening round of the BTRDA rally championship and it will take place over seven special stages which are based largely in the Forest of Dean.

"We're registering for the BTRDA championship again this year and we will hopefully contest most of the rounds," added Shelley.

"We need a good haul of points from the Wyedean to get the championship off to a good start.

"I'd like to thank my sponsors Co-ordSport, Legend Fires, AMG TV, Gillets Spar, Nicky Grist and Songasport for their support."

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