David Wright will debut a brand new Mitsubishi Evo 9 on next Saturday's Malcolm Wilson rally.
The car, which has been prepared by Giles Philips Motorsport, features a more powerful engine and is lighter than the car Wright used on the recent Wyedean Forest rally, where he finished 16th after a number of spins in the snowy conditions.
Wright has a good record on the Cumbrian event, having finished fifth in both 2007 and 2008, and he is aiming for another decent finish on Saturday.
"The new car should be a bit quicker than the old one and it's certainly faster than the car we finished fifth in last year so hopefully we'll get a good result, although it's going to be very competitive with a lot of World Rally cars doing the event as well as the Peugeot Cosworth," he said. "As well as the new car I've got a new co-driver for the event, Michael Wilkinson, so the first couple of stages should be interesting as I get used to everything.
“We're going to test the car before the rally so at least I'll have a bit of mileage in it before the first rally stage. I'd like to thank Grove Hill Garage and Kumho Tyres for their support."