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Wright to debut new car on Malcolm Wilson

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."


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David Wright / Rob Fagg. Mitsubishi Evo 9. Wyedean Forest Rally [Pic credit: Songasport]
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David Carney / Ray Fitzpatrick Citroen DS3 R3T
David Carney / Ray Fitzpatrick Citroen DS3 R3T
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