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Davis goes close to dream debut

Stefan Davis went close to a dream debut in the Fiesta SportTrophy UK after leading the opening round of the season in Cumbria.

Despite the fact he only purchased his car on the day before the Malcolm Wilson Rally took place, David made a solid start to the event with the fourth quickest time through the opening stage and by stage four, he had moved into the lead of the event.

However, on stage six, the lower suspension arm came out of its hub just 300 metres from the end, leading to heavy time loss as repairs were carried out at the side of the road.

Further repairs followed in service, but when the hub failed on the road back to Penrith for the final stage, Davis was forced to retire.

“It was so near to a dream start,” he said. “We thought before the rally that fifth place in a car I have never driven would have been a cracking result but to have pushed on to take the lead was like a dream come true.

“We have battled for two seasons with a complicated car and when I have a car less technical that I simply have to drive really fast, I have proved that I can do it.”


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