Rally UK »

Ellis happy with new car debut

Wayne Ellis was very happy with the debut of his Complete Signs and Graphics backed Peugeot 106 rally car despite failing to finish last weekends Welsh International Rally after a fuel union broke, causing his retirement.

With no opportunity to test before the rally, Ellis and co-driver John Tomley adopted a cautious start to the opening stage and despite a big moment at a chicane the pair returned to first service happy with how their day was going.

Incorrect suspension on the car meant that it was unpredictable over the many jumps on the Epynt Military Ranges and Ellis chose to err on the side of caution but despite this was still happy to be on the pace of the top 205 Challenge cars around him.

Having never finished a rally over Epynt before Wayne, who runs a very successful graphics and design company, was aiming for a finish but was gutted when a fuel union broke in Stage 8. Although the problem was able to be rectified, the pair had exceeded their time limit and were out of the rally.

“Five times I've attempted a rally over Epynt and I've never finished once!” he said, “but this is definitely the furthest I've ever gotten. John and I had a great time today and I'm very pleased with the potential in the car. We have work to do on the suspension but once that is sorted I reckon we'll be bang on the pace. We'll be back in August for the Harry Flatters.”

by Geoff Mayes


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Wayne Ellis [Pic credit: Geoff Mayes]
Wayne Bonser / Rick  Aston 	Ford Escort
Wayne Bonser / Rick  Aston 	Ford Escort
Wayne Bonser / Rick  Aston 	Ford Escort
Wayne Bonser / Rick  Aston 	Ford Escort
Wayne Bonser / Rick  Aston 	Ford Escort
Wayne Bonser / Rick  Aston 	Ford Escort
Wayne Bonser / Rick  Aston 	Ford Escort
	Wayne Loveland / Michael Ellis 	Fiat Abarth Stillo
	Wayne Loveland / Michael Ellis 	Fiat Abarth Stillo
	Wayne Loveland / Michael Ellis 	Fiat Abarth Stillo
Wayne Bonser / Richard Aston
Wayne Loveland/Michael Ellis Fiat 131
Wayne Loveland/Michael Ellis Fiat 131
Wayne Loveland/Michael Ellis Fiat 131
Wayne Loveland/Michael Ellis Fiat 131
Wayne Loveland/Michael Ellis Fiat 131
Wayne Loveland/Michael Ellis Fiat 131 Miafiori

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.