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FST: Orr expects close battle

Kyle Orr will be gunning for his first win of the season this weekend, as the Kick Energy Fiesta SportTrophy 'UK' heads north into Scotland to tackle the RSAC Scottish Rally - an event the FST has never visited since its inception in 2006.

Orr finds himself top of the leaderboard after a number of successful points hauls from the first three rounds and now he will want to try and increase his advantage over the other FST competitors.

"I am really looking forward to getting back into the car on gravel, it has been a while," said the 19-year-old, who has notched up 65 points, three more than his nearest challenger.

"The car has been totally rebuilt since the Pirelli so I am pretty much ready to go. I have been putting a lot of time into the pacenotes and DVD to try and be prepared as possible.

"Rob [Fagg] is sitting with me again and with our partnership developing after each round we both want the best possible result to help increase our championship lead. However it will be a close battle as always which should make for a great event."

Mark Donnelly meanwhile is second in the series and he has been fighting for his first win all season. He will be going all out for a good result to help keep his title winning chances alive.

Currently third overall in the championship is Matt Edwards and he will have a new navigator for this event, namely Sam Collis.

Collis is an old regular to the FST series and only a week after he won the Dukeries rally outright with series sponsor Steve Perez in his Ford Focus WRC he will hope to help Matt to his second victory of the year and re-take the series lead, an achievable feat as he lies only 4 points behind Orr.

Craig Breen is fourth in the series and having taken the victory on the Donegal in the FST Ireland, he will want another maximum haul on the Scottish to keep alive his drive of taking both titles in his debut season.

Other entries in the FST 'UK' for the Scottish include Kris Hall, who won the first round but who hasn't had much luck since, as well as Billy Coleman Award winner Ross Forde, John Boyd, Stevie Brown, Harry Hunt and Rory Hall.

The final three Fiesta SportTrophy 'UK' crews entered are Tom Watson, Jamie Brown and Robbie Barrable.


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