MSA British Rally Elite member Jason Pritchard took a stunning victory on last weekends South of England Tempest Two wheel drive Rally, the first outright win of his young but impressive career.

With Robbie Durrant calling the notes for the first time and with the pair having to adapt to using organisers notes again they adopted a cautious start.

At first service Pritchard adjusted the suspension settings on his Competition Car Insurance, FCS Laser Mail and North Road Garage supported Citroen C2R2 Max. The changes to the handling of the little car worked wonders and the double British Rally R2 Champion promptly won the next test.

With the pairing consistently at the head of the pack they returned to Aldershot with a comfortable winning margin of 21 seconds.

"The stages were real tricky in the morning," Pritchard said. "Although it was dry there was standing water on some corners just waiting to catch the unwary out.

"The car was perfect once we'd made the changes and those times were a bit of a surprise as we were just out for a bit of fun and didn't even put any new tyres on the car all day!"

Pritchard is currently evaluating his options for 2010 and an announcement is expected to be made before the end of the year.

by Geoff Mayes

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