Hankook rally driver Julian Reynolds was on top form at the weekend for the Swansea Bay Rally with the Welsh driver recording a top five result.

A steady start saw Reynolds and co-driver Patrick Walsh comfortably inside the top 10 on the morning stages but the pair really impressed the crowds during the afternoon tests with an outstanding performance to reach the top five, and pick up fourth place in the Pirelli MSA Gravel Rally Championship.

With six tough stages in South Wales the rally visited forests also used on Wales Rally GB and that perfectly suited Reynolds in his Hankook-shod Subaru.

"It was really tough to get everything flowing in the morning but we really settled into the stages in the afternoon as the stages dried," he noted. "We were within a second of setting a fastest time on the final stage so we were pleased with the performance."

Hankook motorsports manager Mike Patterson added that he was delighted with Julian's success in some extremely tricky conditions.

"Some of the stages were wet while on others dust was a problem," he explained. "Once again though the Hankook tyres really excelled in the very changeable conditions."

Reynolds' next outing is Rally Yorkshire in September.


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