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Elfyn Evans, 18, son of 1996 British Rally champion Gwyndaf Evans, will begin his own rallying career next weekend.

Elfyn will take part in his first Fiesta Sporting Trophy UK series race in Cumbria on Saturday.

Evans junior has teamed up with Richard Edwards, who was the event's winning co-driver last year.

"There will be added pressure on me because of the family name, but it works both ways. Dad is a great mentor for me" Elfyn told the BBC website.

"I don't expect to be leading the field on my first event, we both know that.

"But I hope as my experience grows I will be more than a match for the tough competition," he added.

The eight-round UK Fiesta series includes rallies in England, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man.

Gwyndaf Evans said he was pleased his son was following in his footsteps even though conditions for a rally driver got more difficult each year.

"The conditions for any young rally driver get tougher and tougher every year so we are pleased to have been able to put together such a strong programme for Elfyn and Richard which will really put them on the map.

"Elfyn has a got a lot to learn and I'm sure the competition will be red hot in the Fiesta series," Gwyndaf said.

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