74-year old Yorkshire rally veteran, Phil Short, is to retire from his work as Junior World Rally Championship supervisor at the end of the year.
Short's successful 20 year co-driving career included competing alongside world champions Bjorn Waldegard, Hannu Mikkola and Walter Rohrl.
His later career as team manager and coordinator took him to work at Audi, Toyota, Mitsubishi and M-Sport, and his current work as training supervisor was carried out with the Pirelli Star Driver WRC Academy and JWRC.
Of the hundreds of young drivers who have passed under his guidance he says: “Clearly Ott Tanak has achieved the most in his career so far and I would feel very proud if he goes on to become World Champion.
"He had quite a raw talent when he was in the Pirellli Star Driver scheme in 2010, but it was clear he had something special even then.
"Hayden Paddon always impressed me with his quiet and determined ambition. I believe his speed and ability deserves better.”
Phil will now have more time to enjoy his hobby, cricket, when weather in North England permits …
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