Weekend Rally News – February 9, 2020
- 9th February 2020, 10:37am
Martin Holmes takes us through the news from the weekend of rallying around the world.-----
Twice British MSA Rally Champion Fiesta R5 driver Matt Edwards started his third successive season well with a win on the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally held locally in North Wales.
After an uncertain start stalling on the start line on the first stage of this one-day event he benefitted from a time-consuming puncture for fellow Welshman Tom Cave and led the way to victory ahead of Hyundai Welsh driver Osian Pryce (his first BRC event for two years) and the English Fiesta driver Rhys Yates.
Proton Iriz R5s of Ollie Mellors and James Williams were fourth and fifth. Cave recovered to finish sixth.
Championship novelty this year is that the Junior championship is now a one-make series for Fiesta front-drive turbo cars, won by Wlliam Creighton in front of Finlay Retson and David Kelly.----- Qatar Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 driver Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah won every stage in winning the Oman International Rally, being run as a qualifying round of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship for the first time since 2015 and opening event in this year’s five-round series. He beat the Fiesta R5 cars of Abdullah Al-Rawahi and Nasser Khalifa Al-Attiyah. ----- Former Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC driver, Jari Matti Latvala’s colour scheme on his privately-run Swedish Rally Toyota Yaris WRC has been revealed. A predominantly white and black scheme will adorn his Yaris. https://twitter.com/JariMattiWRC/status/1226136628026134528
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