Rallying: Big year lies ahead for Burton and Capstick

Stuart Taylor (Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery),  Mal. Capstick, Phil Burton and Les Farmer (M.D. 1 Media).

Stuart Taylor (Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery), Mal. Capstick, Phil Burton and Les Farmer (M.D. 1 Media).

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Phil Burton (Bare) has already had a long and successful career in U.K. rallying.

However, he has now attracted major sponsorship, which will, along with those who’ve supported him over the years, enable Phil and his regular co-driver Mal Capstick to mount a concerted campaign in the Roger Albert Clark Championship – now the country’s top special stage series.

Following a two-year lay-off due to other commitments and a winter of thorough preparation to his familiar red Escort Mk2, Phil Burton is back rallying big style – having attracted three new, high-profile sponsors. The sponsors are ‘1 Media’ – a well-respected and successful graphics company – based in Kirkby Lonsdale, and Accident Advice Solutions – a nationwide organisation and Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery to assist the team through the UK’s premier special stage rally championship Phil and Mal will be a force to be reckoned with in the ‘Open’ category having made a huge investment in a new, state of the art 2.4 litre Millington Diamond series engine.

The first event in the series is the Red Kite Rally (February 1).

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