TEG miss out on rally title

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CARNFORTH-based TEG Sport just missed out on the 2011 Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship despite Welshman Elfyn Evans’ victory in round six at Rally Yorkshire at the weekend.

Along with Aberystwyth co-driver Andrew Edwards, Evans knew nothing short of a victory would keep his title hopes alive, provided that main rival David Bogie had problems, given that the event was the final round of the series following the recent announcement that the final two rounds in the Isle of Man had been cancelled.

With conditions perfect in the classic Yorkshire forests, the TEG Sport Pirelli Shoot Out sponsored Subaru Impreza N15 pairing set the fastest time on the opening stage and were never headed throughout the day, setting the fastest time on five of the eight stages and not being outside the top three on the remainder.

But despite his best efforts, the 22-year-old from Dolgellau couldn’t do anything about Bogie who brought his Mitsubishi home in a safe third place to claim the title.

Despite the victory on the final round of the series, which added to his Bulldog International Rally of North Wales triumph earlier in the season, the result sees Evans confirm second place to add to their two previous British Rally Championship titles.

See The Visitor (27-09-11) for full story.