Winning start for driver Bird
TWO IMPRESSIVE back-to-back wins on tarmac and gravel in the United Kingdom preceded the entry of double Sol Rally Barbados winner Paul Bird and co-driver Aled Davies for the 25th anniversary running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Sol Rally Barbados on May 29-31.
In fact, it was on Valentine’s Day that Bird got his 2015 British Trial & Rally Drivers Association year off to the best possible start with a comprehensive victory in the 40th Weir Engineering Wyedean Forest Rally, an event sponsored by another Sol Rally Barbados regular, Rob Weir, through his Weir Engineering business, following a similar result the weekend earlier in the Legend Fires North West Stages Rally.
Bird’s Wyedean victory was his fifth in seven events in the Dom Buckley Motorsport-prepared Focus, following wins last year on his return from Barbados on the Quinton, Woodpecker and Grizedale stages.
He finished on the podium in his other two outings – second on the Trackrod Stages and third in the Cambrian Rally.
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