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Armstrong, escort ready


TREVOR THORPE

Armstrong, escort ready

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NEIL ARMSTRONG will drive a Ford Escort Mk11 in Sol Rally Barbados this year.

And it will be powered by a 330 horsepower (hp) 2.5-litre Millington Diamond Series II engine with tractive sequential gearbox and paddle shift and Rieger dampers, and promises to be a force with which to reckon in the ultra-competitive group, SuperModified 2 of the Barbados Rally Club (BRC).

The car was built by CA1 Sport, Cumbria, England, and Armstrong, who will have regular co-driver Barry Ward alongside, will have the added expertise of the company’s team boss Martin Wilkinson for the outing in Barbados from June 3 to 5, which will be preceded by Flow King-of-the-Hill a week earlier.

Wilkinson is no stranger to Barbados, having run Paul Bourne’s Ford Focus WRC07 in 2014, and is looking forward to being back  this year. (TT)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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