DROITWICH racer Tom Delaney paired up with experienced co-driver Brynmor Pierce for last weekend’s Plains Rally which took place through some of Wales’ finest stages including the iconic Dyfnant and Gartheiniog forests.
The pair got off to a good start through the first stage, setting the 44th quickest time out of 125 entries.
However, on Stage Two bad luck struck the pair with a damper canister giving way and intermittent boost issues which meant the car was very unpredictable to drive.
Nevertheless they battled on to the end of the stage still lying in 50th overall, despite the issues.
Stage Three and Four were cancelled due to an incident involving another competitor, which meant they were given notional times and headed back for service hoping to resolve the morning’s issues.
As the pair turned up to Stage Five, they were faced with yet another delay.
When they finally began it was clear the morning’s issues were unresolved but continued to battle on through to the end of Stage Six and decided to retire the car early to save it from any further damage.
“Despite the issues we faced throughout the day, I feel I’ve gained lots of valuable seat time in the car which puts me in a good stead for our next event,” said Delaney.
Delaney is back in action on July 14 at the Nicky Grist Stages.
Anyone interested in supporting Delaney this season should email Tom@svpmotorsport.co.uk.