Gwyndaf Evans and co-driver John Millington are this years leading entry
Gwyndaf Evans has been confirmed as a leading entry for the 2011 Roger Albert Clark Rally and will once again drive a Ford Escort Mk2 from Viking Motorsport on the event that starts in Yorkshire on Friday 2 December.
Evans and co-driver John Millington will bid to repeat their overall victory on the 2009 Roger Albert Clark. Success would give Millington a record-setting third victory as he partnered Malcolm Wilson to a win on the 2008 event. No other driver or co-driver has yet to win the event more than once it its seven-year story so far.
This will be Evans’ third attempt at the rally and in 2010 he fought back to finish second after dropping a lot of time in the deep snow of Friday night and Saturday.
Evans and Millington will drive for the Viking team headed by Phil Mills and will use the Escort Mk2 that was freshly prepared when they drove it on the 2010 event. Since then, the car has only done one other rally, the Colin McRae Forest Stages with Stig Blomqvist at the wheel.
For Mills and his crew the Roger Albert will come straight after they compete on the East African Safari Classic Rally with Escort Mk2s for Blomqvist and John Lloyd. Mills says that the drastic change in temperature and jet leg should not be a problem. “The RAC is such a great event that it will pull us along,” he said, shortly before flying to Africa.