Škoda UK’s Group A Fabia rally car is gearing up for the Mutiny Rally, the latest round of the Kumho National Rally Championship, which takes place on Saturday 21st June. Based in Llandrindod Wells, the rally takes in 75 miles of special stages, timed to one-tenth of a second, in some of the classic forests of mid Wales.
Driver Iain Freestone and co-driver Nick Kennedy are looking forward to returning to the event on which, in 2002, they stormed to a class win in the Group N ‘production’ category Fabia. Now, with a much more highly modified car that was originally built by the Škoda team at their factory in the Czech Republic at their disposal, the crew is hopeful of a good result.
"This is the third outing for us in the new Fabia," says Iain Freestone, "and, as our confidence grows, I feel more able to push it to its limits. The stages in this particular part of Wales are superb and, following on from our success last year, I can’t wait to get back into them!"
Scrutineering for the Mutiny Rally will be held at the Royal Welsh Showground, in Builth Wells, during the afternoon of Friday 30th May. The first car then leaves the start in Llandrindod Wells at 8.30am on Saturday 31st, returning for the traditional champagne spraying at 5.30pm that afternoon.Published 27 May 2003