This weekend see’s the U-student backed rally team, Alex Laffey and Jack Morton’s season come to end on what is sure to be an exciting final at the cheviot stages 2013. The rally is held on the Otterburn military ranges and is the deciding round of the two championships that the team have entered in the MSA Asphalt Rally Championship and the North of England tarmac rally championship.
After making strong progress throughout the 2013 rally season in the new car the team have put in some fantastic results and are looking to end the season on a high, and hopeful with a few more trophies. Currently in the MSA Asphalt Rally Championship the team have wrapped up the class championship. Driver Alex Laffey lies 6th overall in the standing and will be looking to improve on this as the final round has more points up for grabs. Jack Morton is currently joint 2nd overall in the co-driver standing and will be looking to secure this position as 1st is unfortunately too far out of reach.
Alex said, “This rally I need to put in a strong result not just for myself but to help jack secure his 2nd overall in the co-drivers standing.”
In the north of England tarmac championship things are a little different, As currently Alex is one of the six drivers that can still take the championship win, currently Alex is winning class 5 and with a good score and a bit of luck he could take the title. It will be tough as Alex has only currently entered three of the events in this championship while most of the competitors ahead have entered all the previous scoring rounds.
Alex said, ‘”It is going to be really hard to take the title but that is not going to stop me from giving it a shot.”
Jack is currently 2nd in the co-drivers class 5 championship down by only 2 points and will be looking to take the class victory, and after looking at the points it is also still possible to get jack up in the podium places with a bit of luck as he is currently 10th overall.
It is really going to be an exciting event and one not to be missed, on Oct 20th at the Otterburn military ranges in Northumberland. details can be found on the event website http://www.cheviotstages.org.uk.
Also this Friday the latest TV coverage from the championship will be one Motors TV at 9pm
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