Wales’ finest and fastest rally driver Elfyn Evans will make the short trip across the Severn Bridge for Rallyday at Castle Combe on September 23.
The reigning British Rally Champion and DMACK World Rally Team star has become a firm favourite with the Rallyday faithful and that appreciation is mutual as far as the 28-year-old is concerned.
“Rallyday’s definitely one of the highlights of the year away from the World Rally Championship,” said Evans. “It’s a perfect chance to come to an event, meet a lot of old faces and old friends from earlier in the career and have time to chat to them. I missed it last year, so I’m really happy to be back this time.
“When you’re away on a WRC round, there’s really not much time for anything other than focusing on the rally itself. So, to come to Rallyday, be able to drive a great car like M-Sport’s Ford Fiesta R5 and chat with the fans is brilliant.
“This year’s line-up is looking really good, it’s almost like being on a WRC round! My M-Sport team-mate Ott [Tänak] will be there to talk about his win on the last round in Germany and Jari-Matti Latvala’s coming – he’s probably the current driver who knows the most about the history of the sport, it’s always really entertaining to listen to his interviews!”
Evans himself won’t be short of things to talk about, having missed out on his first WRC win by just seven tenths of a second in Argentina (April 27-30) and finishing second overall at Rally Finland (July 27-30) earlier in the summer.
“Looking back, it would be easy to be frustrated by Argentina,” he said, “but what we achieved there with M-Sport and with DMACK was fantastic. But still, what I wouldn’t give for those seven-tenths of a second! As for Finland, I was really pleased with the way that event went, again it was great to be able to showcase what we can do on the world’s fastest rally.”
Tickets are available here, priced £18 for adults. Under-17s get in free and rally car rides are available for £25 (when purchased in advance). If you fancy starting Rallyday early, camping permits are available at Castle Combe circuit for £10 per person.