Mull driver forced to retire early from round three of the Fiesta ST Trophy

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Mull driver Alasdair Currie and Steven Brown dominated round three of the Fiesta ST Trophy and the N3 class at the Plains Rally in Wales last weekend until a broken driveshaft ruined the duos hopes of a win.

Currie and Brown led the way in the highly competitive championship from the start until the sixth stage, where the drive shaft damage forced the team to retire just two stages from the end.

Currie proved his ability and has surpassed his own expectations already, just after three rallies in the car.

He said: ‘I am delighted with how the weekend went. I didn’t push too hard and made sure I made no mistakes-and it paid off.’

There were just nine Fiesta crews in round three, however the pace was fast  and it there was only seconds separating the top three drivers.

Currie continued: ‘The championship title fight is very much still on, I am getting faster every time I drive the car. My rivals have done these events before, but considering how little experience I have, to be leading an event is very re-assuring.

‘The championship is made up of seven events, and the best five scores count towards your overall position at the end of the year.

‘Our budget is very limited but we are determined to do everything we can to compete on the remaining four rounds.’

Round four is in a month’s time at the DMACK Carlisle Stages Rally.