Perez Takes Historic Win

Steve Perez wins Historic Cambrian Rally

Steve Perez wins Historic Cambrian Rally

Triple British champion Steve Perez continued his great run of form by winning the Historic class on the AVS Motorsport Cambrian Rally yesterday which formed the final round of the 2012 BTRDA Rally Championship in Wales.

Along with regular Welsh co-driver Paul Spooner, the pair brought the Amigos Tequila-flavoured beer branded Lancia Stratos home in an amazing 16th overall to add to the class victories secured on the recent Trackrod Rally and Wales Rally GB over the past few weeks.

With confidence soaring in the iconic Italian machine of 1974 vintage, Perez was soon into his stride on the Llandudno based event which used the classic forests of Penmachno and Clocaenog in North Wales. Holding 21st overall after SS1, Perez gradually climbed the leaderboard over the first six stages and was up to 18th overall going into the final stage around the famous tarmac roads of the Great Orme and with a superb drive, climbed up to 16th to take the class win.

By winning the class by a comfortable 20 seconds over the Ford Escort Mk2 of Theo Bengry and Les Forsbrook, Perez, from Chesterfield, added to the victory of two years ago in the Kick Energy Ford Focus WRC en route to the 2010 BTRDA Rally Championship.

Steve said: “Once again, the car performed faultlessly and I really enjoyed the event. The stages were good and the crowds again were out in force cheering us on. We won this event a couple of years ago outright so to take another victory, this time in the historic class is brilliant and thanks to the team once again.

Now we face our biggest test yet when we tackle the Roger Albert Clark Rally next month but I see no reason why we can’t give a good account of ourselves. But for now, I’m going to sample an Amigos beer or two and remember, it’s now available in most supermarkets!”

Steve’s next outing on the Roger Albert Clark Rally takes place over the weekend of 23/25 November.


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