One week to the day after being crowned British Rally Champion for the third time, Keith Cronin will be back aboard a Ford Fiesta R5 at Saturday’s Rallyday.
The Irishman is yet another superb inclusion to an already outstanding cast – which includes world champions, the leaders of the current World Rally Championship and even a superstar of the FIA World Rallycross Championship – for Saturday’s Castle Combe event.
Rallyday organiser Tom Davis admitted he was blown away by the list of names attending Europe’s biggest one-day rally show.
“I genuinely am,” said Davis. “When M-Sport confirmed Andreas [Bakkerud, six-time World RX winner with Hoonigan Racing] was coming earlier this week, I thought it couldn’t get any better…
“We have 1984 world champion Stig Blomqvist, we have flying Finns past and present with Harri [Toivonen] and Jari-Matti [Latvala]; we have the winner of the last WRC round in Germany in Ott Tänak; we have one of Britain’s best WRC drivers this season in Elfyn Evans and now we have the British Rally Champion – who only won the title last Saturday!
“I think we can now, officially declare this the best entry list ever: it’s amazing and I honestly can’t wait to see these guys arrive at Castle Combe on Saturday.”
Davis admitted the caliber of guest would cause something of a headache, adding: “I’m a fan, yes I work on the Rallyday team, but I love this sport and I love this day… and I won’t know where to look on Saturday! There’s going to be so much going on, on track and so many superstars walking around the place. It’s fantastic!”
M-Sport driver Cronin won his third British title with victory on the Isle of Man Rally, which finished on Saturday September 16.
Tickets are available for Rallyday on the gate, priced £25. Under-17s get in free and rally car rides are available for £30.
Phone: 01249 782417 Castle Combe, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7EY
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