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Success for Amy Williams at Rally Yorkshire
10:00am Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in Sport
Rally Yorkshire brought success for Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams and her driving partner Sky Sports News F1 analyst Tony Jardine.
The driving duo impressed by finishing the prestigious but exacting penultimate round of the British Rally Championship based in Pickering with an excellent top 20 finish and a class victory.
Completing the quickest stages in UK rallying across the North York Moors, including night stages, the pair finished 16th, a position that belied Williams’ lack of experience as it was only her second rally.
Said Williams: “This is another step along my steep learning curve. I went on my first ever recce and then experienced my first ever navigation at night, but my worst fears were unfounded as I could see more than I thought.
“The experience has been invaluable, I want to thank WRC co-driver Daniel Barritt for taking time out of his busy world rally programme to continue my fantastic training.”
Jardine and Williams also received excellent support form York-based motorsport team, Prospeed, headed up by Olly Marshall.
Williams has set out to qualify as an international co-driver by the time of Wales Rally GB, which is the final round of the World Rally Championship (November 14 to 17) and has now completed two out of the four rallies she needs to reach international license status in time.
Jardine and Williams are now looking to complete another two rallies for Williams to graduate. The duo are now preparing for the McRae Stages in Scotland, which takes place this Saturday.
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