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14th May 2002


Gwyndaf Evans Following his success in the opening round of the British Rally Championship in Gateshead, Gwyndaf Evans will compete this weekend on home gravel at the Rally of Wales in the MG ZR EX258.

The event starts at 1700hrs on Saturday 18 May from Queens Square in Wrexham continuing through the day on Sunday from the Sweet Lamb Complex.

Looking forward to the event Gwyndaf said: "It's going to be great taking the MG onto 'my' home soil. I'm trying to keep a perspective of what we're trying to achieve. We set out to develop the car this year and we're going to Wales keeping that objective in mind, so the more miles I do in the MG ZR the better."

Gwyndaf will be accompanied by regular co-driver Chris Patterson. On competing in the second round of the British Rally Championship, Chris added: "We're very much treating the Welsh Rally as an extension of the Pirelli, a testing and development exercise. If our performance is as good as it was at the Pirelli, we could be looking at a strong result."

The MG ZR EX258 is in its development year with its main focus being the Junior World Rally Championship. Rob Oldaker, managing director, MG Sport & Racing commented: "Our main objective, this year, is to compete in the JWRC rounds, but the opportunity to run in some of the BRC rounds gives us a great opportunity to develop the MG ZR Rally car in 'real' situations. After our great success on the Pirelli, we are looking forward to impress once again in front of the home crowds."

Issued by MG Rover Group Communications

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