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25th August 2002


Last Sunday (25th August) saw the MG ZR clinch yet another award this time in Round 5 of the UKís premier National Tarmac Rally Championship at Builth Wells. The group N class MG driven by Rob Stone, snatched third place on the final stage of the event after a day long battle.

The event was held on the notorious Eppynt military ranges of mid Wales and contained some of the longest tarmac stages seen in British rallying. MG Team Spirit have competed on this event on numerous occasions previously and at no time has any car handled so well. The recent changes to the suspension set-up have proven invaluable. The long inclines of the mountainous roads put tremendous force on the chassis and brakes and the MG ZR handled superbly.

The same suspension improvements also greatly improved the handling of the ZR105 crewed by Tim Seipel & Dan Surridge. They lay second in class when mechanical failure sidelined further efforts to move up the leaderboard.

MG Team Spirit are optimistic as the performance bodes well for the next round of the British Rally Championship due to be held in Ulster in two weeks time. This is also a tarmac based rally where Rob will be pushing for further success in the premier level of British rallying. Meanwhile Timís ZR105 will contest the last round of the Nation Tarmacadam Rally Championship on the Cheviot Rally near Newcastle on the 20th October.

Issued by MG Rover Group Communications

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