27 Sep Local rally driver Tejpar eyes British Championship points at Wales Rally GB
Essex rally driver Nabila Tejpar will round off her Prestone MSA British Rally Championship campaign with one of the toughest events on the rallying calendar, as the series concludes at the FIA World Rally Championship qualifier, The Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (4th -7th October).
The reigning British Ladies Champion will pilot her Peugeot 208 R2 in the gruelling four-day event which will see some of the best drivers in the world tackle around 320 kilometres of competitive driving. It will mark Tejpar’s second attempt at the rally, having overcome numerous mechanical difficulties to finish 11th in the RC4 class at last years event behind the wheel of her Ford Fiesta R2.
Tejpar, 25 from Maldon has enjoyed a packed competitive season so far, complimenting her British Rally Championship campaign with an assault on the Peugeot Rally Cup Iberica in a PT Racing Peugeot 208. The series is based in Spain and Portugal and Tejpar headed to the single-make formula in 2018 to build her experience of overseas events and gain valuable seat-time for the future.
And Tejpar will need to draw on all of her previous experience behind the wheel next week as she embarks on the arduous Wales Rally GB, spread across four days and 23 stages in the forests of Wales. Despite only her third season in the British Championship, Tejpar now faces one of the biggest tests of modern-day rallying and is aiming to secure a decent position in the Junior category of the BRC.
For the first time since 2008, the British Championship will utilise Britain’s round of the WRC to round off the season and the event will be split into two for contenders, offering a double points scoring opportunity. Tejpar, who will be co-driven by Max Freeman, is looking forward to the challenge ahead and is well aware of how difficult the rally can be.