The Llandovery based rally will mark the inaugural event for Brown’s new steed and provides a new challenge for the Questmead Sales Engineer. Having spent the last few years building the car alongside his existing rally championship campaign, Brown remains level headed when it comes to his aspirations for the year ahead. “To say I’m excited about the season ahead is an understatement” he says. “But I am well aware that even the best new cars have teething troubles to. My main aim is to finish the first round without too many dramas. It will be really important to get some solid points on the board and perhaps then we can look to improving our pace over the forthcoming events”.
The multiple Formula1000 champion will be joined by regular co-driver Paul Stringer for the season and the Epynt military ranges which hosts round one of the series, they are no stranger to the venue as the duo have competed there many times previously. But the infamous stages are well known for their unpredictability and Brown is taking a long term attitude towards the event.
It is also hoped that Brown can get the old car out on gravel this year in a bid to qualify for the all new BTRDA Rally Challenge which has points scoring rounds on both asphalt and forest events. But for now, the main focus is the asphalt series opener and he will perform a short test ahead of the event in Wales to ensure any last minute issues can be ironed out.
The Melvyn Evans Motorsport Tour of Epynt Rally offers crews over 80 competitive stage miles in seven hard fought stages across the military roads on Sunday 8th March. Competitors will return to the event finish in Llandovery at around 4.30pm that day.
Brown is supported in 2015 by Questmead Ltd, Mintex, Fuchs Titan, PIAA, 710 oils and SIX80 Limited.