Having finished a magnificent fifth on the Bet On Aces Manx National Rally, Barry Groundwater is looking forward to making his Belgian rally debut when he contests Round 3 of the Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship, Rally van Wervik (June 8-9).
Co-driven by Neil Shanks, the Aberdeen driver enjoyed a fantastic event on the Isle of Man in his Groundwater Lift Trucks/AMS-backed Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10. His only regret was keeping his wet tyres on for the dry opening loop of day two, but it didn’t cost him any Championship positions as he netted an excellent fourth points-scoring result – a result which puts him equal ninth in the overall drivers’ standings and third in the B14 Class.
“I’ve rallied overseas, contesting Rally Barbados a few times for example, but I’ve never rallied in Belgium before,” said Groundwater. “I’m looking forward to the Rally van Wervik, especially coming on the back of such a good result on the Manx National.”