Evans to give brand new Hyundai i20 R5 its maiden run on the Mewla Rally

Melvyn Evans will contest this Sunday’s Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally in a brand new Hyundai i20 R5.

It will be the third different car the Lampeter driver will have contested a round of the 2018 Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship in. He won the Melvyn Evans Motorsport Tour of Epynt in a Subaru Impreza WRC S12b at the beginning of the season and finished ninth on the Carryduff Forklift Down Rally in a Ford Fiesta WRC.

The new i20 R5 has come directly from Hyundai Motorsport in Germany, and Melvyn hopes to test it this week before he and co-driver Mark Glennerster give it its first competitive outing over Epynt.

“I haven’t actually driven the Hyundai yet, so hopefully we’ll get a little test in sometime this week – even if it’s just a couple of hours,” said Melvyn.

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