Reigning B11 class champions Paul and Julian Doroszczuk say that they will have the “highest specification engine we have ever had” when they contest the next two rounds of the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship, the double-header Masterpixel Media Manx National Rally (10/11 May).
Part of a tree branch hit an oil pipe after a heavy landing on the Rallynuts National Tour of Epynt, and the damage done forced the Drockspeed Motorsport brothers to rebuild their Escort Mk2’s engine.
After taking the block down to CNC Engineering (Ric Wood Motorsport Engines) for a health check, it was found that a major con rod and piston rebuild was required – and now their normally aspirated Cosworth engine is better than ever!
“We owe a huge debt of thanks to Drew at Burton Power and Aaron at Arrow Precision, without whom we would most definitely be sitting in Edinburgh with an engine still in bits on the bench and an Escort without its heart,” said Julian.
“Instead we are all prepared and raring to go with the highest specification engine we have ever had and a real determination to get our title defence back on track on the Isle of Man.
“What attracted us to the sport of rallying over forty years ago was the real sense of camaraderie among competitors and specialist suppliers who, whether they knew you or not, would always go the extra mile to help a fellow competitor to either keep them in a rally or prepare for the next event. I am very proud to say that this is still clearly the case today and is no more evident than through the actions of Burton Power who in recent weeks not only supplied the vast majority of the required parts in record time, but chased on our behalf Arrow Precision to actually engineer a set of four titanium alloy con rods within a very tight timescale and then ensured they too were delivered on time directly to us.
“It is only right and proper that any future success this season be dedicated to the two companies who through their efforts, which went beyond any expected levels of customer service, enabled us to compete without missing any further rounds in the Championship.”