Paul and Julian Doroszczuk will throw caution to the wind on the remaining two round of the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship, as they go for ‘out-and-out’ overall results in their Drockspeed Motorsport Ford Escort Mk2.
Engine problems on the Masterpixel Media Manx National Rally have forced the brothers to miss two rounds of the series, ending their defence of their B11 class title.
However, their normally aspirated Cosworth engine is back to full health in time for this Sunday’s Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally (25 August) – and with the use of the very latest valve and valve spring technology, allied to the Arrow crankshaft and conrods, the Ric Wood Motorsport Engines rebuilt unit delivers an impressive 301bhp at a rev-limited 9000rpm.
“With the engine failure on day two of the Manx, and subsequently missing the following two rounds in Belgium and Ireland whilst the engine was being rebuilt, Paul and I have had to accept that any chance of defending our B11 class title has gone,” says Julian. “We wish Geoff Glover and John Devlin all the best for the rest of the season as they battle it out for the top spot in class B11.
“This has put a complete new perspective on the remainder of our season. Whilst continuing to support the Championship, we will use the remaining rounds to go for out-and-out overall positions, throwing Championship caution to the wind. Who knows we may be able to salvage a minor class position into the bargain.
“With our eyes already firmly fixed on next year’s Championship, and the rumoured event changes, we are mindful to gain as much first hand experience in preparation for a concerted effort to regain the number one spot from our fellow B11 competitors in 2020.”