Jonathan Stepney will contest the full Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship this year in his 1.9-litre engined Peugeot 205 GTi, thanks to support from sponsors Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd, Burroughs & Burroughs Stewart Associates, Sian Formwork Ltd, CCS Scaffolding and Motorhome Services Scotland.
Co-driven by his stepfather Aled Davies, the 33-year old Perth-based Welshman made his Asphalt Rally Championship debut on last year’s Rallynuts National Tour of Epynt but was forced out with mechanical problems whilst holding a considerable lead in the B12 class. This was then followed with the Manx National Rally, where he won the B12 class both times on the double-header event.
Jonathan, who represented Wales at Clay Pigeon shooting, started competing in road rallying back in 2005, so the 2020 Asphalt Rally Championship calendar, which contains more closed road stage events than ever before, will certainly suit him, as he prepares for the opening round of the series, the Legend Fires North West Stages (20/21 March).
Jonathan and Aled are extremely thankful to all their sponsors for their support and enthusiasm and look forward to a successful year ahead.