Mains plugged in for class title defence

William Mains will return to defend his 1400 Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship class title this year – and has both of his very rapid Vauxhall Novas prepared and ready for action.

The Llandysul driver only started rallying nine years ago, but in 2019 added Britain’s premier seal-surface 1400 title to his Welsh Tarmacadam and King of Epynt class triumphs, plus his FMP Rally Challenge overall title trophy.

Appearing in either a white or an orange coloured equally fast Nova, Will has recorded some astounding giant-killing results on his Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship appearances.

Despite braking an engine mount early on in the Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally, and then going off on the final stage, he finished an incredible 11th overall in 2018 – just missing out on a top 10 position by 41 seconds.

He won his class on his first ever rally on the Isle of Man the year after, and then repeated his Epynt success by winning his class by 5 minutes 25 seconds on the 2019 Mewla.

Such was his domination of the 1400S class in 2019, that Will recorded five maximum scores from five starts to clinch the title with a perfect score.

“We are aiming to retain our 1400 class title this year and are looking forward to the exciting line up of events,” says Will.

“There is nothing better than seeing how well you can do by actually going out of your comfort zone and competing on new asphalt.

“The navigator’s seat has not been confirmed as yet, but both cars are ready to go – and with the Protyre tyre prizes again, it’s a big bonus if you win your class, so fingers crossed!”

Will is supported by Roy Thomas and Sons (PVC windows and doors), Emyr Jones Engineering, Ffostrasol Garage, West Wales Rally Spares and I P B Motors Ltd.

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