BTRDABritish Trials and Rally Drivers Association
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This season their talent has been recognised by the mighty M-Sport Rally team, and Matt will be driving an M-Sport works Fiesta in the British Rally Championship, while contesting the BTRDA Championship, of which the Cambrian Luke Francis is the first round, in the Swift Rally Team Fiesta.
Davidson and Nottingham-based co-driver Tom Murphy had already done enough on the previous rounds to claim the Ravenol BTRDA national championship class title, while narrowly missing out on the BTRDA two-wheel drive category podium, finishing the season fourth.
To win the BTRDA N3 Championship and to perform like we did against more powerful cars in the English Championship has been fantastic.
Eventually finishing third in the overall season standings for the 1400cc class, Simpson now plans to move away from the BTRDA series and enter next season's British Rally Championship.
Tue, though, wasn't registered for championship points, so Taylor and Smith were the first B10 class BTRDA crew.
The result leaves Francis eighth overall in the Gold Star championship and 4th in the BTRDA Production Cup.
Competing on some of the stages that will be used for the Wales Rally GB this year, including The Great Orme and Clocaenog, the BTRDA champion overcame an intermittent engine problem and puncture to triumph in his class and finish 25th out of more than 150 cars.
LIVERPOOL rally driver Tony Simpson has made it an impressive three class wins from as many starts in the BTRDA National Rally Championships.
With no pre-event testing, the 21-year-old from Bridgend took a few miles to get used to the new car, but quickly found himself in contention with the top 10 BTRDA runners and on stages two and three was able to increase his pace.
But the West Sussex veterans face stiff opposition from young gun Robert Gough, the reigning BTRDA Junior Champion, who is to return for another crack at victory in the TNT and Pirelli-backed Polo after finishing third last time out.
Bob Ceen, of Malvern, won the Competition Car Welsh Championship, Vince Wetton (Atherstone) clinched the BTRDA Gold Star award for the second time and Hereford's Phil Collins took the BTRDA Silver Star award for the first time.
Petch, from Hamsterley in County Durham, sealed the BTRDA Gold Star title for the first time, driving a Ford Fiesta WRC at Woodpecker Rally in Wales at the beginning of the month, but says missing the Filey-based Trackrod was never an option.