Wozencroft wins battle for second
Darlington's Guy Wilks has won the S1600 class of the Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship in the fifth round of the championship, International Rally Yorkshire.
Wilks once more put in a dominant class performance in his
Suzuki Ignis and beat fellow Suzuki driver James Wozencroft to take the class win by over four minutes and finished in seventh place in the rally overall.
We did what we had to, said 25 year-old Wilks who is contesting both the BRC and the FIA Junior World Rally Championship this season. We made sure we were dominant and we did a professional job.
Wozencroft took second position after a thrilling day long battle with Barry Clark from the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team.
I'm dead happy with the result, said 22 year-old Wozencroft from Ludlow. It's been a great day. For some reason we kept losing time to Barry in the Gale Rigg stage but after he had his problem we'd got it. It's going to be a great fight on Wales Rally GB.
For Clark it was a case of nursing an ailing gearbox in the final stages of the day-long event.
It was going to plan before the gearbox problem, said the 24 year-old from Aberdeen.
I was quicker than my team-mate Roman Kresta this morning and were having a good battle with Wozie, but I was confident we would have finished ahead of him.
The Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship now has a two month break before the thrilling season finale in Wales Rally GB, Britain's round of the FIA World Rally Championship, on December 1-3.