Specialist Vehicle Preparations enjoyed a good start to their BTRDA season despite a non- finish on the first round of the series, the Wyedean Rally.
SVP’s Subaru Impreza was running well in the hands of Tom Cave until a turbo boost pressure leak occurred. The team were unable to rectify the problem and withdrew the car from the rally.
SVP, which is run by Dominic Delaney, sourced the Impreza pre-season with the intention of renting it out to crews throughout the year.
Delaney was originally supposed to drive the car on the event but he was ruled out through illness. Cave stepped in to compete and adopted a cautious start in the car which was been driven by the team for the first time in anger. The lack of preparation time on the Impreza showed as the car suffered from several issues including the turbo boost pressure leak.
“It’s a shame we weren’t able to finish the event but we simply couldn’t fix the boost leak at the rally, so we chose to withdraw the car so it wasn’t damaged any further.” said Delaney after the event. “Once we get back to the workshop, we’ll get the car stripped and re-prepared for the next outing and of course, resolve the issues with it.
“It’s a shame we couldn’t go any further for Tom as well, as he was looking forward to being back in a four-wheel drive car. But he did a great job, hinting at what the car can do and making sure he brought it back to us without any further damage. I hope that we can give him another, trouble-free run later in the year.”