Welshman Tom Cave has announced that he will be taking part in all seven rounds of the 2016 MSA British Rally Championship in the latest specification Ford Fiesta R5.
Joining Cave for the 2016 is James Morgan, who has previously battled against him as Sander Parn‘s co-driver in the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy.
“I have known James for a long time and we have had some intense rivalry over the years, especially when he navigated for Sander Parn in the DMACK series,” said Cave.
“I asked him to sit alongside me at a test in an R5 car at the back end of last year and I was really pleased with the way he delivered the notes. We have formed a really good partnership since then.”
The 24-year-old put in an impressive performance at Wales Rally GB at the end of the 2015 season and will be looking to pick up from where he left off this season.
“We managed to get the right deal together and we worked hard to put a complete BRC programme in place. We wanted to show our intentions as we hope to go for rally wins and ultimately the title. We have had plenty of Fiesta experience and the M-Sport Evo Fiesta R5 was the obvious choice for us to go with.”
“The biggest attraction is that the top category houses four-wheel-drive cars again in the R5 format,” said Cave. “It’s the way forward as it makes it more cost-effective and accessible for many more teams across the UK and further afield as there are so many cars out there.
“There are some really good events; the Circuit of Ireland, Pirelli Carlisle with Kielder and the Isle of Man will make it very challenging for the drivers and hopefully very entertaining for the spectators going out to watch!”