FIA World Rally Championship

Elfyn Evans: “Luck hasn’t been on our side this year, but the speed is there”

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M-Sport Ford driver Elfyn Evans wants to finish the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship with a string of strong results after several retirements and problems on recent events.

The Welshman was denied the opportunity to have a chance of repeating his famous 2017 DayInsure Wales Rally GB win last time out with a misfire on the second day of action and Evans’ wants to show he has the pace to be at the front of the field as the series resumes next weekend with RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España.

Evans said on the Spanish event: “We go to the Spain determined to secure a good result. Luck hasn’t been on our side this year, but the speed is there and we’ll be looking to close the season with some strong results.”

“As the only mixed-surface encounter on the calendar, there’s no other event quite like this one.

“We start the rally in gravel specification before everything is lowered and stiffened for Catalunya’s circuit-like asphalt. It’s quite a strategic rally and our plan will be to give it a big push through the gravel on Friday, before seeing where we are for the weekend’s asphalt – which really is like driving on a racetrack in places!”

Evans currently sits down in eleventh in the championship standings, having only scored one point in the last three rounds of the WRC.

The 54. RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada 2018 gets under way on Thursday 25 October with the crowd favourite Barcelona city stage returning to the event.

Follow The Checkered Flag throughout the event for updates each day.

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