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Welshman takes time out from 2018 rally season to tackle famous hill climb.
Elfyn Evans has taken time out from the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship to head back to British shores for the iconic Goodwood Festival of Speed. Here is all you need to know:
– In order to take on the famous hill climb, the Welshman must navigate his way around countryside lanes in his Ford Fiesta WRC and dodge a series of obstacles.
– The 29-year-old was joined by co-driver Dan Berritt as he looked to beat traffic and reach the annual motorsport extravaganza that runs from July 12-15 in Sussex, England.
– Evans revealed: “I’ll be at Goodwood for the four days, so there will be some runs up the hill in the WRC car and also around the rally stage as well. A busy few days. But always great fun!”
– It is the Festival’s 25th anniversary and Silver Jubilee with the Duke of Richmond (formerly Lord March) choosing his 25 favourite moments from the first 25 events.
– The Festival started in June 1993 and has established itself as the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture with the best past and present drivers racing.
– Evans lies seventh in the 2018 WRC driver standings behind leader Thierry Neuville after a mixed season that has included a memorable second place in Portugal ahead of the next stop at Rally Finland from July 26-29.
– He grabbed his first WRC podium in Argentina back in 2015 and followed up with three second spots before bagging his maiden WRC win on home soil at the 2017 Wales Rally GB.