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kumho-fowden16Fowden crowned Welsh Tarmac Champion for a record 4th time.

For years now, both amateur and professional drivers have been winning national rally championships on Kumho tyres. The latest to achieve such success are Bob Fowden and Paul Wakely in their Subaru Impreza WRC who, by annexing last week’s (October 23) Peter Lloyd Stages event at the Pembrey Motorsports Centre, have clinched the 2016 JD Tyres Welsh National Tarmacadam Rally Championship with one round to spare. For good measure, they were fastest over all five stages of the rally, which was held in sunny but windy conditions.

Their performance has been dominant all season, having now won no less than seven of the 10 rounds so far completed. So, irrespective of the result on the Glyn Memorial Stages Rally of November 26/27, they will receive the spoils of outright victory at the Welsh Association of Motor Clubs’ annual presentation dinner at the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells on January 21.

Having secured the Welsh title in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016, Fowden has unique a unique record in the championship. For Wakely it was the first taste of such success in the Series, having only joined the Fowden Motorsport Team this year.

Commented Kumho Motorsport’s Steve Thompson: “We are obviously utterly delighted with the team’s performance, as it is hard to imagine a more convincing season of rallying, which we are extremely proud to have contributed towards. We wholeheartedly congratulate Bob and Paul on a wonderful year with their Impreza and wish them all the very best for 2017.”

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