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kumho-williams16aWinter Olympic Gold medallist Amy Williams MBE has successfully completed her second Wales Rally GB (October 28-30) as co-driver to Sky Sports News’ F1 analyst Tony Jardine. The privateer pair survived a last stage scare to finish a very creditable 39th overall among the world’s top rally teams.

Campaigning the same Kumho-shod Mitsubishi Evo IX in which they enjoyed a class win on the 2013 event, the duo quickly gelled once more to survive unscathed on what is recognised as one of the most gruelling events on the WRC calendar. Things could so easily have finished differently though. Explained a relieved Jardine: “In the very last stage we slid wide at a hairpin and feared we’d damaged the intercooler. However, the ProSpeed team had prepared the car to perfection and this just confirmed what a tough car they’ve built.” Commenting on the K71 compound Kumho R800 pattern rally tyres used throughout the rally he added: “We owe a massive thank you to Kumho for once again providing us with state of the art tyre technology.”

kumho-williams16cReflecting on her vital role, an enthusiastic Williams said: “Thanks to professional tuition I was better prepared for my co-driving duties than last time, though still a little apprehensive, as it’s completely different once you are out on the tough gravel stages; it was also a tougher event than the 2013 one. Overall it’s been a huge success for me.”

Said Kumho Motorsports’ Steve Thompson: “Our relationship with Tony goes back many years now, and he’s again proved what a safe pair of hands he is by achieving yet another commendable finish on a rally that regularly defeats even the best of professional drivers.”

More success for Kumho R800 tyres on Wales Rally GB

Roger Duckworth and Alun Cook also enjoyed a good result on the event, finishing 3rd overall in the National section with their ex-Juha Kankkunen Subaru Impreza.

For further information on Kumho and its products for rally stage, race track and the road, see http://www.kumhotyre.co.uk.kumho-williams16b

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