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Ambitious British Rally co-driver Phil Hall makes his return to the World Rally Championship (WRC) next weekend as he contests Tour de Corse with British asphalt ace David White.

After contesting last year’s single make DMACK Trophy which is housed within the WRC, MSA (Motor Sports Association) Academy team member Hall has been recruited for his world experience and the event marks Hall’s first event in the WRC since Rally Australia last November.

The 29 year old from Nottingham is one of the most active co-drivers in the UK and has enjoyed success across the world in a variety of championships and events.

Despite having never sat together before, White will embark on his inaugural WRC outing and Hall received the call up to partner the Ford Fiesta R2 pilot.

White has enjoyed success in the National MSA Asphalt Rally Series behind the wheel of a Subaru but has switched to the popular Fiesta R2 for 2017.

Hall’s experience of the front wheel drive Ford is extensive thanks to his domestic and world outings. A class win at Rally Australia with Rhys Pinter in a similar model in 2015 is a highlight.

Having contested events in America, Canada, Finland and the UK, Hall believes he is ready for the challenge that competing on one of the most notorious events in the WRC calendar holds.

“Corsica will be a new event to me but I’ve done some pretty extensive research to ensure we have as much knowledge as we can for this pretty special outing” says Hall.

“It’s David’s first WRC event and I need to make it as smooth as possible for him so pre-event preparation has been key.  The recce before the event will probably be the most important part too so we need to get that nailed if we are to do well on the event”.

Hall acknowledges the event is one of the toughest on the calendar and is relishing the opportunity to be back in the WRC.

“It feels like a long time ago since Rally Australia with Rhys (Pinter) so it’s great to be back competing alongside the best there is. Nothing really rivals World Championship events and Corsica is one event that people talk about. The narrow roads, big drops and tricky sections catch out even the best so we will need to think carefully. But David has a clear goal so it’s my job to ensure we complete that.”

The Tour de Corse consists of just ten stages but with over 315km of competitive special tests spread over three days. After a ceremonial start on Thursday 6th April the action starts at just after 9am (local time) on Friday 8th with the finish celebrations taking place during the afternoon of Sunday 9th.

Hall is sponsored by WWW.ITSMYMOTORSPORT.CO.UK

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