Kick Energy rally driver Steve Perez is preparing for this weekend’s arduous Roger Albert Clark Rally, but as well as aiming for a decent finish, he’ll be tackling the four-day event with added purpose when the rally gets underway in Pickering on Friday evening.

With the iconic BTR-prepared Lancia Stratos now decked out with decals of the individuals and companies who have donated to the fund set up by the Chesterfield driver in aid of the family of fellow competitor Martyn Lewis, who was killed earlier this year on the Dukeries Rally, Perez is hoping for a change of luck on what has been one of his bogey events in recent years.

“It was unfortunate that the Premier Rally last weekend had to be cancelled so I’m planning on holding the co-driving experience that was auctioned off on eBay until another event. But I wanted to keep the momentum going so we have decided to include a decal on the car for everyone who has donated to this cause and what better event to do this at than the RAC,” said the former British Historic and National Rally Champion who also clinched this year’s BTRDA series.

He continued: “We will have collection buckets around the truck in the service areas and also, people can just give me or my co-driver Paul Spooner some cash when they see us in the car. It’s quite compact in the cockpit, with not much room, so we prefer notes rather than loose change if possible…! All the proceeds will be passed onto Martyn’s widow Catherine and his son Charlie, all of which is being audited by Howard Wilcock of the BTRDA.”

The rally starts in Pickering on Friday evening and finishes in Carlisle on Monday afternoon. For further information, please visit www.rogeralbertclarkrally.org

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