At just 24, Elfyn Evans is one of rallying’s top prospects for future success. The young Welshman, whose father Gwyndaf Evans was British Rally Champion in 1996, will be driving in the WRC2 category with the Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team and starts next week’s Wales Rally GB as one of the firm favourites for some welcome home success.
With the UK’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship now based at the new purpose-built Service Park in north Wales, Evans is confident that the organiser’s hopes of refreshing the event will deliver serious results.
“The service facility is fantastic and, hopefully, it will open up to a whole new audience,” he continued. “When the rally came here in 2011, we saw massive crowds and the work is being done to bring people back. The most special thing, though, has to be the stages. Having grown up around some of the best stages in the world, and with this year’s revised route, that’s what’s going to be most special for me. All in all it should be a well-attended event with a great atmosphere. That’s why I am really looking forward to it.”