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MSA Team UK's Evans wins WRC2 on Wales Rally GB

Welsh rally driver Elfyn Evans capped a stellar day for the MSA Team UK national squad by winning the WRC2 category of Wales Rally GB, the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship, on home soil.

Evans, aged 24 from Dolgellau, finished over a minute clear of nearest class rival Jari Ketomaa (Finland). His fellow Briton Mark Higgins, who has previously worked as a coach on the Team UK programme, was third in class.

Evans was the top non-World Rally Car, ranking eighth in the overall classification. His success came just hours after Alex Lynn, his national squad team-mate, won the Macau Formula Three Grand Prix on the other side of the world.

Rob Jones, MSA Acting Chief Executive, said: “Since losing Richard Burns and Colin McRae, Britain has been waiting to find its next WRC star, and this result is further evidence that Elfyn could be poised to fill that void. In the space of two years he's dominated the R2 class of the MSA British Rally Championship, been crowned WRC Academy champion, made a successful World Rally Car debut and taken a commanding category win on his home world championship event. And with Elfyn’s latest success coming on the same day that Alex Lynn won the Macau GP, it’s been a truly outstanding day for the MSA Academy and young British motor sport talent.”

17 November 2013