Red Industries sponsored Adrian Spencer of Adgespeed came in second place in the King of Epynt challenge. Despite being disappointed not to have taken the title, it’s still a great result for Adrian to have come second out of the 34 drivers that took part in the competition.
It looked promising going into the fifth round, with Adrian seated at top of the leader board. Due to damage to the front end of the Subaru Impreza WRC S11 which occurred in the fourth round, it meant the team weren’t able to compete in the final rally. As the top three scores across the five rounds are counted, there was every chance that Adrian could remain in first place – but it all depended on the results of the final round. All the team could do was watch and wait.
Unfortunately for Adrian, Damian Cole won the Mewla Rally by 43 seconds – which meant he took the lead and was named King of Epynt Champion for the fifth time (2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, and now 2016).
Mark Hewitt won the co-driver championship, which is a great result for Adgespeed.
For a full review of Adgespeed’s title challenge bid, read Adrian’s reviews of each of the rally stages.