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Elfyn Evans

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Nationality:  GBR
Date of Birth: 28.12.1988
Age: 28
Birthplace: Dolgellau, Wales
First Rally: 2007, Wales
Website: www.elfynevans.com

Season 2016

Classification: WRC2
Car No: 0
Car: Ford Fiesta R5
Team: M-Sport World Rally Team (WRC 2)
Co-driver: Craig Parry
Points: 120
Standing: 3
Rally Wins: 0
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 0

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Born into Welsh rally royalty (his father Gwyndaf is a former British champion), Evans started his rallying career in 2007 when he came third in the Fiesta Sporting Trophy. The following year he won the series outright, in both the UK and Ireland.

He won the UK SportTrophy series again in 2010, as well as the Junior British Rally title and the Pirelli Star Driver shoot-out, the prize for which was a funded group N Subaru Impreza drive in the 2011 British Championship. Evans completed the season with two wins and second place in the championship.

His big break on the international stage came in 2012, when he won the FIA’s young driver category, the WRC Academy Cup. His prize was a funded WRC 2 programme in 2013, plus a job at M-Sport helping to test and develop its R5 and WRC Fiestas.

Evans took one win and two second places in his WRC 2 campaign, but it was his surprise debut in a World Rally Car at Rally Italia Sardegna that really got him noticed. Asked to stand in for an absent Nasser Al-Attiyah with just two days notice, and with a new co-driver, Evans finished a remarkable sixth overall.

That performance convinced M-Sport to offer him a full season at the sport’s highest level in 2014, as team-mate to Mikko Hirvonen. Despite an emphasis on learning, Evans impressed with six top-six finishes and career-best fourth places in Mexico and Germany.

He remained at M-Sport for 2015 and raised the bar with a podium in Argentina and a new career-best second at the Tour de Corse - Rallye de France.

Dropped from M-Sport's top-line team for 2016, Evans returns to WRC 2 at the wheel of its upgraded R5 spec Fiesta. Calling notes this year will be experienced co-driver Craig Parry who takes over from Evans’ former navigator of three years, Dan Barritt.

Rally Classification Co-driver Rank Points
Rallye Monte-Carlo WRC2 Craig Parry 8. 25
Rally Sweden WRC2 Craig Parry 9. 25
YPF Rally Argentina WRC2 Craig Parry 17. 12
Vodafone Rally de Portugal WRC2 Craig Parry 30. 0
73rd PZM Rally Poland WRC2 Craig Parry 13. 18
Neste Rally Finland WRC2 Craig Parry 11. 15
Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse WRC2 Craig Parry 11. 25


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