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Elfyn Evans

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Info

Nationality:  GBR
Date of Birth: 28.12.1988
Age: 25
Birthplace: Dolgellau, Wales
First Rally: 2007, Wales

Season 2014

Classification: WRC
Car No: 6
Team: M-Sport World Rally Team
Co-driver: Daniel Barritt
Points: 36
Standing: 8
Rally Wins: 0
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 2

Here’s what makes him special

• He’s one of the WRC’s most promising up-and-coming young talents
• This year will be his first crack at a full season in a world rally car
• Calm, quiet and modest, he enjoys huge support in his native Wales – the traditional heartland of British rallying
• He might lack experience but team boss Malcolm Wilson believes he will be a future champion

The story so far

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 for winning 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.

In 2014, the Welshman will line up for a full season in M-Sport’s top-specification Fiesta.

2006 2nd, F1000 Rally Championship First rally – Wyedean
2007 3rd, Fiesta Sporting Trophy
2008 Double Champion, Fiesta Sporting Trophy UK and Ireland
2010 Champion, Fiesta SportTrophy UK Champion, Junior British Rally Championship Pirelli Star Driver winner
2011 2nd overall, British Rally Championship
2012 Winner, WRC Academy, BRC R2 class & FST International Shootout

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