30 Nov 07
Fiesta Sporting Trophy International series winner, Barry Clark, is competing in this weekend's British round of the FIA World Rally Championship in a Group N Subaru Impreza N12.
The young gun is swapping his two-wheel-drive Ford Fiesta for a four wheel car regularly driven by current British Rally Champion Mark Higgins in the Production car World Rally Championship.
The last time Clark drove a production car was in the 2005 British Rally Championship where he won group N overall against the UK's top production drivers.
"It has been a bit of a challenge leading up to this rally but everything has come together now which is great. The plan for this event will be to take things slowly and wind my way back into the four-wheel-drive car," said Clark.
"We had a good run at the Speyside Stages Rally in a Group N car this year but for this event I think the overall plan will be to get through all the stages and do the miles in another world championship event. While this is essentially my home event I have only done it once properly so it will be a great experience."
"We haven't had enough time to prepare or to expect to be fighting the top P-WRC and BRC guys but it will be interesting to get a gauge of where I am against the world's best production drivers."