Challenge contender Melvyn Evans has made Motorsport history by taking victory on the Corbeau Seats Rally held in the Tendring and Clacton area. Seeded at Car 1 made him the first driver to compete on a Rally held on closed public roads thanks to new legislation for England and Wales.
The closing of public roads to stage Motorsport events is common throughout the world and the UK’s sports governing body, the MSA have worked tirelessly to get legislation through parliament to allow it to happen in England and Wales. This allows the temporary suspension of speed limits to bring the spectacle to the public with great financial benefits to areas embracing such events. An estimated 6000 people attended with many travelling from Wales to help marshal and to spectate. Melvyn decided to retain the FMP / Wales Air Ambulance stickers on for the rally.
Fund Raising Manager Mark Stevens commented, ‘We understand that the rally has created a large amount of media attention and we are really grateful to Melvyn and to Challenge Organisers Maesteg and District Motor Club for helping us to raise the profile of the Charity.