Mc Kenna aims to stretch championship lead in Yorkshire.
September 28, 2013 by Daniel McKenna
Daniel, co-driver Arthur Kierans and his team are making the goal of securing another win with The Scanbitz Ltd and Ravenol Motoroil supported Ford Fiesta R2 in the Trakrod Rally of Yorkshire this weekend. Although Daniel has a 7 point lead in the BRC Rally 2 category, over main title rival Steve Rokland, he will not be playing the full championship game just yet, as the BRC requires all competitors to drop their worst score, and on the final round of the championship, Rallye Sunseeker, points and a half are up for grabs.
This means that even though Daniel can afford to drive at a steady pace on the final two rounds by securing specific points to secure the R2 championship, a simple puncture could blow that approach out of the water. As a result, Daniel has vowed to approach the upcoming event with full commitment to try and take his 4th R2 win on the trot.
This then would really put Daniel and Arthur in prime position to take the championship crown on the final round. Other reasons for Daniel’s approach to this event are that he has competed on this event in the past and has some knowledge of the stages which he has not had on any of the rounds so far this year which gives him good confidence. Also as this is the third round of the championship on gravel, Daniel has grown both in speed and in confidence on his least preferred surface and after a comprehensive test last week to finalise set up for the event he is ready to take the fight to the gravel experts in Yorkshire.
Always in the back of Daniel’s mind is the upcoming Pirelli Star Driver shootout at the end of the year, where he hopes to be a strong contender for the fantastic 2014 prize. If Daniel can prove that he has the pace to win on both tarmac and gravel without having any problems and take the R2 championship in the process, he feels it will give him the best chance to perhaps win the much coveted award. Another highlight for Daniel since the Ulster Rally is that he has become the most recent nominee of the BRC Live Media Trophy and will join the other nominees at an end of season competition at World Rally preparation experts, Prodrive in Banbury where the winner will get to drive JCW Mini S2000 which is an again, another amazing opportunity.