Guest Blog: Chris Wheeler Rallying

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(Last Updated On: August 12, 2015)

I am 21 Years old and live in Torquay, Devon. I have been Rallying since the age of 15 and have progressed each year trying to achieve my dream which is to become a World Rally Driver.

I have had this dream since a very early age, it all started when I used to watch my father compete in all sorts of motorsport events which is where I first got my love for motorsport. From a young age I started to watch the World Rally Championship on TV and soon knew that this was the way for me to go, watching legendary drivers such as Colin McRae who was a massive inspiration to me which led to my first ever Rally just two days after my 15th Birthday.

I started in the Junior Championships in a Toyota Yaris which I did for two years, gaining experience & learning the art of the sport. This followed into the National series in 2012 where I competed in my brand new car, the M-Sport Ford Fiesta MS1 becoming the youngest ever National Class Champion. Wow!

2013 saw me compete in the British Rally championship Challenge where I became Stars Of The Future Champion just halfway through the season.

2014 then saw us move up into the biggest championship in the UK, The British Rally Championship. This was truly amazing as after year’s of watching TV & DVD’s I was now a part of it all. During this season on the Jim Clark international Rally in Scotland, I won my Class, this was a massive achievement not just for me but also my whole team, This was an incredible feeling spraying the victory champagne.

Currently this year I am competing in the BTRDA Rally First Championship, this is an all gravel series of which we are currently leading 3/4 categories with just three Rallies to go. Our next event is the WoodPecker Stages on the 5th of September held in Shropshire.

The British Rally Championship has been put on hold this season as the Motor Sports Association are refreshing the championship ready for it’s big comeback next year.

For 2016 with plans still in process we are looking into going back into the British Rally Championship which once again will be the highest level in the UK.

Also for 2016 we will be in a new car, this will be revealed before the start of next year’s season.

Ways to Follow Chris…

Website: chriswheelerrallying.com

Facebook: Chris Wheeler Rallying

Twitter: @ChrisRally

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