It has been announced that double British Rally Champion Guy Wilks will take part in the final and British round of the prestigious Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) - The RAC MSA Rally of Scotland from 19 - 21 November. Wilks, who’s sponsored by Varta Consumer Batteries, will lead Proton's bid for success in the IRC, competing in the remaining seven rounds.
Wilks, (28), from Darlington will be driving a Satria Neo Super 2000, designed and built by Derbyshire-based Mellors Elliot Motorsport (MEM) and partnered by his regular co-driver, Welshman Phil Pugh, (39), from Towyn.
The seven-round IRC programme was launched at the Chatsworth Rally Show on Saturday 6 June and will line Wilks up against another rising British star, Kris Meeke who currently leads the IRC after four of the 11 rounds.
Wilks, runner-up in the 2005 Junior World Rally Championship, commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity for everyone involved in the team. Proton and MEM are highly ambitious but very realistic as newcomers to the IRC. We need to make progress on every remaining round and be ready to fight for the Championship in 2010.
“The final round in Scotland will definitely be one of the highlights for me, to compete in a new event on British soil will be fantastic.”