Wilks aiming for win on IRC return

Guy Wilks has promised a no nonsense approach to his maiden Skoda Fabia S2000 drive on the Rally of Scotland later this month - with the double British Rally champion planning to push for victory on the Stirling-based event

Wilks aiming for win on IRC return

Wilks is no stranger to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, having competed in a Proton since the middle of the season, but the Darlington driver is not phased by having a new car for the final round of the series in a fortnight.

"This is a great opportunity for me and I'm really looking forward to driving for Skoda UK," he said. "The fact that we are competing on home soil in front of the British fans makes it a really special occasion and I'll definitely be going all out for the win."

Wilks' Skoda will be prepared by Belgian firm Rene George Rally Sport, but it will run to the same specification as the factory cars which have won in the hands of Juho Hanninen and Jan Kopecky this season.

Skoda UK is backing the drive and the Czech firm's UK brand director Robert Hazlewood said: "The Skoda Fabia Super 2000 has proved itself to be one of the best performing cars in the IRC and delivered fantastic results for our motorsport team. We are thrilled that Guy is competing for us and expect to see him pushing hard for the lead."

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