Network Q Rally GB, here we come... English Champions celebrate Network Q bringing Rallying back to the Clubmen...
Julian Wilkes and Will Rutherford-Child have announced they are to compete on
the ‘Network Q Rally Great Britain’ in November to celebrate the revival of the Network Q sponsorship to the iconic event. The crew will tackle the 3-day event in Wales in their Vauxhall Nova VXR190 which will have a unique Network Q livery for the one-off event.
"We're thrilled to be part of the Network Q revival to Rally GB following all the success the event had in the past; it's great to see the title sponsor back to support the event."
Network Q celebrate 25 years revolutionizing the used car market, delivering the best used car program to customers. Since launch in 1990 it has become the blueprint for all other manufacturer backed used car programs and meant that warranties, guaranteed exchanges, multi point and history checks became ‘must haves’ across the industry. With 2 million cars sold to date, Network Q has been at the top for 25 years. The Company have offered Wilkes, a Network Q Area Manager the opportunity to celebrate the occasion by competing in the event as their nominated driver in his hugely successful ‘Vauxhall’ Nova title winning rally car.
“As a Network Q employee it will be quite special to compete on behalf of Network Q in a Vauxhall on their 25th Anniversary surrounded by all my colleagues, valued customers and retailers. We’re hoping the organiser’s will allow us to run with the number 25 on the door to celebrate the success. I’m so grateful to Network Q for giving me this opportunity and recognising the successes we’ve had in the past few years.”
Network Q have a proud history of supporting Rally Great Britain having sponsored the iconic event from 1993 – 2002, a period of time which saw great drivers such as Colin McRae, Richard Burns & Petter Solberg win the world famous event.
The Network Q National Rally GB will run as the support event to the main World Championship Rally Round, using the same stages across North Wales including famous stages such as Hafren, Myherin and Dyfi; all known as classic British Stages.
“For Will and I it’s a dream come true to compete on the British round of the World Rally Championship; it’s a Rally we’ve watched for many years and wished we could be a part of and now we’re there, competing for ourselves. We’ll be trying really hard over the three days but we’ll certainly make sure we’re enjoying ourselves along the way!”
Remember this?? Ride on-board with Wilkes on the 2012 Porlock Toll Road Stage...
Wilkes and Rutherford make history...
Julian Wilkes and Will Rutherford have won the first round of the Millers Oils 1400 Championship on the Wyedean Rally and claimed a heroic 3rd overall on the Chepstow based event - the best ever result for a 1400cc powered car. There were 180 starters on the snow covered event.