THE PEMBROKESHIRE-BASED Hyundai Genpower Rally Team are taking a step up to the British Rally Championship BRC2 class in 2016, with driver Roland Llewellin taking the wheel of a newly built Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X.
Having spent the last few years successfully campaigning an Evo IX in the BTRDA and Welsh National Rally Championships, Llewellin and the team are keen to take that experience and pace into the new season.
Roland Llewellin, Managing Director of Genpower Ltd in Pembroke Dock, is optimistic: “We are looking forward to the new challenge and a new car too. SW Motorsport are putting together a great machine and we can’t wait to get out on the stages.”
Sitting alongside Llewellin for 2016 will be Manxman Mark Perryman, who himself is excited at the prospect of a busy year: “Doing the British Rally Championship is always something you aspire too, and being able to sit with someone with experience and pace like Roland will be great.”
The brand new car was unveiled last week in Birmingham at the Autosport International Show, with a livery that features the new Hyundai Power Equipment power tool range. Other sponsors include Morris Lubricants, Hall and Roche Logistics, Pureroom, Evans Waterless Coolant, BE Honda Powered Equipment and ThePowerSite.
The team’s first rally of the year will be at the Cambrian Rally in Llandudno on February 13, followed by the Red Kite rally in Llandovery on February 21, before tackling the first BRC round, the Mid Wales Rally in Newtown on March 5 – 6.