Doroszczuk set for more Protyre Asphalt Rally success
Covid-19 restrictions have prevented Paul and Julian Doroszczuk from rallying for 18 months and counting – so it’s fair to say that the Drockspeed Motorsport brothers are looking forward to getting back into their rapid Escort Mk2 and contesting this year’s Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship.
They don’t have much longer to wait, as the UK’s premier sealed-surface series returns on Sunday 29 August with the eagerly anticipated Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally.
And Epynt is a place where they have excelled before; their rapid normally-aspirated Cosworth engined Ford, which produces an impressive 301bhp at a rev-limited 9000rpm, well suited to the fast and undulating roads.
In fact, a class win in mid-Wales in 2018 helped them clinch the B11 title at the end of the season.
They’ll be aiming to regain that title, although they will have to score well on all the rounds that they can contest – as a very important event will prevent them from taking part in the PokerStars Rally.
“Despite the cancellation of some great events like the Jim Clark and Manx National, Jane [Evans, Protyre MSUK Asphalt Rally Championship Co-ordinator] and the team have managed, under real adversity, to pull together a championship worthy of its name and history,” says co-driver Julian.
“It’s great to see the return of one of our favourite events, the Mewla, and the excitement of breaking into new territory with the Three Shires and Tyrone rallies.
“The only real downside to the amended championship is the inclusion of the PokerStars Rally.
“Paul and I love the Manx stages and have always gone well on the island, but Jane, fancy putting an event in the calendar that is on the same date as my daughter’s wedding! Having already postponed the wedding once, as it was originally planned for last October, I do not think I would ever be forgiven if I was not there to walk her down the aisle.
“Hopefully with four good results we will still be in contention for some silverware to add to the growing collection at the end of the year.”
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