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Shelley hoping for better luck on Somerset Stages rally

Burton and Rogerson in action on last year's Somerset StagesRally co-driver Shelley Rogerson, 23, is hoping for better luck next Saturday (25th April) when she contests the Somerset Stages rally.

Shelley, from Lancaster, will once again partner Andrew Burton in his Peugeot Cosworth and she is aiming for a decent finish after suffering a disappointing retirement from last month’s Malcolm Wilson rally.

“The car had engine problems on the last event and we didn’t even make it through the first stage of the rally,” said Shelley.

“Andrew and his team have been busy working on the engine and hopefully we can have a trouble-free run and get a good result to boost our championship hopes.”

Shelley has twice contested the event with Burton, taking victory in 2006 and retiring whilst in the lead of the 2008 event.

“It’d be great to repeat our 2006 result. I’d rather not have a repeat of last year though! I’m looking forward to competing again, we were both very disappointed with the Malcolm Wilson rally retirement and we’re keen to get back out on the stages. I’d like to thank Co-ordSport, Nicky Grist, Gilletts Spar and Songasport for their support.”

The Somerset Stages rally is the third round of the 2009 BTRDA rally championship, Shelley currently lies in 12th place.

For more information on Shelley’s rallying please visit www.shelleyrally.com.

Issued by Songasport