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Shelley set for battle in the Lakes

Burton and Rogerson on the 2009 Wyedean Forest rallyShelley Rogerson, 23, will be back out on the rally stages next Saturday (7th March) when she contests the Malcolm Wilson rally in Cumbria, the second round of the BTRDA championship.

Shelley, from Lancaster, will partner Andrew Burton in his Peugeot Cosworth. It is the first time the crowd-pleasing Peugeot has been entered on the event although Andrew has taken part previously in his old Alfa Ferrari car.

The pairing head to the Lake District in the lead of the BTRDA championship after scoring maximum points on the opening round, February’s Wyedean Forest rally.

“The Malcolm Wilson rally is my local event, I’m hoping we will get a decent finish and maintain our championship lead,” said Shelley.

“The rally has attracted a top quality entry, there seems to be more World Rally cars on the entry list than on a world championship round! It’s certainly going to be close at the top of the leaderboard, there are several crews who could take victory.

“It’s a few years since Andrew competed in Cumbria so it will be interesting to see how he goes, hopefully we will be competitive.”

Shelley, who is backed by Co-ordSport, Legend Fires, Gilletts Spar, Nicky Grist and Songasport, is planning on doing most rounds of the BTRDA championship in 2009 as well as selected rounds of the ANCRO championship. To keep up to date with her rallying please visit www.shelleyrally.com.