Stevie Brown and co-driver Andrew Roughead retired from last weekends Granite City Rally when a broken driveshaft on their Subaru Impreza forced them out of the event. The motoGF backed crew completed only four miles at speed of the opening six mile stage before mechanical failure forced them to limp to the end of the test.
Brown however remains positive despite it being his first non-finish of his home rally in 5 years. "It's a new car to us, so we're learning all the time" explained Stevie. The 23 year-old driver continues, "We've made a good step forward in terms of development, and we're getting faster every time we are out in the car which is very encouraging."
It was planned that the total finish time of the Dmack Tyres shod Subaru Impreza would set the benchmark for Stevie to beat when he takes part in the Baker Hughes 10K Run for local charity Cash for Kids. With a non-finish however, Stevie’s aim is to set a time that would have seen him on the rally podium.
The natural competitiveness of the championship winning rally driver means he has only one place fixed in his sights, and is aiming to beat eventual rally winner Dave Weston's time. "We need to do the run sub 44 minutes which is going to be a real challenge. I'm training with JRRC Fitness to make sure I’m in the best shape I can be" explained Stevie.
Stevie has been a long term supporter of Cash for Kids who work with local disabled, disadvantaged and neglected children. "To be able to do something to help support such a worthy cause is hugely rewarding, and if we can help to improve the quality of life of just one child it’ll be worth it" said Stevie.
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