FIA Rally Star UK Winners Announced
Motorsport UK announces the FIA Rally Star UK winners who will go on to compete in the Continental final later this year.
As part of the selection process in the UK final of FIA Rally Star, held today at Motorsport UK’s headquarters in Bicester, Motorsport UK tested the skill set of the young hopefuls across a variety of activities.
Judgement day began with the first of two timed heats around a designated course, designed to test car control and find out who can achieve the fastest time.
The finalists then moved onto the fitness test, coordinated by the team from Porsche Human Performance. The session incorporated various challenges and exercises, including the plank and bleep test.
Next, the finalists headed out in identical Vauxhall cars for their final opportunity to record a time around the slalom course, with all competitors showing improvements following the earlier session. The drivers took part in a media training session, speaking with journalists from motorsport and automotive media to prepare them for the Continental final.
The points and times were assessed, leading to the announcement of Robert Wilson and Katie Milner as the two UK winners heading to the FIA Rally Star Continental final. In addition to the two winners from the day, John Bebnowicz-Harris will head to the Continental final to represent the UK after winning a round in the #RallyAtHome challenge.
Robert Wilson had this to say about his FIA Rally Star UK win:
“Honestly I feel over the moon. I was so proud to just come here and compete, and to be able to go and compete in the Continental final is amazing.”
Fellow FIA Rally Star UK champion Katie Milner commented:
“It feels amazing to be one of the UK winners of FIA Rally Star and to have the chance to be one of them is a privilege.”
European #RallyAtHome champion and UK finalist John Bebnowicz-Harris said the following about gaining a place in the Continental final:
“From where I started it’s been such a long road of practice and improving myself, and I feel overwhelmed with the amount of progress I have made, even just today. Preparing for the Continental final is quite a daunting task, but one I am ready for.”
Motorsport UK congratulates our UK representatives for the FIA Rally Star Continental final and we wish them the best of luck. All our UK finalists impressed throughout the day with their passion and enthusiasm.
Stay tuned for more information about the FIA Rally Star Continental final here.