Twenty Two year old Chris Wheeler from Torquay may still be recovering from his major accident on the Nicky Grist 100 Rally, but since then the British Rally Championship have had their next stop on the calendar in Ireland for the Ulster Rally. BRC 3 competitor Will Corrow may have won the class in Ireland but has put Wheeler's main rival out of contention in the championship meaning Wheeler has now claimed this years BRC 3 category, there is just one event remaining which is held on the Isle Of Man but Wheeler is now too far in front to be caught.
Chris suffered a major accident nearly two months back due to a mechanical failure on his Citroen DS3 R3T which sent Wheeler & Co-Driver Yan Griffiths off the road & head on into a tree resulting in major injuries. We are glad to say the crew have walked away & will be able to come back fighting another day but both of them are now healing well & making good progress.
Wheeler quoted " After such a big accident it'll now take time for us to heal & also the car too. The car is currently being rebuilt so my plans for 2017 will be to do some smaller events just to build my confidence up & then once the DS3 is ready I'll be back into the hot seat. I'm looking to start taking it serious once again from 2018 on wards.
I am very surprised but incredibly happy we have claimed this years BRC 3 title considering it's been a up & down season but never the less I'll enjoy this moment & am proud to bring home a great result to Devon.
Chris Wheeler Rallying would like to say a massive thank you to all of their sponsors & to everyone who has been supporting them this season.