Motorsport

Armed Forces drivers finish off season in Trackrod Yorkshire Rally event

Four Land Rovers from the Armed Forces rally team have competed in their final event of the season.

The Trackrod Yorkshire Rally includes a night stage and five daylight stages.

Army racer Corporal Danny Hedges and his co-driver from the Navy, Leading Engineering Technician Jake Pumphrey, cemented their status as 2022 Forces champions with an impressive performance.

All four military teams that competed in the event finished the race – despite difficult driving conditions due to the heavy rainfall.

"It's fantastic," said Cpl Hedges when discussing leading the race ahead of the other military teams.

"Especially being a home rally for myself. The whole day, from start to finish, has not been an easy one – a completely mixed bag of conditions.

"We've had to change driving styles throughout the day going from dry to heavy rain."