Winter Olympic gold medallist and Gadget Show host Amy Williams MBE and Sky Sports News Formula One analyst Tony Jardine have successfully finished one of the most grueling rallies on the WRC calendar - the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB. The PlayStation®VR team in association with ProSpeed and with sponsorship from Thermex, crossed the finish ramp in 39th overall, a great result for a privateer entry among the world's finest rally drivers and co-drivers.
Tony Jardine commented: ''In the last stage, we nearly didn't make it. We slid wide at one hairpin around 20mph and feared we had damaged the cooler, however the ProSpeed team had prepared the car to perfection and really just proved how tough the car is.''
Thermex’s Managing Director - Julian Crossley was on hand to applaud the successful driver pairing and their salt dough handprint impressive display over the 3 days, 22 special stages and over 330 competitive kilometers.
Amy Williams commented: “This whole rally has been huge success for me, Thanks to Craig Parry’s help, I was prepared for co-driving duties however I was a little apprehensive as it's completely different once you are out on the tough gravel stages. Tony and I gelled from the recce, once again and got back into the form that won us Class 3 back in 2013. It was a tougher rally than the first time and having Olly Marshall and the ProSpeed guys made it so much easier. Raymond Mason’s Mitsubishi Evo IX once again performed incredibly well, despite Tony trying to remodel it against a few Welsh boulders.”
Thermex would like to thank Tony Jardine for the opportunity to be involved in such an exciting and prestigious event, and to wish Amy Williams the best of luck in her quest to raise awareness for the 2018 Winter Olympics.