This season will see Mark Donnelly, take on the British Rally Championship in a Citreon Racing DS3 - R3 after being named as the 2013 Pirelli Star Driver.
After being nominated on the Rallye Sunseeker International, Donnelly was one of 7 Drivers invited to secret testing ground to test their driving talent, pace note making skills, mechanical knowledge and media presence.
The judging panel included World Rally Championship Co-driver Chris Patterson, BRC Championship Manager Mark Taylor, Motorsport News Journalist Jerry Williams, Citroen Racing Manager Jean Francois Lienere and former Suzuki WRC team manager Risto Laine. After the two day selection process the judging panel were unanimous in their verdict, and Mark Donnelly was awarded the biggest price in British rallying.
The Pirelli Star Driver Scheme has been running since 2008 and sees an up and coming driver take the wheel of a fully funded car for the duration of a British Rally Championship season.
Previous Winners include:
2012 - Jukka Korhonen
2011 – Elfyn Evan
2010 – Keith Cronin
2009 – Adam Gould
2008 – Darren Gass
For More information please visit - www.markdonnellymotorsport.com
Rally of North Wales
Jim Clark Rally
31 May/1 Jun
Rallye Sunseeker International
|Date of Birth:||23/04/1991||26/01/1986|
|First Rally:||Sunset Rally 2008||Mel Harries Road rally 2002|
|Road Car:||Vauxhall Astra which is also my recce car.||Peugeot 206|
|Interests:||Cycling, Gym and anything to do with motorsport.||Football, Rugby, socialising|
|Favorite Rally Car:||Citroen DS3 WRC||Ford Escort Mk2|
|Most Memorable Rally Moment:||Winning the my first rally, the Sunseeker Rally and also winning the Pirelli Stardriver Shooutout.||Winning Rallye Sunseeker which led to us winning the Pirelli Star Driver competition|
|Least:||Learning of the death of Gareth Roberts.||The loss of my Brother in June in rally accident|
|Home Town:||Omagh, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland||Carmarthen, Wales|
|Rally Hero:||Colin McRae||Colin McRae|