NWCC member Jade Paveley has the podium in her sights
Posted on October 08, 2018
Jade Paveley is one step closer to her first top three overall result in a National Championship after a thrilling rally over the challenging Epynt Military roads of Mid Wales.
The North Wales Honda GroupB Motorsport rally driver steered her GpA Subaru Impreza to a respectable haul of Championship points on the rain soaked military roads in the Brecon Beacons, consolidating her position at the top of the four wheel drive Turbo engine category and adding to the Junior title already won earlier in the season.
The prestigious Welsh Tarmac Championship takes place over nine events, with the best six scores to count.
Jade has now accumulated six strong finishes, with one rally in hand.
“The Mewla was, as ever, a really tough rally with poor visibility, low grip levels and a lot of concentration required with the pace notes. It all came together really well, and I finished the rally as Class Champion and maintained 3rd place overall in the title race. I now have a chance to improve my lowest score, as do my competitors, to fight for that 3rd place in October which I know I can do at the Pembrey Rally.”
The Fight for the Podium
Jade would be the first female driver to finish in the top three overall on the Welsh Tarmac Championship.
The last female driver to feature on a national championship podium went on to win the FiA Ladies world Championship.
To prepare for the last push to the line, Jade will maintain her impressive exercise routine.
The team will set up a test with a week before the next rally to tune Jade’s concentration levels and keep coordination with braking and cornering speeds optimised.
Pembrey: Last round of the Championship
Pembrey Circuit is a motor racing circuit near Pembrey village, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
It is the home of Welsh motorsport, providing racing for cars, motorcycles, karts and trucks. It is also the last round of the Welsh Tarmac Championship on 22nd October.
The circuit is popular for testing, mainly due to its variety of fast sweeping corners and tight hairpins.
The rally stages swap between narrow sections to open sweeping corners, with the odd car breaking potholes on the link roads to keep crews focused.
As the roads of the rally stages see little use, a light sprinkling of rain can make the under used stages hazardous.
Team Principal, David Paveley “It was great to see Jade working so well with pacenotes on the Mewla Rally, the weather conditions were pretty bad, but she has raced and rallied in worse so I was not too concerned about that aspect. This year so far has been all about the Championship points, the last rally will be really exciting because an improved score will be a bonus and hopefully secure 3rd place in the Championship”.
Driver and Co Driver, Jade and ClaireJade Paveley, 25, of North Wales by day is assistant Sales Manager at North Wales Honda in Llandudno.
Claire Williams will return to the co-drivers seat for Pembrey bringing a wealth of local knowledge.
Jade commented, “The Mewla was a very tactical rally for me as I really wanted to wrap up a category win, which we did. I can now give it everything I’ve got at Pembrey to try to secure my first podium on a National Championship, so it’s now all or nothing time which is how I like it. This is turning out to be the best year of my rally career. With two category wins in the bag, I am really looking forward to competing without worrying about class wins and going all out for a podium.”
Tyres For the Mewla Rally
Jade would like to give a special thanks to JD Tyres who donated four Hankook tyres enabling the team to use a deep cut soft compound dedicated tyre for the poor weather conditions.
Jade will continue to use Hankook tyres for the last round of the Championship at Pembrey.
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Jade’s partners for 2018 are
Clogau, Sparco,Total, McAllister Leisure, Autotop and IMASAF
Sponsorship from:North Wales Honda of Llandudno