Home heartbreak for Fossey
15 Oct 2018
Ed Fossey was the star of the show at last weekend's Roberts Garage Jersey Rally (12/13 October) as the 20-year-old mixed it at the very front of the field in his Peugeot 208 R2. Storming up to an impressive fifth overall on the final day of the rally, an accident sadly put the rapid student out of the event.
With the MSA Aslphalt Rally Championship R2 title secure after a stellar season, Ed traveled to his home island to contest the Jersey Rally, and with the pressure off it allowed him to enjoy the lanes he grew up on.
Straight out of the blocks the crew in the 208 R2 pilot punched in the sixth fastest time on the opening run. By the end of the afternoon loop, Fossey was in a fine 10th overall and held a comprehensive class lead.
In a 1600cc car, Ed pushed hard to make up some time on the more powerful cars and more experienced crews around him. Setting the fourth fastest time in the darkness was a sign of things to come as Fossey chalked-up top five times all evening to leapfrog his way into a giant-killing fifth overall at the overnight halt.
As the sun broke on the Saturday morning, the 208 driver was on mission to maintain his impressive run. However, despite another blistering time on the first stage of the morning through St John, heartbreak was to follow on the opening Waterworks test. Clipping a pavement, a wheel was buckled on the Peugeot and with the steering hampered the crew ran wide on the following corner – hitting a bank in the process. With the crew ok following the accident, the car would sadly go no further and the giant-killing run was prematurely over for another year.
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