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Full speed ahead at Partspeed

Partspeed's Scooby
Partspeed taking on the big boys in the Welsh Rally.
We've taken a look at Partspeed's very impressive auto recycling operation previously. Now, David Goodlife plans to take on the Wales Rally in November.

David tells us that entry has been confirmed for David Goodliffe of Partspeed Ltd as driver and Rhodri Hancock as Navigator in the National section of Wales Rally GB, which takes place between November 12th to 15th.

David's car is a Subaru Impreza 1999 Turbo that has been prepared at Partspeed with the help of Staff. There's a lot involved to get a car ready for this type of challenge and build of the car began way back in January. Completion should be next week, just in time for testing prior to the event.

David is naturally looking forward to the challenge. He told atfPro, "We are all very exited, if not a little apprehensive at the forthcoming event, a great deal of preparation has gone in to the car".

The 2015 Wales Rally GB route includes 19 competitive stages. Day one takes on the mighty Hafren followed by the infamous Sweet Lamb and Myherin stages. Then a return iconic Great Orme stages, the family friendly RallyFest at Chirk Castle on Saturday, and two stages, Aberhirnant and Dyfnant, run in darkness on Saturday evening. The Ceremonial Start is in Llandudno with regroups in Newtown on Friday and Llandudno on Sunday, and the Ceremonial Finish at Deeside Service Park on Sunday. If you fancy taking a look, then full details are available on the Wales Rally GB website.
Business expansion planned as well
Partspeed, as a company is also at full throttle with a planned expansion and substantial investment that will be going ahead towards the end of the year. Partspeed is one of those forward thinking companies, always keen to push the boundaries. We look forward reporting on its expansion when ready. In the meantime, we wish David luck in the Rally.

October 2015

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