Rally driver, 23-year-old Alastair Fisher met with Limavady Custom Cruisers at their open night recently.
Those in attendance had the opportunity to get up close and personal with Alastair’s Ford Fiesta R2 with its 1.6 Zetec 16V – 1598 cc – Ti-VCT ; 4 cylinder in line; DOHC; 16 valves; alloy cylinders head and block; variable cam timing in the College workshop.
Alastair who is currently competing in the NWRC Academy series and his navigator Rory Kennedy sparred off each other naturally as they talked about their various rally exploits and also talked about the safety considerations both in the car and in their equipment including demonstrating the new cervical brace to prevent cervical damage in the event of an accident.
Additionally, they talked through how they prepared their pace notes and those in attendance sat enthralled as we had the opportunity to watch some in-car footage from the Donegal rally and to look at the details Donegal 2011 pace notes.
Alastair outlined how he got involved with rally sport, how he juggled his university studies while competing internationally, his mental and physical preparation for rallying, of his successes to date, the support of his sponsors and plans for the future, including his participation in the WRC Academy this year.
Rosemary Savage, Club Secretary thanked Alastair and Rory for taking the time out of their busy schedules to come to the club, commenting on Rory as a example to follow and reminded everyone that the club is about ‘doing it safely’ and motor sport should also be kept for a controlled environment.
The club wishes Alastair well as he competes in the NWRC academy over incoming months.
Further information on can be obtained from the club’s website: facebook.com/limavadycustomcruisers