Elfyn Evans

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Elfyn Evans
2014 Rallye Deutschland by 2eight DSC2587.jpg
Evans in 2014
Personal information
Nationality Wales Welsh
Born (1988-12-28) December 28, 1988 (age 25)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 2007–Present
Teams M-Sport Ford
Rallies 23
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums 0
Stage wins 1
Total points 101
First rally 2007 Wales Rally GB
Last updated on: 27 August 2014.

Elfyn Rhys Evans (born 28 December 1988 in Dolgellau) is a Welsh rally driver who competes in the World Rally Championship.

Biography[edit]

The son of former WRC and Ford driver Gwyndaf Evans, he is sponsored by the family Ford motor dealership in Dolgellau, first established by his great-grandfather in Dinas Mawddwy, renamed to Gwyndaf Evans Motors in 1983.[1]

From 2007,[2] Evans has driven a Group N production car class, Ford Fiesta in the Ford Fiesta Sporting Trophy, an event in 2008 he currently jointly leads. In 2007 he competed in Rally GB in Wales.[3]

His career took a massive leap forward when he won the FIA WRC Academy title in 2012, together with the R2 title on the British Rally Championship and the UK Fiesta Sport Trophy.

Career[edit]

In 2010 Evans won the British Junior Rally championship and was the winner of the UK Ford Fiesta Trophy series, also he won the Pirelli Star Driver Shoot-out after two days of tests and assessments at the Sweet Lamb rally complex in his native Wales, with a prize of a fully funded season in a Pirelli-backed Group N Subaru Impreza run by the championship-winning TEG Sport team — a prize worth in excess of £200,000.

In 2012, Evans secured the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) Academy title, the R2 title in the British Rally Championship (BRC) and the UK Fiesta Sport Trophy. In addition, he won the end-of-year FST International Shootout and so in 2013 he will contest a programme of WRC events in a 4WD car - his prize for winning the WRC Academy - as well as enjoy a year working at M-Sport, helping to develop a range of rally cars for the WRC and other championships.

His 2013 season began with the first round of the Australian Rally Championship, the National Rally in Canberra, on which he retired early on the first day. He then drove a Fiesta RRC on the WRC Rally of Portugal, retiring with a transmission problem before starting the final day under Rally 2 regulations. To his surprise, he was then asked to compete on the Rally Italy in Sardinia in a Ford Fiesta World Rally Car after Nasser Al-Attiyah was forced to withdraw because of commitments in Qatar. Despite having never competed on the event before, using Nasser's co-driver, competing in a WRC car for the first time and with no pre-event testing, Evans finished sixth.

Evans switched to M-Sport for the 2014 season to drive a Ford Fiesta WRC as the teammate of veteran Mikko Hirvonen. His best results have been fourth at Mexico and Germany.

Career results[edit]

WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos. Points
2007 Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta ST MON SWE NOR MEX POR ARG ITA GRE FIN GER NZL ESP FRA JPN IRE GBR
42
NC 0
2011 Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta R2 SWE MEX POR JOR ITA ARG GRE FIN
Ret
GER AUS FRA
16
ESP GBR
Ret
NC 0
2013 Qatar M-Sport Ford Fiesta RRC MON SWE MEX POR
23
ARG GRE 12th 20
Ford Fiesta RS WRC ITA
6
Ford Fiesta R5 FIN
Ret
GER
6
AUS FRA
11
ESP
Ret
GBR
8
2014 M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS WRC MON
6
SWE
Ret
MEX
4
POR
22
ARG
7
ITA
5
POL
35
FIN
7
GER
4
AUS
8
FRA
6
ESP
14
GBR
5
8th 81

WRC Academy Results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pos. Points
2012 Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta R2 POR
7
GRE
1
FIN
1
GER
1
FRA
1
ESP
3
1st 144

WRC 2 results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos. Points
2013 Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RRC MON SWE MEX POR
8
ARG GRE ITA 7th 65
Ford Fiesta R5 FIN
Ret
GER
2
AUS FRA
2
ESP
Ret
GBR
1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About GEM", Gwyndaf Evans Motors
  2. ^ "Rally champion's son takes wheel". BBC Wales. 3 March 2007. Retrieved 17 June 2008. 
  3. ^ FSTUK: Q&A: Elfyn Evans – EXCLUSIVE. | Rally UK Features

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