By Paul Evans
Elfyn Evans will be one of the big stars at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, as a motorsport ‘who’s who’ gather at Lord March’s country estate for the biggest automotive garden party in the world.
Ahead of the Pimm’s and petrol-fueled weekend, Evans spent a couple of days last week tearing around Goodwood in his M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC to create a special video for Red Bull.
Picture the scene – the 29-year old professional rally driver from Dolgellau is stuck in a traffic jam near Goodwood and is running late for the forest stage start. Undeterred, Evans jumps into his 2018-spec rally machine and, guided by co-driver Dan Barritt, powers his way around, and occasionally straight through, hazards and obstacles in an attempt to arrive on time!
“Working on this project with Red Bull was a lot of fun,” said Evans. “The Goodwood Festival of Speed is always a special event, so being able to be a part that of the weekend, as well as bringing something to the party, is really exciting.
“Goodwood is such a stunning location for a car show. Hopefully everyone will be able to appreciate the surrounding countryside as well as understand the sheer scale of the operation to put something like the Festival of Speed on. I can’t wait for the weekend and talk about what people think about the edit.”
The Red Bull video can be seen here.