December 12th saw Ashleigh take on the course at Knockhill. After having an accident on the same course last year, the team were hoping for a good result this time around.
“The rally stage was even more treacherous, very muddy and slippery, with flooding in places creating some additional water splashes.”
Despite the bad weather conditions, stage one went well for Ashleigh and the team, as they took the class lead. This lead was extended by a few seconds per stage, and by lunchtime the team had moved from 16th to 14th position overall.
In the afternoon, the focus became protecting the lead that had been built in the morning. On her blog, Ashleigh said, “The conditions remained difficult, but we managed to maintain our lead and finished the rally first in class and 13th overall, our best finish to date.”
The whole team at Cirrus could not be prouder of what Ashleigh has achieved so far this season. Her determination and passion for the sport is inspiring and along with her natural affinity behind the wheel, is what keeps producing these excellent results. To finish first in class in such challenging conditions is testament to her ability as a driver.
We can’t wait for the next round of the Championship at Brands Hatch in January, where we’re positive that Ashleigh and Jamie will continue their exceptional run of form. Ashleigh and the team head into the Christmas break second in Class B, third in the Michelin Cup and fifth overall in the Championship.