MOTORSPORT: Barnes-stormer

Ian Barnes in the Wyedean Forest Rally

Ian Barnes in the Wyedean Forest Rally

First published in Sport

Ian Barnes completed his return to the sport by finishing third in class at the Wyedean Forest Rally.

Driving the Bicester Major Motorsport’s historic MK1 Escort, Swindon-based Barnes began tentatively in his first rally for six months.

But that plan was abandoned as he and co-driver Melanie Holmes charged up the field to finish 15th overall.

“The car felt the best it has ever been,” said Barnes.

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