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Dave Hopwood & Paul Grattidge

Jan 09,2006 by Julian Grattidge

Regular visitors to The Tour of Mull will be familiar with this immaculate un-arched Escort RS2000. Never a crew to shy from the challenge; Dave and Paul can usually be seen attacking the stages across the island roads flat-out! The crew have set some impressive stage times during recent years and are always a big hit with the spectators. The Teams best result on Mull to date is 9th O/A in 2005, after which the crew also received the ‘Best Entertainer’ award.

Driver · Dave Hopwood

Dave has been competing in rallying on and off for the last 17 years with a mixture of cars and crews, and since partnering with Paul in 2000 has had some impressive results on Mull, with the best finish to date 9th Overall and 2nd in Class on the 2005 event. Dave works for Allied Bakeries and any spare time he has is spent looking for that next "Tweak" on the rally car.

 

Navigator · Paul Grattidge

Paul started competing in road rallies in 1998 before moving on to stage rallies in 2000. Currently enjoying the challenge of Mull, in particular the pace notes. Paul currently works for Siemens in the Electronics Industry.

 

Car · Escort MK II RS2000

Engine: 2000cc Pinto, Forged Pistons, Full Race Head, Kent RL32 Cam, Twin 50 DCOE-SP. Transmission: 4 Speed TranX, Baby Atlas, 5 Linked. Suspension: Bilstine Fully Adjustable. Brakes: 4 Pot Alloy Fronts, 2 Pot rears.

Team website

http://www.team-autotec.co.uk/

Sponsorship Opportunities

Exciting corporate/private sponsorship opportunities are available for crew and car. Interested parties can request a sponsorship prospectus via the team website.

Current Sponsors

Current Sponsors

The Team would like to thank the following companies for their continued support;

 

Autotec - Importers of Japanese cars, 4x4's and spares, who can also provide servicing, mechanical, paint & body and insurance work on all imported Japanese cars & 4x4's.

http://www.japcarspares.co.uk/

 

Indespension - Provide trailers to buy or hire for any application, tow bars and spares from manufactures such as Blue Line, Challenger and Brian James trailers. http://www.indespension.co.uk/

 

Millers Oils - The UK's leading independent lubricant and process oil manufacturers supplying the truck, engineering, automotive, retail and export markets with our extensive range of supreme quality products and services.

http://www.millersoils.net/index2.html

Do you compete on Mull?

Contact: webmaster@tourofmull.co.uk for a FREE Team webpage.



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