Rising rallying star Ruairí Bell and the burgeoning Inspira Rally Team entertained hundreds of thousands of fans over the four-day Goodwood Festival of Speed in Southern England – the annual event widely regarded as one of the world’s must-visit motor sport attractions – and claimed overall victory on the gravel rally stage.
Joining some of the most famous motor sport names on the planet by participating in the event, Bell and the Inspira Rally Team campaigned it’s Skoda Fabia Rally2, fresh off the back of two strong appearances in the 2022 British Rally Championship on tarmac, ahead of the third round of the series, the Nicky Grist Stages, which takes place on gravel next month.
Using the event to not only give Bell more seat time in the four-wheel-drive rally machine, along with increasing exposure of the team’s partners and their objectives to a huge audience, the Goodwood Festival of Speed represented another Carbon Neutral event for the team, successfully offset by the work of Climate Positive.
Fastest on each day of the event in both the Contemporary Rally Cars category and overall, Bell claimed outright victory in the Sunday shoot-out to conclude a brilliant weekend for the Inspira Rally Team.
Bell and the team return to action for the Nicky Grist Stages in Mid Wales on July 9
Ruairí Bell, Inspira Rally Team Driver:
“The rally stage at Goodwood was really good, very slippery with a big jump and lots of technical sections which was a good place to have a shoot-out against some very stiff opposition. We won the stage every day, and the event overall. While this is outside of our championship commitments, the Festival of Speed is such a prestigious event, it’s great for me and for the whole team to have done so well here. It was a very positive weekend in general, with lots of interest from the fans and a fantastic atmosphere.
It was great to have guests from our partners Climate Positive and BVNK in the car, we can’t wait to do more of that in the future. The team were flawless all weekend and it’s a privilege to be working with such passionate and hardworking people. Max Freeman, Chris Timmins, Chris Rowe and Axel Grassi-Havnen are fundamental in the success of this team. We’re on a high going into the Nicky Grist Stages in a couple of weeks, where we’re excited to get our British Rally Championship campaign back up and running, especially with the stages being on gravel.”