Driver’s fury after rally car stolen from Chepstow
10:40am Thursday 14th February 2013 in News
A RALLY driver has spoken of his disappointment after his £65,000 car was stolen hours before he was due to join a Forest of Dean motorsport competition.
Andy Hockridge, 37, was hoping to take part in the Wyedean Rally with his Citroen C2 on Saturday, but it was taken from Chepstow racecourse.
Police recovered the car in Newport on Monday after an anonymous tip-off.
Mr Hockridge came second in the UK Citroen Racing Cup the year he bought the 160mph rally car in 2009.
Mr Hockridge, of Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales, said: “We’re gutted we were not able to compete and we’re extremely annoyed.
“We’re waiting to see how much damage has been doneand we’ll go fromthere.”
Mr Hockridge is hoping to participate in the Malcolm Wilson Rally in Scotland with the Citroen on March 2.
He and his co-pilot, Aled Edwards, 22, are part of a four-car team run by Geoff Jones Motorsport, whose team-mate, Neville Jones, won the Welsh Clubman Championship rally in 2010.
Police said yesterday that no arrests had been made.