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"Bring on the final round and bring on the trophy."

University of Bolton engineering student, Georgia Shiels, competed in the 7th and 8th round of the British Rallycross Championship at Pembrey this weekend, taking home 5th place on both days.

Shiels' weekend began with mechanical difficulties as unresolved steering issues from the previous round continued to take their toll on the young driver.
"I wasn't going to let the steering problem stop me again. I pushed through the physical pain as the steering became heavier and heavier after every heat." Georgia said. "I'm strong and I worked around it but ultimately, I lost time through the corners which meant I couldn't achieve the podium place I aimed for."
Georgia's first double-header event brought mud and torrential rain on the Sunday - a new experience for Georgia. After, arguably, her best weekend of the season setting times as high as third fastest in qualifying, Shiels' final didn't go to plan as she suffered contact with another buggy in the first corner, costing her vital time.
"I was gunning for a podium position so I was gutted to suffer contact on the first corner but that's all part of rallycross and I'm very happy with my performance over the day as I raced in the most difficult conditions I have ever experienced. It was also so cool to compete against World Rallycross driver Andreas Bakkerud. To be directly battling with a world driver proves the fast pace in this championship. Bring on the final round and bring on the trophy."

Georgia's next event will be at Croft Race Circuit on the 21st October. This is the final round of the British Rallycross Championship 2017. Georgia is currently 4th overall in the RX150 Championship standings.


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