Weir Rallying UK return triumphant 11 Jun 2018


The Weir Rallying UK team, backed by HJ Weir’s family of brands, has returned from Sol Rally Barbados 2018 with trophies.

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Photographer Tremaine Clarke shot by 14K 

They won 3rd in class (Historic 2) and 3rd overall Historic. A total of 91 teams took part, 41 of these from overseas and 55 finished.

Weir Rallying UK is newly formed Welsh rallying team made up of a very experienced and popular group, Team Principal Rob Weir (Father)

Co-driver Ross Weir (son) and Driver Rallying champion Dave Jenkins (Dave Jenkins Motorsport). The team recently attended CleanEx 2018 to talk about their experiences and showcase their newly branded car.

The team is backed by the Weir family of brands with HJ Weir Engineering, the British manufacturer and exporter of large commercial and industrial laundry machines. HJ Weir is based in Chepstow in South Wales and has won multiple awards recently for excellence. WeCoTec UK a newly formed company that sells world class washer-extractors to commercial and industrial laundries across the UK via Milnor USA also co-sponsor the team.

Weir Rallying UK competed with a complete re-brand and brand new car build main mechanical components being Ford Escort Mark11. Engine 2-litre BDG, coupled with five-speed ZF gearbox coupled Atlas axle designed and made by Dave Jenkins Motorsport.

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Photographer Tremaine Clarke shot by 14K 

Rob Weir (Team Principal)

“ Considering this was Dave and Ross’ first rally competition together, they gelled really well. Particularly in light of the uncomfortable with conditions heat from the environment, heat from car and fireproof suits with no way to cool down. What pleased me is that Dave said Ross is definitely the best that he’s ever had as a co-driver, which says a lot. The reaction to the car in Barbados blew us all away it was spectacular site to see crowds of people queuing up to see the car and engine and take photos. Howard Davies an ex rallying champion codriver and commentator. Said on the speaker… just listen to that BDG engine roar all that’s missing is the trees in Wales for it to reverberate off. Wow!”

Ross Weir (Co-Driver)

“ What an incredible two weeks, great crew and fantastic result. We are over the moon and it’s a huge thanks to everyone involved. We couldn’t have done it without our sponsors support and are grateful that HJ Weir and WeCoTec UK could back this. We are very excited for what challenges come to us next with both Motorsports and also business growth that keeps going from strength to strength as a British manufacturer and family business with large units in Wales that we will always keep in Wales.”

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From left to right: Dave Jenkins, Rob Weir, Ross Weir

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