AN INSIGHT INTO RHYS YATES

Rhys Yates has grown up around the world of motorsport. From two wheels to four, the family interest in the adrenaline fuelled lifestyle has encouraged Rhys to aim for the top in all aspects of his career. In 2017, he is contesting the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship which includes seven all-action rounds across the UK. Driving the impressive Brettex Ford Fiesta R5, Rhys has his sights set high despite being only his second season in the M-Sport built machine.

From an early age, Rhys has always looked to adrenaline to get his kicks.
Over the years his thrill seeking has taken him on to two wheels, water and more recently four wheels.
As a teenager and encouraged by father (and now Brettex team owner/manager) John, Rhys headed onto the circuits across Europe astride a motorbike, riding a 125cc Honda in various Red Bull Rookie events. Rhys then sought to get little more dirty at the weekends and moved into British Motorcross, riding various bikes and classes, starting with a 65cc Kawasaki in the youth British championships moving up the ranks and bikes to a 250cc Kawasaki in the British Championship.

2014 saw him move into the drivers seat of a Suzuki Swift and at the age of 17, contested his first stage rally. Along with bother James, Rhys soon developed a passion for the sport and he upgraded to a Ford Fiesta R2 to tackle the BTRDA and MSA English Championships. He duly won both in 2015.
The arrival of the new look British Rally Championship in 2016 meant Rhys would contest the series behind the wheel of the latest M-Sport Ford Fiesta R5 and after a string of top stage times, finished his inaugural season in 10th spot.

Now, in 2017 Rhys returns to the series and aims for the top...

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