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RHYS YATES IN NUMBERS
May 6, 1992. That’s the day the world welcomed Rhys. 27 is the answer.
Forget leaning towers… 45 degrees is the twist (west to east, seen as you’re asking) on Chesterfield’s famous 70-metre crooked spire on the town’s church.
1.6 billion eyeballs enjoyed WRC on the telly last year (that’s 800,000,000 people.
0. That’s how many drivers beat Rhys at Rally van Wervik in 2018.
Once. Rhys has shared a team with six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy once (Gymkhana, 2019).
Another one is the number of British titles in the Yates household (that one belongs to Rhys’ bike racing dad John. Rhys is looking to level that score this season).
60 in 3. (mph in seconds. On gravel. And ice in his Ford Fiesta R5 Mk II).
4th. (best WRC 2 result – Monte Carlo Rally).
Two into four does go, as Rhys showed when he stepped away from two wheels (racing bikes on circuits and motocross) and into rallying. He can still make a bike fly though. Watch the vid.
2013. Rhys’ rally debut.
Twice Rhys has finished fourth (in WRC 2) at Rallye Monte-Carlo.
17 is, on average, the number of bananas Rhys eats during each WRC week.
2015. Rhys is crowned English Rally Champion.
Five times on top of the world. That’s the top team running Rhys’ car – M-Sport World Rally Team.
1536 studs in four tyres kept Rhys’ Ford Fiesta R5 on track in the snow and ice of Rally Sweden.
23 million people live within a two-hour drive of Rhys’ Chesterfield home.
Rhys finished second on his debut driving rallying’s top class car (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) at the Cathedral of Speed (Monza) in 2018.
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