Toyota World Rally Championship driver Elfyn Evans is the latest name to be announced for the McRae Rally Challenge at Knockhill this summer.
The WRC title runner-up of the past two seasons will drive a collection of ‘classic Toyotas’ from over the years at the event which celebrates the life of the late Colin McRae.
“It’s a shame that there is no WRC round in Great Britain this year, so instead I am really excited to attend the McRae Challenge weekend, which will be a great festival for all the fans,” Evans said.
Evans will be joined at the Scottish circuit by father and 1996 British Rally champion Gwyndaf Evans.
Evans Sr will take part in the competitive element of the weekend aboard a Ford Escort Mk2, while also getting back into his works MG ZR for the ‘parade of champions’.
“I am thrilled to be invited to take part in the event,” said the elder Evans.
“I am really looking forward to meeting all my old friends from the rally world and I’m being reunited with my works MG ZR for the parade of champions which will be fun too.”
Knockhill’s director of events, Stuart Gray, said the participation of a current WRC driver in Elfyn and his esteemed father Gwyndaf will help draw even more spectators to the event, which takes place on the opening weekend of July.
“The addition of both Elfyn and Gwyndaf is a real highlight of what is already a special event,” Gray said.
“To have Elfyn, a current WRC star, take time out to come to Knockhill is fantastic as he is coming straight from a test in Estonia to come to Knockhill.
“On the Sunday, he will no doubt be cheering on his dad as Gwyndaf throws his Mk2 Escort around the Knockhill rally stages and a huge thanks to Red Bull for helping to make this happen.”
The McRae Rally Challenge falls just one week after Elfyn will be competing on Safari Rally Kenya and two weeks before Rally Estonia.