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As seen in Monmouthshire Beacon: MONMOUTH based competitive motorcyclist, Vanessa Ruck, has recently announced she’s getting two new wheels as she enters the world of rally.
Also known as The Girl on a Bike has signed a partnership with Bowler Motors as an official works driver for the 2023 UK rally series. In this new venture, she will be racing the formidable Big Boy, a 2.0 300PS turbocharged Defender 90 rally car, while also driving a custom-built and impressively designed Defender 110 Fast Road for her everyday travel.
Despite being a newcomer to car racing, Vanessa’s extensive experience as an established motorcycle rider caught the attention of Bowler Motors. The company offers a comprehensive and all-encom-passing customer program for. aspiring rally drivers, which includes unwavering support and top-notch training throughout the entire process, from obtaining a license to finding a skilled navigator.
Bowler, a specialised divi-sion of Land Rover, focuses on transforming the iconic Defender into a high-perfor-mance rally car. capable of tackling the toughest terrains. The modifications made to the vehicle include upgrading safety, strength, and suspension features, installing a robust roll cage, and providing advanced navigation equipment.
The Vanessa explains: “The Defender is an aggressive all-terrain vehicle able to take on just about anything a driver throws at it To cater to those wanting to start rally driving, Bowler created the unique Defender Rally Series. Vanessa enthusiastically signed up for the program, which expertly guided her through the process from obtaining her rally driving licence to off-road practice at the renowned Land Rover Experience Centre.
Vanessa firmly believes her background in motorcycle rally racing helped her seamlessly transition to car rally racing, as she has developed a keen ability to read terrain.
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