Edd Cobley to make off-road racing return

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By Louise Creasy

14 May 2021

Edd_Cobley_BCXX_Skippy_2.0 Edd with Skippy 2.0 : credit: © Davanti_tyres

The long-awaited return of this off-road rally legend will see him compete in the British Cross Country Championships in June

Edd will be at the wheel of his new custom-built Defender 110 double cab named Skippy 2.0.

The three-time Land Rover Defender Rally Champion and Hill Rally Championship winner will compete in the four-round national series with Davanti Tyres’ impressive Terratoura A/T tyres.

Edd - one of the faces of Davanti’s Make It Happen campaign - has his sights set on the British Cross Country Championship title.

“I’ve waited a long time for this,” he said. “I’ve built Skippy 2.0 to win titles and that’s my plan, plain and simple.

“Choosing Terratoura A/T tyres made perfect sense. I’ve been working with these tyres for a couple of years now and I know exactly how well they perform no matter how extreme the challenge.

“Every driver knows that tyre choice is critical because they are your sole point of contact. When you are hurtling around a loose, unpredictable off-road rally course at speed you are even more dependent on them. You need full confidence in your tyres to push everything to the limit and, I can honestly say, I trust Terratoura.

“My target is to win the championship. That’s why I have insisted on working with the best engineers and parts suppliers, like Davanti, to get Skippy 2.0 ready for action.”

Davanti ‘s head of sales and marketing, Sean Maddocks, is looking forward to seeing Edd in race action. “When we launched Terratoura A/T as an all-purpose all-terrain tyre we never considered it as a race tyre,” he admitted.

“But Edd has put the tyres through some incredible off-road tests at the East of England Land Rover Experience Centre over the last few years. Recent tests at race pace with Skippy 2.0 have shown Terratoura A/T to be well suited to off-road racing.

“All that remains now is to enjoy watching Edd launch his campaign!”

The revised four-round British Cross Country Championships begin on 12-13 June at Llechwedd Slate Quarry in Snowdonia National Park before moving on to Sweet Lamb in Powys on 17-18 July, Kielder in Northumberland on 25-26 Sept and ending at Walters Arena in Neath on 9-10 Oct.

Fans can catch the action on Frontrunner (Sky Channel 431), Facebook, Youtube and Amazon Prime. Keep up with Edd’s latest adventures at www.davanti-tyres.com/makeithappen and on Davanti’s social channels.

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See Edd and Skippy 2.0 in action at the Billing Off-Road Show on 26-27 June.

 

 

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