Legal firm Watermans Solicitors has rallied behind rising young racing star Finlay Retson by supporting the Scottish driver’s 2019 season.
Blairgowrie ace Retson is set to take the wheel of a brand, new M-Sport Ford Fiesta R2 for the opening round of the Junior British Rally Championships season tomorrow (Saturday, February 15), The Cambrian Rally in North Wales.
Aged just 18, Retson will be one of the youngest competitors in the series which will see some of the fastest junior drivers in Europe vie for a prize fund worth over 60,000 Euro.
Retson said: “I’m delighted to welcome Watermans Solicitors on board for my 2019 Junior BRC campaign. It’s a privilege to have such a respected brand backing me this season which is undoubtedly the biggest of my career so far. It’s thanks to the support of my backers such as Watermans that I can bring one of the latest M-Sport Ford Fiesta R2 rally cars to the UK and I`m very proud to be sporting their livery this year.”
Scott Whyte, Managing Director of Watermans, said: “Finlay is an ambitious and passionate rally driver and we admire the ingenuity and sheer determination he has already displayed in his young career. As a company which takes pride in supporting up-and-coming sporting talent, we wish Finlay all the very best in his latest assault and look forward to following him throughout the new season.”
Retson will be supported this season by rally star John MacCrone who was previously sponsored by Watermans.
After narrowly missed out on taking the Cadet Cup title last season in an older generation Fiesta, Retson will be using the latest specification Ford direct from the factory in Poland – thanks to the support of his backers.
The rising star is a model of progression in British rallying, competing in the F1000 Scottish Junior series for 14-17-year-olds and taking the title in 2016. Retson then headed into the BTRDA Fiesta ST Trophy, where he took his inaugural win on only his fourth event in the car.
Last season, he progressed into the BRC Cadet Cup for newcomers to the series and despite leading each event contested, could only convert that into a win in Ulster thanks to mechanical woes.
Now, he will make the leap into the hotly contested Junior series which, thanks to M-Sport and Pirelli, offers the chance of a 60,000 Euro prize fund to put towards a full campaign in the 2020 FIA Junior WRC Championship.