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Historic rally victory for Lessian Motors

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Saturday 26th September saw Lessian Motors of Ilkley contest round 8 of the BTRDA Rally Series, the Trackrod Forest Stages Rally.

Consisting of 45 miles of very fast and loose gravel stages set within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Lessian Motors, joint sponsor and provider of car service & preparation, had entered their 2.0 litre Ford Escort RS2000 MkII rally car to run in the highly competitive H2 Historic rally car class, with the car being freshly rebuilt to run in the class for the very first time.

In perfect driving conditions, the rally attracted over 180 rally crews to battle it out in the prime condition gravel tracks north of the picturesque market town of Pickering. After competing over the first 4 stages of the rally, the Lessian Motors/GPM Rally Team was placed second in class, an astonishing position for the crew and car, considering it was their first time out in the H2 category, and were up against some very experienced rally crews. By the end of the last stage, the car’s driver, Graeme Powell of PR & Marketing company GPM, had clawed his way up to first in class, winning by a margin of just over 6 seconds from the second placed car.

“To be honest, I didn’t know where we’d end up in this new class, the playing field is more even in this category with cars more closely matched in handling and performance, and it was the first time we’d competed in it,” said Graeme. “This event was run at a very fast pace and was tough, we’d seen quite a few cars crash out or broken down in the stages. To not only finish the rally, but also achieve first in class was a result I’m very proud. It’s a fitting reward for all the hours that go into the meticulous preparation of the car by Lessian Motors, who also service car on events – a real reflection of their professionalism and commitment.”

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Massive choice of tyres at competitive prices!

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At Lessian Motors, we pride ourselves in delivering a friendly and personal service for all your motoring needs… including a massive choice of tyres.

We can provide and fit any make and type of tyre to suit your vehicle, and all at very competitive prices. So whether you need a direct replacement to original manufacturer specifications, a performance upgrade, or just some friendly advice on when your tyres may need replacing – we’re here to help you.

If required, when purchasing new summer tyres, we will safely store the winter tyres your vehicle may now be wearing – ready for refitting next winter.

Call in anytime for a free visual safety inspection of your tyres. And if you do need replacements tyres, remember, we offer the leading tyre brands at the best prices.

Drive safer, with winter tyres

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snowy car road

To prepare your car for winter driving conditions, all drivers should consider using winter tyres. And that’s particularly so for motorists in our region, where the increased chance of heavy snow and ice can make driving conditions treacherous.

Unlike with normal tyres, winter tyres provide more effective grip on the road during cold and icy conditions – reducing the chance of an accident.

The rubber compound of winter tyres is different to normal tyres, being specifically formulated to work in temperatures below 7 degrees centigrade. With a normal tyre, if the temperature drops below 7 degrees the tyre loses its flexibility and level of grip.

In the cold, ice, and snow, winter tyres provide a level of grip that no normal tyre can match. A vehicle fitted with winter tyres will come to standstill on a snow-covered road (from a speed of 30mph) two full car lengths sooner than a car fitted with with normal tyres!

To get ready for winter, ask us about winter tyre options for your vehicle today.

Call us today on Ilkley 01943 608355.