AFTER his historic win in last year’s Wales Rally GB, Elfyn Evans will be confident of pulling off another fine home performance in this year’s race, according to Machynlleth rally driver, Osian Pryce.

Pryce will not be on the start line for this year’s rally, as he saves his funds for a tilt at the global rallying circuit next season.

The experienced racer, who has featured in several World Rally Championship events over the years, will however be in the S4C Ralïo+ studio for their coverage of the annual extravaganza.

Pryce, said: “I’ve known Elfyn since I was very young, and we’re good friends. It’s something I’ll never forget to be honest, because I was there as part of the Ralïo+ team.

“Seeing one of my friends win, someone who I know has worked so hard to get to that point, was special. Of course, I’m trying to follow the same path that Elfyn has taken and I just need to keep going and hope that I’ll be where he is in a few years’ time.

“There’s more pressure on him to come back and win the rally again and people will be expecting him to win.

“He’s had a lot of misfortune this season, a lot of which hasn’t been his fault, but it is frustrating because there’s nothing you can do about it.

“He’s been there and done it so that will give him some confidence. He must aim to win it again, but a podium finish would be a good result too.”

Ralïo+ will be showing evening highlights from each day of this year’s rally, from Thursday October 4 to Sunday 7, as well as live coverage of three stages.