Be a Rally mechanic with WD-40

Win a chance to be part of the team at the Wales Rally GB

Published:  27 April, 2015

WD-40 has launched a competition for a technician to become part of The Sun/WD-40 rally team when it takes on the WRC in the Welsh forests in November.

The 'Be My Mechanic' competition offers one lucky mechanic the chance to join the team's support crew at the Wales Rally GB, when Rob Gill - The Sun's Motoring Editor - will line up against the works teams from VW, Citroen and Hyundai in his Ford Fiesta R5 WRC2.

Applicants can enter the competition as many times as they want.  The videos will be judged on how user-friendly or off-the-wall the tip for using WD-40 is; the time taken to undertake the wheel change; technique used for carrying out the tip or wheel change and how the mechanic comes across on camera.  Entries are open now and will close on the 1st June 2015.

The best ten videos will be chosen, with all short-listed receiving a year's supply of WD-40 Multi-Use Product. Four finalists will then be invited to attend a live final held at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday 26th June. Here the finalists will be asked to carry out a number of rally-related maintenance tasks against the clock.

David Whittome, Head of Marketing UK and Benelux at WD-40 Company, said: "One of the toughest events in the WRC calendar, Wales Rally GB is a test for both driver and machine! We are looking for someone that can work as part of our team to support Rob and our Fiesta R5 across the finish line on the 16th November.

"The support crew is a vital part of the team and an opportunity of a lifetime awaits the winner of this competition. The winner will spend the four days working with our professional motorsport team experiencing everything they do during the event."

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