Mark and David were not the first in their family to drive competitively. David elaborated, “My grandparents from my mum’s side of the family started competing in 1963, I think. Then my mum started competing.
“My dad was a mechanic, and he started fixing my granddad’s car. That’s how he and my mum got together. They started rallying. I think my dad did his first rally in 1968.”
With that for a family background, it seems a natural progression for Mark and David to compete on four wheels.
“My brother and I raced karts for years against each other, and there were times when we were racing and my dad would be in a go-kart, too.
“Once we all did Manx International [rally]. We’re going back a few years, when my mum and dad were in a rally car together. They won their class, and my brother won his class, and I won my class – all in the same event. So that was quite a big weekend.
“So, obviously, rally is something that’s all in the family. We’ve been doing it a long time.”