Colleagues set for rally

Alan Matthewson and Darren Padley will take part in the Targa West rally. Picture: Emma Reeves d404359
Alan Matthewson and Darren Padley will take part in the Targa West rally. Picture: Emma Reeves d404359

Alan Matthewson and Darren Padley, Westcoast BMW’s general manager and sales boss respectively, have strong motorsport backgrounds.

Alan (41), who has a mechanical background and 15 years of experience in circuit racing, will drive the pair’s BMW 135i M Sport.

Co-driver Darren (42) has competed in the UK Rally Championship, run his own team in the British Touring Car Championship and is a licensed race instructor. ‘We have spent the past 18 months developing the BMW 135i M Sport to give ourselves the best possible chance of winning,’ Alan said.

‘The car has been competing in the Speed Event Series’