Born: 21th April 1970
Resides: Brighton, East Sussex
Marital status: Single
Occupation: Professional Rally Co-Driver
Andrew started co-driving in 1993, following a rapid rise through the ranks of navigational rallies. He finished his first year co-driving winning the Paul Watkins award for the best young co-driver on his home international, the Manx. The following year, Andrew joined the ranks of the Peugeot Challenge, co-driving for Mark Blair - a partnership that continued until Mark moved into circuit racing.
Andrew teamed up with Justin Dale at the end of the 1995 season and the pair immediately formed a formidable partnership. In their first full year together, they won four of the six rounds of the British Junior Championship, winning outright the Peugeot Challenge along the way.
Andrew joined Peugeot Sport as a works co-driver for the 1996 RAC Rally. He remained with Peugeot and tackled both the 1997 and 1998 British Championships with Justin - initially in a Peugeot 306 S16 and latterly in the Peugeot 106 Maxi.
At Peugeot, Andrew has further increased his experience, moving from an amateur to professional co-driver and competing on selected events with other leading drivers. He has also extended his role within the team to include taking on the responsibility of co-ordinating their 1999 British Championship campaign.
In 1999, Andrew continued to co-drive for Justin Dale and Peugeot Sport in the Peugeot 106 Maxi. Together they won 5 out of the 6 rounds of the championship, easily winning the Ferodo Super 1600 category in the British Championship. They finished the year with a career-best 6th overall on the Manx International Rally.
After winning the championship, Justin and Andrew retained their drive with Peugeot for 2000. This year, Peugeot Sport UK have increased their commitment to the British Rally Championship, running two 106 Super GTi's in the Ferodo Super 1600 category.
2001 was an unusual year, with foot and mouth disease causing the British Championship to be cancelled. A new championship was formed - Formula Rally. Winning 3 events outright, Justin and Andrew were initially pronounced the winners, only to lose the title after a controvertial appeal. At the end of the year, Andrew finished 13th overall on Rally GB - the British round of the World Rally Championship - with Alister Ginley.
For 2002, Andrew was back alongside Justin Dale in the British Championship in a new car - the Peugeot 206 XS Super 1600. They won four rounds to take the British Super 1600 title for a second time and finished 2nd in the overall British Championship. Finished the year as a full factory driver for Mitsubishi on Rally GB
Moving beyond the British Championship, Andrew took Group N honours on a Middle East Championship round with Justin Dale in a Subaru, and won a round of the Swedish Championship with Justin in a Hyundai Accent WRC. They then went on to compete as a Hyundai-supported driver on several rounds of the World Championship. they also completed the official reconnaissance for the majority of the World Championship events.
In 2004, Andrew was back in the British Rally Championship - codriving for front-running driver Paul Bird in a Ford Focus WRC. Additionally, he competed with a number of other drivers in the UK and abroad.
Andrew teamed up with HPM Motorsport driver and twice National Rally Champion Marcus Dodd at the start of the 2005 season to tackle the ANCRO National championship in a Hyundai Accent WRC. They won the Mutiny Rally outright, but several retirement thwarted the championship hopes. Also Andrew was reunited with Justin Dale in an M-Sport programme to develop the Ford Fiesta Super 1600. This programme culminated in a number of international outings, including Rallye Catalunya, the Spanish round of the World Rally Championship.
For 2006, Justin and Andrew were back in the British Rally Championship, campaigning an Autosport Technology supported Renault Clio. Although the car runs in near-standard specification, Justin was able to put in a number of trademark giant-killing performances against much more powerful cars.
Andrew also retained his seat alongside Marcus. Despite winning two events outright and alway being one of the fastest teams, a series of mechanical retirements again denied them the ANCRO championship title.
In 2007, Andrew continued to co-drive for Marcus Dodd. The pair dominated the MSA Gravel Championship, winning several rounds outright on route to claiming the championship with one round still to go.
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