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ARC News: Patton cements 2015 plans after success at the QUIT Forest Rally

The official Australian Rally Championship website has spoken to Mick about his recent victory at the first round of the championship, the QUIT Forest Rally, they spoke about the switch from running your own car to driving a prepared car from someone else, as well as his focus for the rest of the year.

“It was an absolutely amazing weekend, I had a smile on my face from start to finish!” said an ecstatic Patton after claiming victory in the Australian 4WD category in Western Australia.

You can read the full interview here.

Be sure to check out our recent QUIT Forest Rally Gallery, as well as our Facebook page.

Team News: Heat 1 done and dusted

The Repco Rally Team has successfully completed Heat 1 of the QUIT Forest Rally, after a few less than favourable experiences in the previous years the team was excited to be moving in to the Sunday of competition.

The team currently sits in 2nd overall in the 4WD Classification of the ARC, just 16sec behind 1st place Markovic or WA.

We asked Mick how his day went in particular how he managed to keep a clean line when many teams around him were dropping like flies.

After a full day of competitive driving in the car how does it feel to be sitting in 2nd overall in the 4WD classification?
Coming 2nd is awesome, some bad luck to others but our times were really good.

Quite a few of your competitors were experiencing difficulties today did you have any problems?
No problems today, race torque guys were awesome.

How does it feel in the new car after a full day in the forest?
Really good, having the 2WD experience behind me has really helped.

You are only 16sec behind Markovic in the 4Wd section will you be pushing for the win tomorrow?
Heat 2 started well tonight finishing in 2nd behind Justin Dowell, tomorrow’s plan is todo the same as today, keep it clean and stay out of trouble, if we do that we will be extremely happy.

Quite a few competitors mentioned that Sunday was the more difficult heat, having driven the stages previously do you agree and if so why?
All stages are similar I find, slippery and fun.

With just 8 stages remaining tomorrow will be an exciting day, stay tuned to our website and facebook page for updates during the rally.