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ARC Rally NEWS: Patton Attributes Success To Clear Focus

The official Australian Rally Championship website recently interviewed Mick on his new found success and two from two wins in the Championship.

Having self-prepared and run his own cars previously, including the past two seasons at the wheel of a front drive Volkswagen Polo, Patton made the decision this season to have the experienced Race Torque operation take care of things both between and on rallies. And it’s a decision, he says, that’s transformed his mindset.

“I don’t even worry about things, the cars good and ready to go,” explained Patton of his fresh approach this year. “I know I have a great team behind me, a truck full of spares if required, and it means I can worry about the important stuff as a driver like getting out there and focusing on the stages.”

“It’s made a huge difference! In the past I’d probably spend the night before a rally working on the car and hoping it’s right for tomorrow. Where as now I can work with Bernie (Webb, co-driver) on the pace notes and watching incar footage of the stages ahead.”

“I just love the Evo X, and I love working with Race Torque, it’s a winning combination. It’s the best decision I ever made with my rallying!” Mick added.

You can read the rest of the article on the Australian Rally Championship Website.

Be sure to check back over the next week as the team countdowns to the International Rally of Queensland.

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The Heat was on at the QUIT Forest Rally

The bad luck continues, the team has come under fire, literally

After a successful start at the Trade Hire Busselton Super Special Stage on Friday night, Mick and Bernie were excited going in to the forest stages of Heat 1, however disaster struck, on the second stage of the day Ferndale an apparent electrical fire caused major damage resulting in the teams forced withdrawal from the remainder of the event.

Below is the video of the incident.

Below are also just a few photos from the first two stages.

The result was a major disappointment for the team, however they did manage to get out on stage and watch their rivals tear through the forests, Mick even managed to grab our team photographers camera, lets just say we dont think Michael has much to worry about :).

The team now has a long break before the next round of the championship where they head to Queensland for the International Rally of Queensland.

Power Stage and Heat 1 Super Special Stage complete

The team had a successful day today, beginning with the Power Stage in the morning where Mick and Bernie finished in 5th place.

This evening all teams began Heat 1 with 2 runs of the Busselton Super Special Stage, after 2 runs the team finished in 6th position just 9sec back from leader Scott Pedder.

Tomorrow teams head to the forest surround Nannup, follow the team on here for all our news.

QUIT Forest Rally – Testing dusted

Testing for the QUIT Forest Rally has now been and gone, the team spent the morning just outside Nannup putting the VW Polo through its paces.

Tomorrow the team heads out for a full day of recce then Friday morning the team heads back in to Busselton for the official start and ARC Power Stage before heading back to Nannup for the weekend stages.

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