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TEAM NEWS: The Repco Rally Team confirm 2015 ARC Campaign

Source: Rally.com.au

Repco Rally Team Principal Mick Patton has recently revealed on rally.com.au that for the opening Round of the season, the Quit Forest Rally he will pilot a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X as he looks to maximize the amount of fun from his rallyingin 2015.

“Shipping a car and team to the first Round in Western Australia is always a large undertaking so when the option to drive a WA based car appeared it quickly became the obvious choice,” said Mick.

Mick and co-driver Bernie Webb will pilot the Evo X prepared by Perth based Race Torque Engineering, similar to that driven by Mark Pedder during last year’s Asia Pacific Rally Championship.

Patton said, “it would be exciting to drive the Mitsubishi in WA but it would also be his first time rallying that brand of car.”

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ARC Round 4 – Wrap up

The team made the long drive across Victoria and NSW to the Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills for the ever exciting and very fast Scouts Rally SA which was round 4 of the ARC.

The team had made few changes since Queensland and during testing on Wednesday just a few days prior to the start of the rally disaster struck, after a difficult day the team made the hard decision to withdraw from the event. With a sticking throttle caused by a leaking dump pipe the team thought it was best to be safe, fix the problem under controlled conditions as opposed to risking it happening again during the event on a live stage. The team worked hard to repair the issue, however after a short drive the issue returned. The car returned to Canberra early and the crew have already started work on fixing the issue.

Mick said “It’s a big disappointment for us, as we haven’t missed an ARC event since we started 3 years ago. Thanks to all that helped and we will be back ready for Rally Australia.”

Update: After removing the exhaust the team found the turbo flange was warped, most likely from the dump pipe cracking at the previous round in Queensland. The new turbo, dump pipe and throttle cable have been re fitted and the team is off to Wakefield Park next week for a full day of testing. The car and team will be ready to go for Rally Australia in the coming weeks.

Mick said “We cannot wait till September 8th for a run on the roads around Coffs Harbour.”

Make sure you check back here for updated information on the team from the testing session at Wakefield as well as the lead up to Rally Australia.