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.”

With the first round plans set in stone, Mick has also confirmed a firm commitment to the remaining four rounds of the Championship, including the teams home Round, The National Capital Rally, International Rally of Queensland, Scouts Rally SA and the World Rally Championship Round in Coffs Harbour.

“Our corporate partners Repco and Penrite Oils see involvement in the ECB ARC as a key string in their bows and as a team we have committed to the entire 2015 Championship,” commented Patton.

However the question remaining on everyone’s lips is will Mick continue down the four-wheel drive path or revert back to his front-wheel drive VW Polo?

“We have a number of options available at this point. We’re committed to the Championship but will wait until after WA to make any solid decisions around which car to enter in the remaining rounds,” he added.

You can read the full interview on Rally.com.au

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