Bates brothers rally for two-pronged ARC assault
- 5th January 2018, 11:15am
“I’m expecting there to once again be some serious competition in the ARC, so at this point you’d be a brave person to pick a winner.”Bates added that he has no plans for anything outside Australia at this stage. “Our current focus is getting the ARC right,” he said. One of Harry’s rivals this year may well be his brother.
After a successful debut in the S2000 Corolla that his father, Neal, won the Australian Rally Championship in, Lewis Bates is excited about what 2018 offers.“I competed in the S2000 car for the first time at Rally Australia and had a successful event,” he said. “I’m still working on finding the necessary sponsorship for the 2018 season, but my goal is to finish in the top five in the ARC.
“If I could sneak in a podium (during the year) I would be very happy.”It means that 2018 will be an incredibly busy year for the Canberra based team, and the chances of seeing Neal Bates back out on the stages in his classic Toyota Celica could be slim.
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