Campbell looks for strong Wairarapa result
- 26th April 2012, 9:18am
Phil Campbell is looking to take a full haul of points when round two of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, powered by Brother, gets underway with Rally Wairarapa this weekend.
Tauranga’s Campbell, along with co-driver Venita Fabbro, had a tough start to the opening round of the championship, Rally Wairarapa, when an electrical problem caused the car to drop into limp mode multiple times each stage. Despite the issues, the 25-year old still secured second place in the Group N two-wheel drive class and a strong haul of points towards the championship.
Since Whangarei, the Campbell Rally Sport crew have been hard at work tracing the electrical issue back to a faulty fuel pump and now with the problem sorted, the Lett’s Buildings Ford Fiesta ST has had a shakedown run at a recent rallysprint and is ready to tackle the flowing stages of the Wairarapa.
Last year, Campbell had a strong opening day as he swapped leading stage times all day. While in a position to challenge for the lead on day two, the car became stuck in fourth gear and he was forced to cruise to the end to secure points.
“I’m really looking forward to Wairarapa, especially after the speed we had their last year,” says Campbell. “Whangarei was really frustrating but we had a good run last weekend so the car is good to go.”
After an autograph session on Friday night, Saturday sees the real action get underway with 129km of special stages including Te Parae road, which will be the ‘power stage’ for the event. Day two sees a further 110km of special stages before the finish at the Solway Park resort just after 3.30pm.
Press Release by BB Media
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