Challenging 2017 QRC year anticipated for Subaru team
- 28th March 2017, 10:23pm
A tough year is expected, but an MRF Tyres Queensland Rally Championship podium for the RallyCars.com.au Racing Team shouldn’t be out of the question.
Making up the team are the driver and navigator combo of Melinda Bergmann and Larisa (Larry) Biggar, who have had two solid QRC seasons together. Between them they have 35+ years of motorsport experience to draw upon.
In the 2016 QRC, they secured fifth and fourth outright results in the last two rounds of the championship, so it's no surprise that they're aiming for a podium in 2017.
Their car is a 1992 Subaru Liberty RS, stickered up with an ode to Colin McRae, and can look rather out-of-place beside the newer Evos and WRXs on the Queensland rally scene. It's been expertly prepared at their north Brisbane base, with great assistance from the boys at GT Auto Garage at Springwood.
The first round of the 2017 MRF Tyres QRC is the SR Automotive Manumbar Rally this Saturday. The event will start and have a service in the town of Nanango for the earlier stages, then head to Manumbar for more stages in that region.
It's a well subscribed event with almost 42 entries confirmed. Competition in Queensland is growing at a fantastic rate for all levels, and so does the quality. Both Mel and Larry enjoy the fight and swapping stage times with fellow teams.
"We've been having some stellar battles with Todd Webster and Ryan Preston lately. It pushes, motivates and extracts the best out of us. Plus it's a great story to share at the end of the day," the pair stated.
They are working hard to find that 1% that can get them on the podium and spraying the champagne ... or whatever beverage it is that's at the end of a rally.
- Team release
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