Dalton heads south for Rally Australia test
- 15th October 2019, 2:32pm
"The performance of the car was lacking in fifth and sixth gears previously, and the turbo restrictor was really sapping the power of the engine."The new gear ratios should dramatically improve the drivability of the car, and we're hoping for a trouble free run at the Akademos Rally." The rally is a pacenoted event, with reconnaissance on Saturday and the rally on Sunday. Four stages totalling 80 kilometres will be run once in the morning, and then repeated in the afternoon. Dalton and Moscatt's leading challengers in the Akademos will come from young gun Arron Windus, who currently leads the Victorian Rally Championship in a Subaru Impreza WRX. Windus' father, Darren, is also in a Subaru and will be another driver to watch. "Both the Windus boys will be fast, but to be honest it's not the final result we're chasing," Dalton added.
"We need to ensure that the car performs well and that we complete the required testing ahead of Rally Australia."For sure we'll be watching the stage times, but we'll be playing the long game and looking ahead to next month." Dalton finished Rally Australia in a brilliant eighth place in a Skoda Fabia R5 in 2017, but missed last year's rally.
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