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Father and son, Peter and James Dimmock, both took the wheel of their Ford Fiesta in last weekend's Blue Range Rallysprint near Canberra, but their chances of a top five finish ended embarrassingly. The experienced Peter had been setting competitive times in the new car – an R2 spec Ford Fiesta built in Canberra by Peter Taylor, but with all the 'good bits' from M-Sport, including a sequential gearbox. Unfortunately, the car ran out of fuel on early in the day, despite the fuel gauge reading 'quarter full'. It was disappointing for both Peter and James, but the car showed its potential.
Twenty-four year old James is returning to the driver's seat after a big crash during the 2019 Monaro Stages Rally.
The former motorbike racer barrel-rolled his Datsun 1600 and had to be helicoptered to hospital, but he has since recovered. He'll run the Fiesta in 2021, while Peter plans to step up a four-wheel drive car, provided current plans fall into place. The Dimmock name has been a constant in the Canberra rally scene for many years, with Peter perhaps best known for his exploits in a Datsun 260Z. The Blue Range Rallysprint was won by Neal Bates in his Toyota Celica. Read our event report HERE.

The Dimmock Ford Fiesta R2 showed great potential before running out of fuel. Photo: Peter Norton

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