Dowel eighth after ARC opener
- 15th February 2009, 7:48pm
â€œOnce we get on to the gravel at the next event in Canberra, weâ€™re confident that we can be a lot closer to the leading teams and push for a podium finish.â€
Over the final dayâ€™s six stages, the Activ RallySport Lancer Evo IX performed well. A small drop in power was fixed by adjusting the water spray onto the turbo intercooler, and Dowel was able to push hard to the finish.
â€œWeâ€™ve had our problems this weekend, but weâ€™ve finished with a straight car, and that makes the preparation in the lead up to the next event in Canberra so much easier,â€ co-driver Matt Lee said.
â€œJustin drove well, and the team did an awesome job repairing the car during the weekend. It all bodes well for the rest of the season.â€
The second round of the Australian Rally Championship is the Rally of Canberra, to be held in the nationâ€™s capital on March 7 and 8.
Rally Tasmania â€“ final results
1. Neal Bates / Coral Taylor, Toyota Corolla S2000, â€¨1h39m22.1s
Pic: Joel Strickland
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