Glenney returns for Rally Tasmania
- 15th February 2008, 1:38pm
This weekend’s Rally Tasmania will see Steve Glenney ushered back into the sport of tarmac rallying after an absence of almost two years. Glenney's last outing was in the 2006 Targa Tasmania.
“I’m really looking forward to the event,” he commented. “I’ve always liked the Tasmanian roads and I’m looking forward to the new stages”.
Glenney and co-driver Bernie Webb will be competing in an Evo 9 Lancer
entered by Home Loan Centre Australia Racing. The same car was driven to
victory in last year’s Rally Tasmania by Denmark’s Alan Simonsen.
“I’ve driven a couple of Evo Lancers at track days, but have never competed
in one” said Glenney when asked about the upcoming event. “This is a great
opportunity to drive a new car on some familiar stages. I’m thrilled”.
The first opportunity to drive the Home Loan Centre Australia Lancer came at
a test session on Monday at Baskerville Raceway. The full day test saw a
number of gains made with the car’s setup and handling.
“We’ve had a fantastic day!” commented Glenney. “It’s a quick car with a
great setup. The team have been able to tune the suspension to better suit
my driving style and are looking forward to the weekend”.
The Home Loan Centre Australia Racing team start the event seeded second,
behind tarmac rally legend Jim Richards driving a Porsche 911 GT3. Glenney
and Richards have always shared a close rivalry, swapping seconds each
time they’ve come head to head. This trend is sure to continue throughout
Updates and results from the 2008 Rally Tasmania will be available on the
event website: www.rallytasmania.com.au .
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