Heartbreak for Smart at Rally Victoria
- 14th November 2011, 9:01am
“I’m absolutely shattered,” Ryan said, clearly devastated before the final stage of the rally.
“After working so hard the whole year and having the pace, we are just so disappointed. A positive thing is that we have shown that we DO have pace, and it was great to be able to get some stage wins over Simon Evans today. It obviously wasn’t meant to be ours this year.”
The Smart Motorsport Corolla lost drive on the right front wheel in SS13 New Turkey 2, the second last forest stage of the event.
“We’re not sure what the problem is yet, it could be the driveshaft or the wheel bearing, we’ll get the car apart and work it out,” said Smart Motorsport mechanic Ray Smart.
“All we can say is well done to Justin and Matt, they have been here all season and have had their fair share of problems. Congratulations to them and their team, they worked hard for this win,” Ryan and John commented.
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