Honda turns up the heat for Rally Queensland
- 22nd May 2012, 12:23pm
The G2 Honda Jazz which debuted at the first round of the Bosch ARC this year, have been performing as sharply as predicted. Evans and Weston led by over two minutes in Perth at the Quit Forest Rally, a round Eli considered to be the toughest of the championship.
“The Honda Jazz G2 rally cars have been the talk of the championship this year and are crowd favourites due to their speed, aggressive looks, and the great sound from the high revving Mugen tuned engines,” said co-driver, Glen Weston.
Round three kicks off on the Sunshine Coast, on Friday 25th May, marking the mid-point of the season. Of the possible 172 points on offer from the first two rounds, Evans and Weston have scored an impressive 170.
“Eli and I currently lead the two-wheel drive championship. Mark and Claire are placed fourth in the championship, however all signs point to them improving their position in the outright standings after the International Rally of Queensland,” Weston said.
Mark Pedder has a successful history competing in the International Rally of Queensland, saying; "It's been a tough start to the season trying to learn the new car, but late in Perth I finally started to feel comfortable putting in some more respectable times. Rally Queensland has always been a favourite of mine and I finished second the last two years."
Evans is also eager for the challenge. "The last round in Western Australia featured quite smooth flowing roads that had a very loose surface. The roads in Queensland are completely different. They tend to be quite narrow, tight and cresty, and the road is embedded with lots of rocks. If you put a wheel off the side of the road then there's a good chance that you won't have that wheel anymore!"
The cars have been worked on for the past six weeks by the Evans Motorsport team to ensure that they are in tip top condition for round three.
Rally Queensland, the longest-running state round in the Australian Rally Championships, is taking place on Friday 25th through to Sunday 27th May.
Keep up to date with the action in real time at www.rallylive.com.au, powered by Honda.
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