Kaitler ready for Rally of Melbourne
- 14th September 2006, 8:47am
Kaitler Motorsport Engineering Rallye Sport are looking to cap off a strong first year of rallying with their debut entry in the NGK Rally of Melbourne.
Since building their 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage Cyborg RS in 2005 from the ground-up, driver Brenton Kaitler has had some strong showings at events ranging from club-level through to ARC level.
After some unlucky DNF’s at the beginning of the season, Kaitler has bounced back to win P2 in the Victorian Rally Championship and recently finished third outright behind two other young guns – Eli Evans and Brendan Reeves – at the Mt Porepunkah Rallysprint, the team's shakedown for Melbourne.
KME RS will be starting 22nd on the road at Rally of Melbourne, behind another Cyborg of Leigh and Ken Garrioch (21st) and in front of a third Cyborg, that of Doug Wright (25th). The three Cyborgs are sure to arouse spectators with their impressive 1600cc 185hp MIVEC engines.
Kaitler is thrilled to have ex-Les Walkden co-driver Ben Searcy with him for the weekend. Ben has recently returned from a huge month of motorsport, consisting of Toyota Rally SA, Rally Japan and Targa West. Searcy will be a valuable addition to KME RS, bringing along a wealth of experience.
This will be the final event for the 8000+ rpm FWD Cyborg, with Kaitler moving to a 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 6 RS for 2007. Once again, ex-works fabricator Steven Kaitler from Kaitler Motorsport Engineering will be building the car to his immaculate standards.
KME RS will be competing in selected ARC and all VRC rounds in 2007, with strong results expected.
To see and hear Kaitler in action, head to the Yarra Valley between September 23-24 . The team will also be on display at New Quay, Docklands next Friday (September 22) before Rally of Melbourne.
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