Lancer driver chases ARC success in 2015
- 4th January 2015, 3:14am
After finishing runner up in this year’s Australian 4WD National Rally Series, South Australian Henry Nott is now more determined that ever to be a major force in the New Year.
“I’m definitely going to be back to have another crack!” confirmed Nott when rally.com.au spoke to him last week. “I want to prove I’m not a one-hit wonder.”
Nott didn’t make an appearance in the series until the second half of the year, where he claimed maximum points on his home rally, Scouts Rally SA, before battling technical issues at both Rally Australia and Rally Victoria.
“I want to prove what I can do, that’s important if you want people to take you seriously,” continued Henry. “I think this year I showed I can produce some very fast times, and I want to do that again next year, but also show that I can take wins too.”
Nott is planning a very different calendar in 2015, and is aiming to tackle the Quit Forest Rally for the very first time. “I’ve heard a lot about the event and the roads, and I’m really excited to give it a go. I also think if you can go to WA and do well that tells people a lot about your ability as a driver.”
“Then the plan is most probably to do Canberra as well. From what I’ve seen of the roads I’m sure they will suit me as a driver, and if we can get another good result there then that will really set the season up nicely,” added Nott.
“And then definitely Rally Australia again, I love that event, so going back there is a must for me.”
The Australian 4WD National Rally Series will again be contested over a minimum of three Rounds in 2015, with drivers who contest more than three events dropping their worst scores.
“Being run over three Rounds is a big help as a driver, it really keeps your costs down and means you aren’t getting to the end of the year with a huge bill. I’m confident that next year, after how tight the points were at the final Round, that we’ll have more drivers competing.”
With just under 100 days until the first Round next year Nott is planning a refresh of his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI, but isn’t planning any major updates or overhauls.
“Sure it’s a quick enough car already, but it needs to be driven quick to be quick,” he explained. “At this stage the car will be given a freshen up and then it’ll be ready to go for the first Round!”
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