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Factory Ford rally driver, Michael Guest, competed in the Toyota Rally of South Australia last weekend, despite allegedly having his civil driving licence suspended in the week leading up to the rally.

According to a report in today's Adelaide Advertiser, Guest was allowed to compete in the rally after CAMS changed its ruling on drivers competing without a civil driving licence on the eve of the rally.

“The New South Welshman lost his licence for speeding,” The Advertiser reported. “When Australian Rally Championship officials were informed of the situation, the wording in the rule book was altered.

“CAMS changed its rules more than 10 years ago whereby a competitor who lost his civil driving licence could still race on roads closed to the public.

“In an oversight by rally officials, its rule book was not changed in line with CAMS. But that situation was rectified last week.”

Indeed CAMS did make a speedy change to the rules. After a teleconference on August 16, the rules were changed, allowing Guest to start the rally two days later, on August 18.

The amended bulletin appears on the CAMS website.

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