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A wet and wild weekend of rallying has come to a close in the hills surrounding Adelaide this weekend. Many drivers were caught out by the conditions and all crews were challenged from the very start.
 
Young driver Michael Busby and his co-driver Steve Fisher have had a character building weekend behind the wheel of the Driver Skills Australia sponsored Mazda RX7 rally car in the South Australian round of the Bosch Australian Rally Championship.
 
Early on day one of the three day event the team slid wide and collided with two trees doing significant damage to the car and putting them out of the running for the day.
 
“The conditions were challenging and I misjudged my entry speed, ran wide and clipped tree that then bounced us into another tree. We stopped to check the car and then managed to finish the stage however as the car was fairly damaged we could not continue and had to withdraw to effect some repairs” said driver Busby.
 
The team headed to the REVS Performance Rotary workshop and set about repairing the crinkle cut Mazda.
 
“We have been giving Michael a hand this year with his new Mazda but wasn’t expecting to be panel beating on a Friday night – however the team did an awesome job and made sure the car was safe and ready to go for the rest of the rally” said Jason from REVS Performance Rotary.
 
The team rejoined the rally on Saturday morning and immediately set quick times in the junior championship category and were among the top 5 in the two wheel drive category.
 
After two days of rallying the team had an almost perfect run until on the 2nd last stage the car slid into a pile of logs putting an end to the weekend.
 
The team now have a lot of work to do before they head to the final of the rallyschool.com.au Australian Junior Rally Championship in October at Coffs Harbour.

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