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Max McRae will compete in his second ever rally this weekend, when he contests the Forest Rally in Western Australia. The rally is the second round of the WA Championship, using the roads around Harvey Weir and Collie that were once used by a field of top line WRC cars. Despite the COVID-19 situation, the event has still attracted a strong field of competitors. McRae is excited by the prospect of getting behind the wheel again.
“I’m always excited when a rally is coming up, what do you expect?” McRae laughed.
After some impressive times at Round 1 at Bakers Hill, the team have put a lot of work into the Fiesta ST150 to try improve it even more. “We were happy with our times at Bakers Hill, however, reliability let us down. "So we have made some adjustments which will hopefully mean we can get through the event without problems.” The WA roads, renowned for their ball bearing gravel, will provide a good learning experience. “I’m looking forward to the challenge,” McRae said.
“Bakers Hill is basically a glorified test track, which is man made, so getting into a proper forest is going to continue my learning curve.”
The Forest Rally takes place this weekend, with recce on Saturday and the stages being on run on Sunday.

Max McRae is just starting his rallying career, in the footsteps of his dad, Alister. Photo: Jack Passey

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