Rally driver Luke Anear swapped his Ford Fiesta R5 for a Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R last weekend, but it ended badly. Anear was competing in Targa Great Barrier Reef, and had upgraded from his regular tarmac car – a Subaru WRX – to the $360,000 Benz. Anear had been putting the car's 430kW of power and 700Nm of torque to good use, and was lying second in the event, behind Tony Quinn in a Nissan GTR. But, on the second stage of the final day, Anear and co-driver, Andy Sarandis, left the road and crashed into a paddock. The big Mercedes suffered radiator damage and, while they returned to the event later on, they were subsequently out of the running. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTAlhIqR9JE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2I3VsEiGRect7WwAqxWHDr-cqdALZ4JPqLQ9aQa-BUKyuuk7ZpqU_Xi8g

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Peter has been the editor of RallySport Magazine since its inception in 1989, in both printed and online form. He is a long-time competitor, event organiser and official, as well as working in the media. In 2020 he received a Motorsport Australia 'Media Service Award'.
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