No Peugeot for 2013 ARC for Coppin
- 12th October 2012, 9:36am
Canberra rally driver, Adrian Coppin, will not be driving the John Mills-owned Peugeot 207 R3t in next year’s Australian Rally Championship because he has been unable to secure the sponsorship needed to field the car.
Coppin and co-driver, Tim Batten, are currently fourth in the outright 2WD category, second in the Privateers Cup and third in the International Cup.
“Unfortunately I have been unable to secure the funding needed to run the Peugeot next year. We tried really hard with some big name businesses but unfortunately it didn’t come together,” Coppin said. “In terms of next year, I am still unsure about my campaign but I have a couple of options on the table that I am weighing up at the moment.”
After driving the Peugeot 207 over the famous Sweet Lamb complex in Wales last month, Coppin was happy with the Peugeot.
“I was really impressed with the performance of the car and still think it showed enough potential to indicate that with some development for our conditions that it can be a front runner in next year’s Championship,” he said. “But I don’t have the money so that’s the end of the dream."
Coppin is seriously entertaining the idea of competing in a couple of rounds of the British Rally Championship next year. “It would be fantastic to go and do some BRC events and we are already in talks with a few key people to make it happen and are close to an announcement,” he added.
Coppin would like to thank his sponsors for 2012: Inklab Design Studio, Landscape Direct, Penrite Oil Company, Shannons Insurance (ACT), and Total Traction Services and acknowledges the team’s support of DevilArk.
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