Scott Pedder and Jon Mortimer have taken the honours in round one of the 2010 Australian Rally Championship, Rally Tasmania, in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX,.  The pair finished well clear of reigning champion, Simon Evans, in a Subaru Impreza WRX.

Pedder wasn't expected to win the event, but his tyres lasted better than some of his rivals and he was able to celebrate a 49.9 second win.

Three-time champion, Simon Evans, was fast and consistent over all of the rally's 19 stages and picked up a good points haul in his Subaru.

In third place was another Victorian team, Justin Dowel and Matt Lee, giving them their first ever podium finish at a national level. Scott Pedder’s brother, Mark, was fourth in another Lancer, while Queenslander Ryan Smart took fifth in his Toyota Corolla.

Final (Provisional) Results Rally Tasmania  - Australian Rally Championship round one:

1. Scott Pedder / Jon Mortimer, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX, 1h43m56.1s
2. Simon Evans / Sue Evans, Subaru Impreza WRX, +49.9s
3. Justin Dowel / Matt Lee, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX, +3m03.0s
4. Mark Pedder / Catherine Smallbone, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX, +4m23.5s
5. Ryan Smart / Rebecca Smart, Toyota Corolla Sportivo, +5m29.2s

ARC pointscore after Round 1 (provisional)

1. Scott Pedder 81
2. Simon Evans 64
3. Justin Dowel 52
4. Eli Evans 50
5. Mark Pedder 45
6. Ryan Smart 40
=7. Glen Raymond 34
=7. Steven Shepheard 34
9. Charlie Drake 33
10. Bruce Fullerton 24

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