QIT Motorsport to support O’Brien Rallysport
- 19th February 2010, 9:01am
Students of the SQIT Motorsport course will for the first time be involved in rallying with previous hands on experience with circuit racing, drags and drifting being the prominant exposure to motorsport for previous students. The course offers training and education for students to give them the necessary skill set to gain employment in the motorsport industry.
The students will be responsible for the maintanence and preperation of the car before after and during events. The initiative was the brain child of O'Brien Rallysport Mechanic Bob Bingham who teaches at the SQIT campus in Warwick. 2010 will see the Team take part in the Qld Rally Championship and Qld Clubman Series with the first round of both championships commencing at the Jimna Rally in April.
"The team has welcomed the extra support while at the same time exposing new motorsport enthusiasts to rallying is just the perfect fit," according to team manager Phil O'Brien.
The team will be looking for a bit of good luck in 2010 after a disasterous event at Rally Qld last year when a two minute penalty and sheered wheel nuts cost the team two class wins and any chance of State (P6) honours.
With the car's braking problems being sorted, pace with reliability will be the teams goal.
P6 is a great class for drivers to step across from 2 wheel drive classes and try the 4wd experience. The cars are generally very reliable, relatively affordable to buy / run and not much slower than alot of the P5 cars.
O'Brien Rallysport team is made possible by friends, family and now the SQIT students.
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