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2017 Australian Rally Champion, Nathan Quinn, has his eyes firmly set on a return to the top level of the sport in 2020. The recent Alpine Rally winner has been absent from the top level of the sport since his historic title win, but could return for up to three events next year. Quinn is trying to put together a deal to lease either Innate Motorsport's AP4-spec Peugeot 208 or Shamrock Motorsport's G4 Ford Fiesta Proto.

Nathan Quinn will test Adrian Coppin's Peugeot 308 in Canberra in February.

"We are looking at doing up to three events, but honestly, it’s going to come down to how many tyres I sell through my business," Quinn revealed to RallySport Magazine.
"I can confirm I will be at the ARC test day in early February and I will be driving both cars.
"I will then decide on which car I will use to run at Coffs and potentially Canberra. "It's not just about speed and power but like buying a car, I’m looking for the creature comforts. "The goal is a shot at the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, considering Australia has the shootout event.
"How hard can it be? It's only got some bloke called Hayden Paddon doing it too," he joked.
His program could involve the APRC qualifying rounds in Tasmania and Victoria, as well as the final in his home town of Coffs Harbour. Quinn and co-driver, Ray Winwood-Smith dominated the classic rally scene in Australia this year, winning the AMSAG title, the East Coast Classic Rally Series, and the arduous Alpine Rally against a top class field. The Coffs Harbour business owner is also close to locking in a deal to contest April's Otago Classic Rally, although it won't be in his Mazda RX2.

Quinn drove Richie Dalton's Ford Fiesta Proto in an NZRC round in 2017. Photo: Geoff Ridder

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