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Coffs Coast rally driver Nathan Quinn is set to embark on his 2012 international rRally programme next month at the third round of the AAM Malaysian Rally Championship (MRC) in Johor Baru, July 13-15.

This great opportunity has been made available to Nathan through the alliance of Soueast Motor Kumho Team owner Fan Fan and the Malaysian based GSR Repsol Air Asia Team.

Team owner Mr Gunaseelan Rajoo has made arrangements to have Nathan drive one of the team's Evo 9 Lancers to hopefully help take out the MRC event for the team, currently trailing the lead in the Malaysian Rally Championship.

“It is another fantastic opportunity for me, and I am really looking forward to giving the team the result they need. I met some of Mr Guna’s team in last year’s Asia Pacific Rally Championship and so I am looking forward to working with them during July to achieve their goals,” Quinn said.

Teaming up with Mr Guna himself, the team will also include China’s Soueast Motor Kumho Team’s Fan Fan.  Another new addition for Nathan will be Malaysian based co-driver Nicole Gill who won the previous round of the MRC with Karamjit Singh in a GSR Repsol Air Asia Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.

It is sure to be a tough event for Nathan, the 28 million strong country will boast temperatures of up to 30 degrees C at 95% humidity one moment, and torrential rain the next.

“Training for the event is going to be tough. I won’t have driven competitively since China in November last year and I am led to believe temperatures in the cars get over 60 degrees. With winter at home it is sure to be a shock to the system, but I am really pumped to get there.”

The rally starts Friday the 13th with a 2.5km spectator stage adjacent to the Angsana Ceremonial Area followed by over 200 competitive kilometers in the Johor Baru Oil Plantations Saturday and Sunday.

To keep up with Nathan's progress, follow the Coffs Coast Rally Team Page on Facebook, or at www.malaysianrally.com
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