Quinn’s Alpine Rally win proves the cream rises to the top
- 2nd December 2019, 10:57am
It paid off in spades.Of all the contenders, he was the one with the most miles under his belt, the driver who was most at one with his car and, as it turned out, the one most able to withstand the challenges of everything the Alpine Rally car throw at you. And didn't it throw everything at them! Bushfires, bone dry stages with thick dust, then drenching rain that made the stages a quagmire and forced an early finish to the event. It had it all.
Remarkably, the specification of Quinn's Mazda RX2 is almost identical to the similar car that his father, Martin, ran successfully in the 1980s."We started the project with the specification that dad's car ran, then moved in all directions to try and improve things," Quinn said after the Alpine. "We have updated suspension and things like that, but no matter what we tried, we kept coming back to the specs that Dad was running in the 80s. "The car has been fantastic and a joy to drive." Sometimes in rallying, there's nothing new under the sun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w73iF5KlVL8&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1C_pOPD1lqHFIkAVG1FR3EEeDAtD3M2ifuFDfTolmn8WqIijiS4oRV5h4
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