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The Brindabella Motorsport Club’s two-day Giro d’Inverno Rally was a great success with 62 entries running over 14 stages and 204km competitive.

Tim and Emma Borough (Mazda RX2) only ran the Friday night (leg 1) as they had prior commitments for Saturday. Their rally was almost over at about 1km into the first stage when Tim overshot a hard left turn and had a small altercation with a log, resulting in a dent to the front of the car.

The Terraphone also decided to pack it in, which meant Emma had to shout the calls. Most of the time, Tim guessed what the call was and drove it as he could see it, which did see some interesting driving, resulting in a couple more excursions into the scenery.

The rest of the night was filled with lots of sideways action, plenty of flames out the exhaust and lots of laughs. At the end of it all Tim and Emma finished 19th and second in class, so it was a top result.

The other QWRX team members weren’t so lucky. Blake and Amy Stevens (Honda Civic)  broke a rear rim in stage one, which cost them a lot of time. The car was also having handling problems, so Blake took it pretty easy, as the roads were quite rough, finishing 29th outright.

Langdon Patrick and Josh Thow in their Impreza WRX had an unfortunate time when Josh got very car sick. Langdon took it easy for the rest of the night until stage 5 when the gearbox didn’t want to play anymore. That was the end of their event.

Mike Behnke and Brett Southwell had a pretty good run overall, suffering only with problems on Friday night with an engine misfire and a flat tyre. They finished a with respectable 26th outright.

The next event for the QWRC team will be the “Snap On” Rally on the September 2. This event will be run from the Uriarra settlement and should be great fun.  

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