Raymond commits to 2007 ARC and beyond
- 15th March 2007, 4:14pm
The Raymond Partners Accountants Rally Team (RPART)has gone against the current Australian Rally Championship trends by announcing a two car team for 2007.
Whilst many teams are consolidating their 2007 ARC programs, Raymond Partners Accountants Rally Team has expanded their 2007 program by committing its lead car, crewed by Glen and Matthew Raymond, to every round of the ARC, as well as committing last year’s Subaru Legacy to compete in selected ARC events and all Victorian Rally Championship events.
The development vehicle will be crewed by Stephen Raymond and his accomplished co-driving wife, Melissa.
When asked why the team has committed heavily to the ARC and VRC, team owner Roy Raymond said they had faith in the direction they were heading in.
" Our goal has always been to run a competitive and sustainable program. ARC organisers, promoters and our sponsors have given us no end of help and support in our first ARC season, and this is how we repay that support by showing the rallying community in Australia and overseas that we see a great future for our team in the ARC and VRC.
“When Glen and Matt achieve the results we and their peers know they are capable of, and when opportunities for them arise outside of our team, Stephen and Melissa will be pushing to fill our lead car position in future ARC campaigns. We see the VRC as an outstanding competition for them to prepare for the ARC," Roy Raymond added.
When pushed to reveal details of any "outside opportunities", Roy would only say that the team had ideas they were trying to bring to fruition, but any comment would be premature and detract focus from this year’s championship program.
All of last year’s sponsors have reinvested in the Raymond Partners Accountants Rally Team program for 2007.
These include: Bendigo Bank, Raymond Partners Accountants, JNJ Electrical Contractors, Quality Site Welding, Albroys Subaru Vic. Mammi Motors, Vic Parts and Michelin Motorsport Tyres.
In addition, the team welcomes Japanese Wholesale Spares on board for 2007. Japanese Wholesale Spares is a WA-based company who specialise in shipment of Japanese performance parts Australia-wide for most popular brands, and will provide the access to quality WRX, Liberty and STI parts and advice the team requires.
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