Stunning second for Mazda2 in Canberra
- 11th December 2008, 5:16pm
Mazda Australiaâ€™s pocket rocket, the Mazda2 Extreme rally car, has finished second outright and was the fastest two-wheel-drive last weekendâ€™s Rally des Femmes in Canberra.
The annual Rally des Femmes is an all-female driver event held over 87km of gravel forestry roads in the ACTâ€™s Uriarra area divided into seven special stages.
The Mazda2 Extreme was driven to a stunning second-placed finish by female rally star Molly Taylor and co-driven by motoring journalist Samantha Stevens.
Taylor and Stevens also received one of the eventâ€™s Most Improved Crew awards.
Proving that women rally drivers are just as competitive as the men, only three cars in the field failed to finish.
â€œThis little Mazda2 is just amazing as a rally car,â€ said Mazda Motorsport Manager Allan Horsley. â€œIt never ceases to amaze me just how well this car fares against more powerful rally cars.â€
The only car to outperform Taylorâ€™s front-wheel-drive Mazda2 was a highly-modified, four-wheel-drive Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 8 â€“ with the nifty Mazda2 finishing only five seconds adrift.
Pic: Mazda Motorsport
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