Thompson keen to turn it on at home
- 5th June 2009, 12:07pm
Northlandâ€™s Kingsley Thompson is keen to impress his hometown supporters at this weekends NAC International Rally of Whangarei.
Heading into round 3 of the New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) the Team Dilusi driver is counting on his local knowledge and a growing level of confidence in the team's new Mitsubishi Evo X to post a good result and score some much needed Championship points.
Having suffered some minor teething issues with the car in the first two rounds, Thompson and co-driver Richard Ellis believe theyâ€™re now on track to start pushing harder, climbing back into the championship standings.
â€œThe roads up here are some of the most exciting in the country,â€ says Thompson. â€œTheyâ€™re very fast and flowing and should make for some great action over the weekend.â€
Only recently reserved for the elite drivers of the World Rally Championship the team is relishing the opportunity to show their supporters how theyâ€™ll fare against the countryâ€™s top rallying talent.
And as part of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, the NAC International Rally of Whangarei will also see a host of oversees competitors amongst the field.
Covering over 280km of special stages, the event gets underway with a ceremonial start at the Cameron Street Mall from 5:30pm on Friday and finishes at 3pm on Sunday at the Quayside Town Basin. For more information check out www.rallywhangarei.co.nz
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