First and Second in the race, fastest lap of the race and pole position"
While the dynamic Lancer Evolution is known and respected worldwide for its performance in rallies, the weekend result in close to standard trim, reinforces the value-for-money competitive package that the vehicle represents. The two winning vehicles were built and prepared by Team Mitsubishi Ralliart in our Dandenong workshop by the small but dedicated team that also have experience in Gravel and Tarmac rallies.
The two TMR prepared cars qualified on the second row of the grid but took the lead at the drop of the flag, passing the two front row cars before the first turn. Each ran faultlessly all day and the drivers did a great job in maintaining a competitive pace without subjecting the vehicles to unnecessary stress. Neither car was out of the top five for long and each had several turns at leading the event. With just over 30 laps to run, the car of Rod Salmon, Graham Alexander and Damian White took the lead from the sister car of Tony and Klark Quinn and Grant Denyer and secured the chequered flag.
The two TMR EVO9 built and prepared Lancers finished the race 30 seconds apart after 12 hours of racing, claiming first and second place both outright and within Class A. The third outright car (BMW 335 twin turbo) was over 1 lap behind, with the third placing car in Class A being 10 laps behind our leading cars.Third place was a lap behind. The cars were very economical to run, with only the eventual first placed vehicle requiring two front tyres towards the end of the event. Other than that they only needed fuel. At the end of the race, neither had used any oil and, given a brake bleed, could have done another 12 hours.