Long haul to Otago Rally for Team Dilusi
The 2010 Rally Season
for Kerikeri based Team Dilusi begins this weekend and anticipation is
high as ‘Lucy’ (the car) is in its final stages of preparation.
Kingsley Thompson, co-driver Malcolm Peden and the crew have been
working hard over the past months getting the 2009 Mitsubishi Evolution X
ready with some new modifications and upgrades such as bigger brakes
and the new ‘dogbox’. Upgrading from the standard gearbox will allow
Thompson to change gears without using the clutch.
improve our stage times and every second counts” says Thompson.
has experienced more improvements than any of her road-going
counterparts and with Dunlop Tyres and Repco supporting the team this
year, Dilusi are looking forward to improving on their well- placed 5th
finish in their 2009 rookie season.
“Now the car has been
upgraded to the equivalent specifications of other top qualifying Group N
cars, Kingsley and I are looking forward to the challenge of pushing
the limits and ultimately finding success” says Peden.
would like to extend a huge thanks to ‘Choice’ at Ralliart for the
rebuild of the engine, which saw the car out testing Easter Weekend.
but exhilarating,” explained Kingsley’s sister Kimberley, wide eyed
moments after a successful test run.
With pre season teething
problems out of the way, the team is confident about the year ahead as
this year’s rally calendar will include a round of the World Rally
Championship, sure to be a fantastic event.
A big thank you to
all our local Bay of Island supporters plus our National and
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