Rally / 19 November 2012

1-2 for Honda in the Bosch ARC Two-Wheel Drive Championship

The Honda Jazz of Mark Pedder and Claire Ryan secured second outright two-wheel drive in the 2012 Bosch Australian Rally Championship at this weekend?s Rally Victoria. 

The win makes it 1-2 for Honda and Evans Motorsport, with teammates Eli Evans and Glen Weston securing first place in the two-wheel drive championship at the previous round of the Bosch ARC in Coffs Harbour. 

?Second for the weekend and second for the championship is a fantastic result,? said Pedder. ?The team, Honda and the cars have been fantastic.?

The Rally Victoria started with Heat One on Friday, where Pedder and Ryan come out on top. This secured them second outright for the two-wheel drive category. Heat Two also saw the duo place well all day however they missed out on the heat win by one point, pipped by teammates Evans and Weston. 

Ryan said; ?I feel wonderful for winning second in the championship but a little disappointed we missed out on the win of the event by one point. That?s rallying and these things happen. If anyone had to beat us, I?m glad it was Eli and Glen.?

Evans and Weston again demonstrated their consistency and focus, winning yet another rally to cap off what has been an amazing year.

?I?m a bit shocked I guess, to win this rally was a surprise,? said Evans. ?I honestly didn?t think it was possible to win it, as we had a flat tyre early on. But we stuck to our plan, played with a few things early and tried to drive as fast as we could. Consistency is the winning formula.?