Mccormack makes Australia rally bow
Irish driver Marty Mccormack made his debut at Rally Australia last week, guiding his Ford Escort Mk2 to sixth place in the Classic Division.
Mccormack would have been fighting for victory on the national status event, which followed the main WRC field, had it not been for a lack of suitable tyres for much of the rally.
“We’ve been running out of rear tyres a lot of the time,” Mccormack said. “The roads have been so abrasive, I didn’t expect that. Apart from that, I’ve had a blast. I’ve got some mates down here and only decided to stick the car on the boat in September. Getting through the long [31-mile Nambucca] stage was fantastic, I really enjoyed that one.”
Aussie rally legend and Classic winner Neal Bates will keep the Escort in Australia, with Mccormack hoping to return down under in the near future.
Mccormack drove Escort in Oz