Mccor­mack makes Aus­tralia rally bow

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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.

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