The event in Victoria’s Yarra Ranges National Park was run in mixed conditions over the weekend (May 28-29), with rain, fog, sleet and some snow forcing the downgrading of several stages on Saturday, before conditions became much drier for Sunday. The route was made up of 16 closed road special stages, run from Marysville to Cumberland Junction (on the Warburton/Woods Point Road) as well as up and down the access road between Marysville and the summit of Lake Mountain.
Rob Devenish says finishing a rally is always good, so finishing first is even better.
“We had a good event, aside from a spin on the mountain on Saturday where we knocked the front of the car around a bit,” Devenish said. “My son Daniel made sure the wheels were pointing forward again and after that it was all good. It’s our first time doing an ATRC event and we’re keen to come back for the next one. “We just loved the format and the RaceSolutions team who manage the competition and the safety of the event did a great job. And there are good people competing too – everyone gets on so well. We really enjoyed it.”
Rob used the dominant DUNLOP Direzza 03G rubber for the event, as do most competitive cars.