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The BEMW Rally Team Results
2009 Currently Leading the AMSAG 2WD Modern Rally Championship 2008 AASA 2WD Modern Rally Champions 2008 AMSAG Modern 2WD Championship 2nd Outright 2007 Forster Great Lakes Rally 2WD Outright Champions 2006 2WD(over 2 Litre) Class NSW State Rally Champions
Bathurst Rally WIns First in Class and takes 5th outright!
Driver Mark Callinan and Co-driver Matt Wilson took theirSydney Wide European Autos, Penrite Oil and Sonax sponsored BMW 325i to fifth outright and 1st in the Modern Two Wheel Drive class in the Bathurst RSL Club Rally over 235km of competitive driving through the Sunny Corner State Forest on the 16th and 17th of May.
Forty-nine rally cars, consisting of modern 4WD Subaru WRXs and Mitsubishi Lancers, Classic (pre-1990) 2WDs and Modern 2WDs, lined up for the start on Saturday morning in overcast, cold and drizzly conditions. Seeded car number ten, the BEMW team got off to a good start. However, after setting fifth fastest time on the first stage, they missed a left turn halfway through the 17km second stage, consequently losing almost two minutes and finishing the stage in 41st position. Mark and Matt then set about fighting their way back up the field and managed to finish the day in 8th position.
Sunday dawned a clear blue sky, and with 74kms of competitive driving remaining over three stages, the pressure was on to make up a few more positions. With fourth outright in their sights, the BMW pair managed to reel in three more cars to finish fifth.
The team now has until mid-September to prepare for the next round of the AMSAG Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series, The Cowra Services Club Rally. First item on the agenda is replacing the front bar, which, as the photos clearly show, took the brunt of the yumps and bumps of the last event. Expect to see the car back in presentation form in time for the next rally.
Anyone interested can view some video footage of the BEMW Rally team in action on Youtube - just search for 'BEMW Rally Team' or check out the website at www.bemwrally.com.
Once again Mark, Matt and the BEMW Rally Team would like to thank the businesses that support the team and ask that where possible you support them. You can click on their names to link to their websites: