Simonsen’s Rallying Career Gets Off To A Great Start
Allan Simonsen didn't put a foot wrong during the four and a half
day Classic Adelaide Rally last week.
Driving the Home Loan Centre Australia Mitsubishi
EVO-9, Simonsen consistently put in times better than both multiple
Targa Tasmania winner Jim Richards and Classic Adelaide specialist
and 2006 winner Rex Broadbent – although he was driving a
more modern vehicle than the rest.
committed to enter three tarmac rallies in 2007 - The Lake Mountain
Sprint, Rally Tasmania and Targa Tasmania.
had a great event,” said Simonsen’s co-driver Ben Searcy.
"It was fantastic to get the chance to work alongside a famous
international driver with so much diversified track experience from
all over the world, and clearly Allan has now got a good grasp of
”Ben and I worked well together and I learnt
some valuable tips and tricks,” said the Dane. “To turn
speeds of 220kph and average speeds of 150kph with a 100 metre drop
on one side and sheer rock ledges on the other you really need to
be on the ball. It 's been a highly exhilarating experience indeed!”
It’s back to dull old race circuits this weekend,
for the final round of the Cue Enduro Sports Car Championship at
Phillip Island, where Allan Simonsen joins regular partner Ted Huglin
in the Consolidated Chemical Company Ferrari 360GT. With a strong
lead in the Championship, he’s looking good for a win and
an early Christmas present.