Victorian & West Australian Rally Championship Co-Driver, Tracey Dewhurst has been given an opportunity of a lifetime announcing her intentions to compete in 2016 Arctic Lapland Rally held from 28-30th January in Finland.
Tracey will join a 4 car team for the event, entered by Makela Auto Tuning Pty Ltd, with Tracey joining Dominique Savignoni in their Group N Subaru WRX STI to call the notes.
“Dominque is an experienced Driver but an even more accomplished Co Driver, He has competed at Many WRC events throughout Europe, his most recent driver, Francois Delecour. I plan to learn a lot from him hopefully.”
Since attending The Arctic Lapland Rally in 2014, The event and the Finnish rally community made an impact on Tracey. It has since been an event set as one to do in the future.
“In December I was contacted and offered a chance to compete this time. It was an opportunity Im defiantley not about to say no to!. You don't get these kind of chances everyday & Im very excited and nervous at the same time, but thats a good thing!, Id rather be nervous than complacent going into an event like this” explains Tracey
“This chance to compete possibly extends from my last visit. I quickly stepped in to assist another driver at the last minute to do Recce due to his Co driver becoming ill, it went smoothly and I didn't get anyone lost so I guess that was noticed ” jokes Tracey
“ The challenge of competing in such a different environment and conditions to what I am used to, is what has drawn me to this rally. It is winter in Finland, so the majority of this event will be held in Twilight and darkness and some extreme temperatures. My West Australian State rallying will come in handy here with pacenoted stages in the dark”
Held in and surrounding Rovaniemi, Finland the Arctic Lapland Rally is the only international event of its kind to use solely ice and snow-covered roads, with temperatures between -20 to -35 are The Ultimate in Conditions,with the Arctic landscape, temperatures, plenty of ice and snow and a suitably challenging track, making this one of the most demanding events on the calendar. in Finland Rally Championship.
The event will be held for the 51st time on Rovaniemi's wild terrain. The Arctic Lapland Rally is Round one of the Finnish rally Championship, and the longest of all 6 events in the year long competition.
To hear more about this unique rally experience, follow Arctic Lapland Rally & Rally Tv on Facebook who will be covering the event. Or visit www.Arcticrally.fi