South Australian Guy Tyler has confirmed his desire to contest the 2021 RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Championship (ARC) season, starting with this week’s Netier National Capital Rally.
Tyler’s return to the ARC has been a long time coming with his last round in 2019 where he produced an impressive outright fifth place at the Adelaide Hills Rally – narrowly behind ARC regular Luke Anear.
Having enjoyed a decent run of form since his last ARC appearance at state level, claiming two Motorsport Australia SA Rally Championship (SARC) round wins to finish second last year, Tyler is expected to have a decent crack at Canberra.
Also entered as one of the 17 crews in the White Wolf Constructions ARC Production Cup alongside co-driver Mike Dale, the 2015 SARC champion and was looking forward to his long awaited return to the big leagues.
“We managed to have some fun and success in the South Australian Rally Championship last year, but my desire has always been to compete in the ARC,” Tyler said.
“I’m very lucky to have some amazing supporters who want to achieve some good results on the national stage.
“Our aim for the rally is to go hard and see where we’re at within all the other extremely talented White Wolf Constructions ARC Production Cup guys.”
To mark their return, Tyler and Dale have been hard at work developing their Independent Air Solutions Team Mitsubishi Evo 9 to be more competitive in the ARC.
Part of the work in making it more reliable and drivable for the challenging six-round season has included a new engine and ECU, as well as a few other tricks the team will introduce this weekend.
“At this stage we would like to do all rounds bar Tasmania, but we have to play it round by round,” Tyler added.
“The ARC Production Cup lets you take your best four round scores for your total, so while consistency is key, we can’t afford to waste any chances.”
The opening round of the RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship takes place in Canberra on 9-11 April.