Mee to miss Canberra

McM Rallysport’s Stephen Mee won’t take part in next month’s RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship (ARC) season opener after being involved in a major training accident.

During a routine 40km bike ride, Mee made heavy contact with the door of a parked vehicle, which had been opened by its driver as Mee was riding past.

Being flung onto the road as a result of the contact, Mee sustained damage to his wrist and left arm and wrote off his bike, before being taken to hospital by attending paramedics.

Despite being released from hospital just 12 hours later, his injuries will prevent him from entering the Netier National Capital Rally, which is just over a month away, while there is doubt over the remainder of the season as the South Australian assesses his treatment plan.

It’s been a while since Mee was able to run in the ARC with the 2017 ARC2 2WD Champion last competing in the 2019 Adelaide Hills Rally where he managed a class runner-up finish.

The ARC’s opening round, the Netier National Capital Rally takes place in Canberra on 26-28 March.