Following a heavy crash at Shannons Rally Launceston, White Wolf Racing have today confirmed their plans for the remainder of the year.
The team were eager to return to the RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship, but unfortunately due to the significant repairs required on their Ford Fiesta R5, the decision has been made to end their 2022 campaign.
“After a full review of the car and lengthy discussion with our head mechanic and M-Sport performance, the repairs required will take time and component manufacture from M-Sport in Europe with the current environment we are unable to source the required components in the foreseeable months,” the post read.
“We have explored all options to see the guys back on the stages in 2022 and unfortunately there is no viable car options in Australia at the moment that would be competitively on par with our R5.
“Given all of this combined, our 2022 Australian Rally Championship season has come to a close, our results and every kms in the seat have taught Tom Clarke immensely and we look forward to taking the 2023 season with 110% commitment to improve on what we started this year.”
The team are hopeful of competing in a number of state events in a Datsun Stanza to keep their rallying skills up to scratch, with a return to the ARC in 2023.
The next round of the RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship, Accent Benchtops Rally Queensland, takes place later this month in Queensland.