Nathan Quinn’s Evo9 has been re-built since he wrote it off six months ago.
Nathan Quinn’s Evo9 has been re-built since he wrote it off six months ago. Bruce Thomas

Quinn back, ready for ARC

IT’S taken more than 300 man hours and about $30,000 to repair but finally Nathan Quinn is set to return to the Australian Rally Championship (ARC).

It was six months ago that Quinn completely wrote off his Mitsubishi Evo9 during the Repco Rally Australia but he unveiled the repaired vehicle on Thursday in front of his major sponsors at Allied Air Conditioning, declaring that he can’t wait to get back behind the wheel.

“I was expecting after the accident that I might be a bit tentative but I’ve realised that it was just an accident,” Quinn said.

“I’m personally happy to be back in the driver’s seat and I’m feeling in a really aggressive mood.”

The talented driver, who turned 24 yesterday, admitted that the only original parts left on the remodelled car are the roll cage, the back window and the passenger side door and mirror.

Now it’s off to Perth for the second round of the ARC in a fortnight. The third round is being held in Coffs Harbour in mid-May.

“I personally think we can push for a win in Coffs,” Quinn said.

“Perth is famous for its ball bearing gravel roads that have had the best drivers in the world complaining but Dad (Martin) thinks we can push for a top five finish over there.

“We’ll just have to see how we go.”



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