Columbus, OH, June 25th 2009: Rally America’s latest event (STPR) Super Production class podium finishers, will team up to compete as Team USA at the upcoming Corona Rally Mexico – Rally of Nations. Moro and Wiktorczyk will both drive Group N Subarus against world rally stars like Didier Auriol and Harri Rovanperra.
The Corona Rally Mexico will be held in Guanajuato from July 9th till 12th, under a completely innovative format called “Rally of Nations,” where a large number of rallying stars will convene for this unique competition that will take place in the same facilities and along the same route that have hosted the World Rally Championship for five years now.
One of the highlights of this innovative rally is its scoring system, whereby points are tallied for each driver individually, as well as by country. At the end of each day, the points are posted on a scoreboard, so the time difference does not matter. The scoreboard sets the opening positions for the following day and so on, until the awards ceremony on Sunday, where extraordinary prize purses will be awarded per driver and per country.
Ole Holter will be navigating for Patrick Moro of Columbus OH, while Martin Brady will make a long commute from Dublin Ireland to guest co-drive for Piotr Wiktorczyk. Both teams competing regularly at Rally America National Series in Super Production class, will prepare their vehicles to be complaint with FIA Group N specs.
Driver of car one Patrick Moro commented, “We are truly honored to be able to represent United States at this prestigious rally event and go against all these great rally drivers. A great opportunity was presented to us and we were very glad to accept it. To see all those guys in Group N cars, all under equal terms is just amazing and we can’t wait for the start of the first stage.”
Team mate Piotr Wiktorczyk adds, “I’m so excited to be invited to compete in Rally of Nations and be a part of “TEAM USA”. Even thou the news of having this opportunity came in last minute and we are still far from being ready, we will do our best to put in a good effort. With PPD Motorsport preparing a Group N car to be at the FIA standards, it’ll be a challenge, but I know they’ll make it happen. Now, I just have to find my passport!”
For more information about the event go to http://www.rallyofnations.com/
For more information about the team go to www.PPDMotorsport.com
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This post was written by mattox3 on July 3, 2009