Western Australian co-drivers were heavily represented in the East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championships (ARC) last weekend, with Bill Hayes, Ben Searcy and Daymon Nicoli all competing in the International Rally of Queensland round.
The stages of the Queensland round are notorious with competitors as being one of the most challenging, and it didn’t disappoint with sweeping, rough roads and adverse weather conditions keeping competitors on their toes.
With a successful championship start in the previous two rounds, Molly Taylor and co-driver Bill Hayes were leading the championship point score, but a weekend of mechanical problems including gearbox and radiator issues, saw their Renault Clio cross the finish line in third with a margin of 9 minutes 12.
“We didn’t have the best weekend, although we managed to come away with some good points. We’ve lost the lead in the championship but we’re still well and truly in touch,” said Hayes. Read more....