Australian driver Nathan Quinn has a great opportunity to get his international rally career kick-started again at the Malaysian Rally in Johor Baru July 13-15. Through an alliance with China’ s Soueast Motor Kumho Team owner Fan Fan and the GSR Repsol Air Asia Team owned by Malaysian Gunasaleen Rajoo, Quinn will drive one of the GSR Evo 9 Lancers to help take out the MRC event for the team, currently trailing in the points in the Malaysian Rally Championship.
“It is another fantastic opportunity for me, and I am really looking forward to giving the GSR Repsol Air Asia team the result they need. I met some of Guna’s team in last year’s Asia Pacific Rally Championship and so I am looking forward to working with them during July to achieve their goals,” Quinn said.
The team will include two Mitsuibishi Evo 10s for Guna Rajoo and Fan Fan, while a new addition for Quinn will be Malaysian based co-driver Nicole Gill who won the previous round of the MRC with Karamjit Singh in a GSR Repsol Air Asia Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.
It is sure to be a tough event for the young Australian coming from winter, to a country where the temperatures are over 35 degrees C and 95% humidity one moment, and torrential rain the next.
“Training for the event is going to be tough. I won’t have driven competitively since China in November last year and I am led to believe temperatures in the cars get over 60 degrees. With winter at home it is sure to be a shock to the system, but I am really pumped to get there.”
The rally starts Friday the 13th with a 2.5km spectator stage adjacent to the Angsana Ceremonial Area followed by over 200 competitive kilometers in the Johor Baru Oil Plantations Saturday and Sunday.
To keep up with Nathan’s progress, follow the Coffs Coast Rally Team Page on Facebook, or at www.malaysianrally.com