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Teams quit WA rally in respect for Brock

08/09/2006 11:12:51 PM Comments (0)

The three manufacturer teams in the Targa West road rally - Subaru, Mitsubishi Ralliart and Mini - have withdrawn from the event as a mark of respect to Peter Brock.

Racing legend Brock was killed when his car hit a tree while competing in the rally near Perth.

Subaru was fielding an Impreza WRX driven by home-town rally ace Dean Herridge with former detective Bill Hayes as co-driver.

Mitsubishi Ralliart had entered an Evolution IX Lancer driven by Sydney yachtsman and car racer Warwick Rooklyn with Linda Long, also of Sydney, as his co-driver.

Two Mini Coopers were in the field too.

Channel 7 personality Grant Denyer was driving one with Australian champion co-driver Dale Moscatt, while motoring journalist Mike Sinclair was driving the other with Justin Hunt as co-driver.

The Subaru and Mitsubishi were the fastest cars in the 4.9km prologue to decide the starting order for the 85-car field.

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