At the completion of heat 1 of the Quit Forest Rally in the forests of Western Australia, Nathan and Les Chivers are right on the tail of heat 1 winner Crocker and Michael Guest in the only other Maverick. Co-driver Les Chivers says they have been keeping up with the sizzling pace through the various stages – the longest one measuring 28 kilometres,
“We finished the first day with cleans runs and no hassles. We are pretty happy with our overall performance. It’s very slippery out there. The second stage had to be cancelled because a few rally teams came to grief.”
Heat 2 on Sunday comprises eight competitive stages with the infamous loose ball bearing surfaces which have caused several teams over the years to retire early.