Alister enters South Africa's bid for the WRC
Mar 10, 2006
Former British Rally Champion Alister McRae and City businessman John Lloyd will both be driving Mitsubishi Evo 8’s, prepared by Neil Allport Motorsport from Auckland, New Zealand on the Zulu Rally based in Durban from 25-27th May.
Zulu Rally South Africa 2006 will be the biggest and best motor rally ever staged in the country. The event, based in Durban and surrounds, is a round of the FIA African Rally and South African National Rally Championships but, more importantly, it doubles as South Africa’s bid for inclusion in the World Rally Championship.
Innovative elements such as a centralised service park at the Durban Exhibition Centre in the heart of Durban, rally villages in the stages, the closing off of a major road in the centre of town to allow spectators a close-up view of the cars, a specially constructed Super Special Stage, and others, will make the event unique in local motorsport.
Lloyd has worked with the Kiwi based team for the past seven years competing in the Asia Pacific and World Rally Championship. McRae has previously competed on the Safari Rally but this will be his first competitive outing in South Africa. Lloyd is no stranger to the African Rally Championship having finished second overall in Namibia and third in the Equator Rally in Kenya.
McRae and Lloyd are both looking forward to the challenges of the stages in the Durban district. It will be a new event for them both and a new country for the Allport Team.
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