August 8, 2003 - The Hella Australia sponsored Australian Rally Championship Team of Simon and Sue Evans will start the Rally of South Australia this weekend as the number one seeded team. This is the first time in 31 year old Simon Evans'...
August 8, 2003 - The Hella Australia sponsored Australian Rally Championship Team of Simon and Sue Evans will start the Rally of South Australia this weekend as the number one seeded team.
This is the first time in 31 year old Simon Evans' career that he has earned the top spot in the Australian Rally Championship rankings. An outstanding achievement for this privateer team who are competing on a shoestring budget in comparison to their factory backed rivals.
Simon and Sue Evans are currently third in the Championship standings after a fierce start to the 2003 Australian Rally Championship. Simon Evans has become the top seed after a selection of his fastest stage times from the last three rallies were averaged and compared to the rest of the field.
"There is no doubt that Simon and Sue Evans are performing brilliantly this season, despite some tough luck and reliability problems. Simon is without a doubt one of the most exciting drivers in the Championship and his hard working team deserve this success. All of us at Hella congratulate the team on earning their number one seed and look forward to watching this translate to another strong result in the forests of South Australia," said Hella Australia Sales and Marketing Manager, Terry Fitzgerald.
For Simon Evans, gaining the number one seed is a fantastic start to the second half of their highly competitive 2003 Australian Rally Championship season.
"Its good for rallying and the Championship that a Privateer can earn the number one seed - it also a true indication of our competitiveness this season. Its been a long hard road to earn the number spot and hopefully with a bit of luck we can turn this into first place in the Championship," Simon Evans said.
Hella Australia is proud to be the major sponsor of Simon and Sue Evans, who make excellent use of the company's premier range of ultra-tough and bright driving lights on their Subaru WRX in the 2003 Australian Rally Championship