After a long but consistent day, Emma Gilmour finished a credible fifth in the Handy Rentals Hamilton Rally Waitomo, in the King Country, yesterday.
She and co-driver Anthony McLoughlin brought the Vantage Windows and Doors Suzuki Swift AP4 home without any major issues over the six-stages - five of which were more than 30km long.
A tired but happy Emma, described contesting the 207km event as a “massive day.”
“We did about two hours, 16 minutes of competitive driving on really challenging, busy stages,” she says.
“The Suzuki ran very well and I’m pleased we had a good, consistent event and ended up with a top five result.”
This penultimate round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship fuelled by Gull and driven by Dunlop, featured a monster final 45km stage, so there was no let-up for Emma at the end of the day.
“I am happy to be building momentum for the end of the season and I have some things to work on so we can have a really good final round in Tauranga," she says.
The championship moves to its final round Rally New Zealand over the November 25 to 26 weekend.
Emma would like to thank her sponsors Suzuki NZ, Vantage Windows & Doors, Gilmour Motors Suzuki, Koba Batteries, Rothbury Insurance Brokers, PPG Paint, Castrol, Dunlop, Hella, Vortex Racewear, Uniform NZ, Provident, Interislander, NGK Spark Plugs, Custom Signs, Modena Race Gears, Pure Sports Nutrition and Webdesign for supporting the team.
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