Record-Breaking Win For Honda And Evans At Scouts Rally S.A.
TULLAMARINE, AUSTRALIA – May 27, 2013: Honda and Evans Motorsport have cemented their place in Australian rally history, beating the great Possum Bourne for the most number of consecutive round wins at Scouts Rally S.A.
“It was one of the best drives I’ve done,” said driver Eli Evans. “It’s definitely a milestone for me.”
Evans and Weston have secured nine straight wins from nine starts in their Honda Jazz. Co-driver Glen Weston is equally proud. “We are very happy to have our names in the record books. It’s a pretty big achievement and it’s going to be a while before someone can better us. I’m pretty proud of that.”
Evans said the team’s strategy was similar to every rally. “Be consistent and as fast as we can. We try and put the pressure on our competitors from the early stages of the event. In the first stage we like to come out and be on the pace straight away and that’s what we were able to do here in South Australia.”
Evans and Weston led the entire weekend and proved the winning combination of man and machine. “One of the best things about this weekend is nine rally wins in a row. It puts Glen and I in the record books with Honda as one of the most successful teams in Australian rallying.
“I wear the Honda badge proudly and I hope we can continue making Honda proud and continue our run of wins,” Evans said.
The next round of the Eastcoast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship is the International Rally Queensland from July 12 to 14. It’s Weston’s home rally and one of the hardest on cars.
“It’s a very difficult rally,” Weston said. “It’s an endurance rally and the points are spread out over the whole weekend rather than split into heats. It’s really important that you finish without any problems.”
Evans and Weston are sitting 29 points ahead of second place. “We are getting close to being a whole day in front of the competition,” Evans said. “If we can have a day up our sleeves, it would set us up to finish the year off with a bang.”