Driver: Mark Pedder
Co-Driver: Claire Dowling
Team: Pedders Suspension Rally Team
After successfully campaigning in the Australian Rally Championship (ARC), Mark Pedder and his co-driver for the past two years, Clair Dowling, wanted a new challenge. The duo thought the APRC was the next best step and it “ticks all the boxes in regards to the events.”
In 2012, and 2013, Pedder won the Australian Rally Manufacturers Championship with team-mate and fellow Honda driver, Eli Evans. While he admits going back to a four-wheel-drive car will be a bit of a change, he is looking forward to the challenge and is really excited by the opportunities the APRC presents.
2014 update: After three events in the Pacific and now heading to Asia, Pedder is third in the drivers championship.