Cox Motorsport are eagerly anticipating this weekend’s Rally Coromandel, round five and final round of the 2016 Brian Green Property’s Group New Zealand Rally Championship.
Heading into the final round of the championship Sloan Cox and co-driver Malcolm Read are aiming to finish the year with a rally win and score maximum points for their championship campaign. Cox is sitting fourth in the overall driver’s championship and is currently in a close three way battle for second overall in the championship and in an even closer battle for the junior title where only one point separates Cox from Lance Williams. Read on the other hand is tied second in the co-driver’s championship and aiming to maintain that spot.
Throughout the 2016 season Cox has shown great speed by winning stages and being at the top end during events but just hasn’t had it go his way with unfortunate pestering car problems with the Taslo Engineering Mitsubishi Evo X.
“We have been so close to getting a good result or win this season, but different problems with the Taslo Engineering Mitsubishi Evo X keep holding us back, however I am looking forward to another good event with Malcolm. I am also excited to be back on MRF tyres under the NZ MRF Rally Team, they are an awesome tyre that works really well. I am glad to finally be back on my favourite rally tyre,” states Cox.
The action for Rally Coromandel begins at Mercury Bay Multi-Sports Park, Whitianga at 7.30am this Saturday 20th August. The pairing will cover 120km over 10 gravel stages before finishing at 5.00pm at Blacksmiths Lane, Whitianga.
Press Release by Cox Motorsport