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RacerViews and MRT Performance join forces for 2012

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MRT Performance and Subaru will race in the SUV class in the 2012 Australian Rally Championship (c) MRT Performance
The MRT Performance Subaru Forrester (c) MRT Performance

www.racerviews.com will forge into the 2012 motorsport season with one of Australia’s most innovative motorsport teams, partnering with MRT Performance for their assault on the 2012 Bosch Australian Rally Championship.

Sam Tickell, Editor of www.racerviews.com said that this agreement was a great boost to the site.

“When RacerViews was established we aimed to bring 100% original content to the readers, featuring interviews, photos and videos from former, current and up and coming drivers and team members,” Sam said.

“By partnering with MRT Performance and their Subaru Forrester SUV rally car program, we will be able to enhance our posts and increase the visibility of RacerViews.”

MRT Performance is one of Australia’s leading performance car parts and servicing agents offering performance upgrades, servicing and track days from their Sydney base.

Significantly, MRT Performance were the first team to announce their entry to the all new ECB Worlds Best Alloy Bullbars Australian SUV Rally Challenge class in the 2012 Bosch Australian Rally Championship

Brett Middleton, MRT Performance Managing Director and rally team driver is excited about the new challenge with MRT Performance and coverage with RacerViews.

Middleton is also looking forward to an exciting 2012 Championship challenge and will be counting on his years of rallying and performance car experience to succeed in the ECB Worlds Best Alloy Bullbars Australian SUV Rally Challenge.

“I am really excited by the SUV category because it will enable manufacturers to showcase one of the most popular classes of vehicle in the Australian market,” Brett said.

“ At MRT Performance we have been tuning and enhancing an increasing number of SUVs for customers over the past couple of years so I know first hand the interest and potential in rallying SUVs.”

Brett has considerable rallying experience having taken out Formula 2 class titles in Australia and competed for the Group A title in a Subaru Impreza Group A STi in the past.

The Subaru Forester Boxer diesel, has same suspension as the modern STi rally cars as the platform is the same, MCA 60 mm Suspension, Whiteline sway bars and alignemnt products, EcuteK custom factory tuned ECU, Motec dash data and logger and around 400 NM of Torque.

“By partnering with MRT Performance and their Subaru Forrester SUV rally car program, we will be able to enhance our posts and increase the visibility of RacerViews.”

The Bosch Australian Rally Championship and the ECB Worlds Best Alloy Bullbars Australian SUV Rally Challenge seven round 2012 championship gets underway at Rally Calder on 1-4 March.

The seven round ARC calendar is:

  • 1st – 4th March  Rally Calder VIC
  • 31st March – 1st April Quit Forest Rally WA
  • 26th – 27th May International Rally of Queensland* QLD
  • 28th – 29th July Scouts Rally SA SA
  • 13th – 14th October Coffs Coast Forest Rally NSW
  • 16th – 17th November Rally Victoria VIC

MRT Performance has a wide web presence both via their website and social media channels – Flickr, You Tube and Facebook

RacerViews was established in 2011 and with the aim of delivering a new web experience to motorsport fans.  We bring exclusive interviews and photos from motorsports finest drivers of yesterday, today and tomorrow.  Our team has over 30 years of experience in the motorsport field.  With a heavy presence on Facebook and Twitter where we have over 2800 followers,  our mission to bring exclusive content is in safe hands.  We have partnered with motorsport teams like Stig Richards Motorsport, One of a Kind Motorsport, Dark Horse Racing and MRT Performance in order to give you the best exclusive motorsport coverage.

We are always looking for new people to join our team.  If you are a motorsports photographer or journalist looking for additional exposure or a great place to learn your trade, contact us and go trackside!

Contact: Sam Tickell.