The Pedders Toyota 86 in the Australian Manufacturers Championship scored a class win at Queensland Raceway
In our ongoing coverage from Queensland Raceway, we caught up with Pedders Racing team drivers, Andrew Turpie and Grant Phillips. They race a Toyota 86 in the Australian Manufacturers Championship and took a world first class win for the car at Queensland Raceway.
The Pedders Racing team have been around the Australian scene for many years and also have a hand in the Australian Rally Championship Renault team. The team was taken with the Toyota when it was first shown to the public in 2009 and have worked hard to get it to the track.
The car hasn’t had a lot of work from the one you see in the show room. Work on the suspension and the ECU have been the most obvious changes. They compete for class D honours in the Championship – up against a very well sorted Honda Integra from former Australian GT Champion – Mark Eddy who drives alongside Francois Jouy. Despite the newness of the car, they were able to come away with a class victory from the night racing action at Queensland Raceway. They plan to continue development of the car to ensure future victories.
In this interview, we talk with the Turpie and Phillips about the car, why the chose it, the Australian Manufacturers Championship and more.
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By Sam Tickell, August 2013
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