Glen and Matt Raymond will make a return to the Australian Rally Championship in 2013, driving a rear wheel drive Mazda RX7 Turbo.
With the Australian Rally Championship moving to two-wheel drive only, the The Raymond Partners Accountants Rally Team is pinning its hopes on the rear wheel drive Mazda, while the expected front-runners will all campaign front wheel drive engines.
Due to budget constraints, the team has not committed to the entire season at this point but plans to enter as many events as possible, including chasing the Junior Rally Challenge.
The team has entered the National Capital Rally, held in Canberra on the first weekend of March.
“I have really missed driving,” said Glen Raymond.
“I have still been active in rallying, including becoming the 2012 Victorian Rally Championship winning navigator with my brother Stephen, so I am sure my skills will be as sharp as ever.
“The car will need some work, including some engine and suspension upgrades, but I believe it will be more than capable of running at the pointy end of the field.”
The Raymond Partners Accountants Rally Team has been absent from the rally scene for two seasons. Before their sabbatical, the team finished second outright in the 2009 Australian Rally Championship.