Phil Brock to mentor tarmac rally aspirants
Phil Brock, the youngest brother of the late Peter Brock, will tutor aspiring drivers wanting to step into the Australian Tarmac Rally Championship.
Brock, long known by the nickname ‘Split Pin’, and business partner Steve Whyte have combined with ATRC organisers Mountain Motorsports to offer their expertise.
It is hoped the tutoring program will help drive competitor numbers in the sport.
“With Phil and Steve’s program, they can now get proper one-on-one tuition as they take part in our events, with instruction for drivers and co-drivers,” event director Peter Washington said.
“Entrants who sign up for the touring category not only get a chance to enjoy their cars in a safe, controlled environment, but they also get to improve their skills with tuition from some of the best in the business.
“Many of our touring category entrants have come along initially to just put a toe in the water, and then decide they will commit to going further, gaining their competition licence and buying a rally car.”
At the Lake Mountain Sprint from May 28-29, based at Marysville in Victoria’s Yarra Valley/Yarra Ranges region, Brock’s role will be as host and tour leader to the touring category entrants.
He will lead the entrants through each stage, teaching them the correct lines through the event route.
Brock and Whyte’s team will take time with each individual driver, analysing their abilities and working with them to increase and enhance their skills in tarmac rallying and what it involves.
Limited entries are still available for the touring category in the Lake Mountain Sprint.
Entries are also available for the final two rounds of the 2016 series, the Snowy River Sprint (Lakes Entrance, September 24-25) and the Great Tarmac Rally (Marysville, December 10-11).
All ATRC events are also open to full tarmac-spec competition vehicles to contest the modern (modified), classic (pre-1982) and showroom classes.