AFTER eight years of trying Michael Pratt was able to claim his first class win in the Tour T’Adelaide Rally.
Pratt, who this year was joined in his Holden Torana Hatchback by son of his former racing partner Peter Moore, Dale, raced consistently across the four days of the touring road event, increasing their lead across each day to win the Classic Class and finish 10th overall.
The tour requires teams to navigate their way from Horsham to Adelaide attempting to follow a set path created by the race designer while also taking part in a series of speed and driving tests at closed racing venues along the way.
The challenge is at the beginning of each stage teams are only given 30 minutes to study outdated maps and race instructions, with the race judged on how accurately and precisely teams can work their way through the course.
“You have to travel it as the organiser wanted you to, and if you go in the wrong direction you get penalised,” Pratt explained.
Read the full story in Wednesday’s Portland Observer.