Hunt delighted with Australia progress
|By David Evans
||Saturday, September 10th 2011, 06:45 GMT
Britain's Harry Hunt says he has learned more from this week's Rally Australia than on any other event in his career.
The 23-year-old Citroen DS3 R3 driver is competing down under for the first time and says he is delighted with the progress he is making. His hopes of a good overall result were stymied when the car stopped after it took water in on the first stage yesterday. Hunt fixed the car at the side of the road and was able to continue.
"It's been an amazing rally so far," said the Londoner. "There's not so much competition here, which has allowed me to focus on what the car's doing. I've learned a huge amount about what we're doing with the dampers and how we're setting the car up. It's been really good to make the changes and then feel what the car does in competition."
Hunt's two-wheel drive Citroen has run much quicker on the dry roads of day two - allowing the Englishman to challenge the times of his four-wheel drive Production Car competitors. He is currently running 19th overall and eighth in class.