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Ross banks on teamwork ahead of the season-closing race

Ross believes the 2022 National Rally Rally Championship is wide open given the level of competition anticipated from the 2022 contenders.

In Summary

•Driving a CR-T machine, Ross registered his second win of the season in Soysambu and praised the efforts of his navigator Quentin Savage and mechanics.

•Ross racked up his second win of the season in Soysambu at the weekend following his initial win in the season-opening round.

Ross Field during a past event in Naivasha
Ross Field during a past event in Naivasha
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Rally Raid 3 winner Ross Field believes teamwork will come in handy as crews brace up for the season-closing race in November.

Driving a CR-T machine, Ross registered his second win of the season in Soysambu and praised the efforts of his navigator Quentin Savage and mechanics.

"It was a great Rally Raid on Soysambu with over 200km of wet terrain and fast tracks with a good field of cars, buggies and bikes. Quentin navigated extremely well and guided us to a good win. Overall, the entire team came through and will be crucial for our title campaign," he explained.

Ross believes the 2022 National Rally Raid Championship is wide open given the level of competition anticipated from the 2022 contenders.

"The November season-closer will be hard to win with the level of competition expected from top drivers, but then again, we need to push harder to try and win the championship again!" Ross went on.

Ross also believes his CRT car is still going strong and should be in good nick well in time. "In the weekend's event in Soysambu, we had 5 CRTs  which is great for competition."

He added: "I am sure that Mike (Rose), (Mark) Glen and Chinu (Matharu) will give their all and push us all the way. I also hear the old boys Flash (Tundo) and Tim (Jessop) will be back, so it's a wait-and-see situation but thrills and spills are guaranteed," he said.

Ross racked up his second win of the season in Soysambu at the weekend following his initial win in the season-opening round. He also came second behind Chinu in the second Raid of the season so it's game on.

Rally Raid 3 (dubbed the Mayes Memorial) took place on the Soysambu Ranch over the weekend. Run over two days the 200km long event took place in muddy conditions which challenged the 15 entries.

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