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ARC Update 2012 & plans for 2013

Following on our rally success in 2012 (for those that do't already know - we won the SUV Championship with a couple of rounds to go!) its to be expected that MRT will announce their complete 2013 plans shortly. What we can tell you here within our E-Magazine is that myself and Andrew Benefield will compete in the full 2013 Australian Rally Championship in our (unique) Subaru Turbo Diesel Forester. The aim is to win another SUV title to back up our 2012 win, as well as to continue to develop the Subaru diesel engine from a tuning perspective and the current generation Forester chassis from a suspension point of view.

What I ca't say right now is who will be partnering us with regard to corporate partners. As soon as this is finalised we will release that info here, to you, our valued customers and readers.

 

Hot Tuner Challenge

Well Motor Magazines annual Hot Tuner Challenge is done and dusted for the 2012 year. I think that's now four years in a row that MRT have competed, everyone one of them with at least one Subaru or more!

This year our faithful partner Troy Kelly and his MPS gen 2 came along for the ride, and MRT presented their new Subaru BRZ. Given the time constraints on taking delivery of the BRZ and getting it ready for the event I'd really like to thank all of our partnering suppliers and most of all my MRT Performance staff for all the extra time and effort they put into ensuring the car was in the best possible set up for the shoot out.

What a challenge it was!
Less than four weeks to prepare and test the BRZ was a tough ask, especially when the other shops had their Toyota's for weeks before us!

Our aim was always to deliver an outstanding overall package that displays the ability of MRT and our corporate partners. We certainly achieved that!

We will run a separate story for updates on this, as well as keep an eye on the growing list of videos here - https://www.youtube.com/user/Brettmiddleton

 

Reasearch and Development

The entire team has been working tirelessly to finish off final testing and begin production of a range of new parts, as well as the functionality of our E-Catalogue/Webstore so it makes it easy for you to locate all the latest and greatest parts for your car. Keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks as not only will we be launching more BRZ parts (a large portion of the items we ran on our car at HTC), we will also be activating some new advanced functions and features within the webstore.

The new EcuTeK Pro Cable has been an instant hit both here in Australia and worldwide. It now gives us the abilty to send you out a map for you to upload to your car, great if you want an EcuTeK tune but you're not within a reasonable driving distance of your local authorised outlet. Please note this does not apply to all EcuTek supported models. Please refer to our E-Catalogue to see if you vehicle is included.

For our Australian based readers, do't forget summer is coming. Now is a good time to check out the ever expanding range of MRT intercoolers.

 

That's it for this issue. Until next time, happy motoring and stay safe.