|Australia 2011: Australian Championship the Focus for Peter Kittle Motorsports.|
After sealing their first Australian Off Road Championship at the Teagle Excavations Pines Enduro in 2010, David Fellows and Peter Kittle Motorsport return to the Tantanoola State Forest in 2011, aiming to take another step closer to back to back AORC titles.
The outright wins at Hyden and Baroota have David Fellows currently sitting on top of the leaderboard with 42 points, ahead of his nearest rival, Dan Auricht on 25 points and Greg Gartner and Greg Hicks, both on 20 points.
"We head into the Pines with a healthy, but not unsurmountable points lead" said Peter Kittle, "and we are going there with the view of the championship in mind. The Pines is a different race from most, without the dust if you end up starting third or fourth it’s not such a big deal. We don’t need to go hell for leather on the Saturday and try to break the car. So we will play it by ear and see where we are after the top ten shoot out and go from there."
"We are not expecting it to be as wet as last year, so we will sit back, watch and pick our moment to make our move. At Baroota we didn’t need to run anything over our standard level of boost. So Dave will have a little bit extra up his sleeve that that he can unleash if he has to" continued Peter Kittle. "The #1 Jimco been prepped well and is almost ready to go in the trailer. We’re looking forward to it."
Even with just six weeks between championship rounds, Peter Kittle Motorsport have been kept busy on different fronts. Andrew Kittle ran the #14 Jimco at the Sporties 12 hour in Alice Springs at the end of July, while Rob Richardson and Peter Kittle have been turning their attention to the 2012 AORC season. The team are currently preparing to unveil a three car line up at the first round of the season.
David Fellows will be stepping behind the wheel of the new Toyota Jimco truck in the Extreme 2WD Class, Andrew Kittle will campaign the #14 Proclass Jimco, while his younger brother, Matthew “Macca” Kittle will pilot Fellows championship winning Jimco, which will be converted to a Prolite at the end of the season. For more informations visit the official website at [ www.peterkittle.com.au ].
2011/08/31 | 13:42 CET | PICTURES: MR/KILNER