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McKelvie works on Evo 9's speed

Napier-based Suzuki Production Racing Series driver Scott McKelvie is hoping to arrive at the third round of the championship at Taupo with a better handling package for his new Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9.

McKelvie bought his previous Evo 6 as a ready-built race car, but his team has taken longer than anticipated to convert the new Evo 9 into a competitive production race car capable of taking the battle to C class front-runners Simon Sceats and Logan Childs.

The team believes the new car clearly has the potential to be a lot faster than the Evo 6, which lacked straight-line speed.

But although the Evo 9’s engine is more powerful, the power isn’t yet being delivered in the right places, and that will also be addressed before Taupo.

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