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Hi, I'm Mike. I'm from a tiny town called Borenore, West of Orange in Central NSW (Roughly orientated to Eastern Tennessee by comparison). Home of high altitude wine, high end beef, sheep, apples and canola to the west.

I was that "weird" kid that pulled down his Christie Brinkley poster to replace her with Carlos Sainz with his GT4. I have always been a motorsport nut and have competed in State level Rallying Series. I have owned almost 40 vehicles (only 44yo) covering performance road cars, off-roaders, race cars, motorbikes and one fire truck... it was for sale!

Current driving is split between an MY21 VW Amarok Highline 580 and an MY20 Toyota Hilux Rogue for our business but one of those 2 will be going to be replaced with a Heavy Metal Circuit Edition GR Corolla.

My 7yo son and I are often found on the couch in the early hours watching F1 and WRC and go trackside to Bathurst to watch V8 Supercars and endurance racing. I'll be taking him to his first F1 next year.

If the business sees some solid success, I'd love to get back into Khanacross and maybe NSW State Rally again.
 

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I'm a bit confused with the GR Circuit Edition marketing.

Correct me if I'm wrong but this car is made for TARSEAL and not DIRT ? I want a car that is track tuned and not made for dirt, ideally something that has been fanged around the Nürburgring and posts a good time on factory Michelin Pilot sport tyres. Dirt is pointless when it spends 99.9% of its time on a sealed road and the only time its on the gravel it will be going 30km/hr or even less.

If you want to thrash something on the gravel get a Subaru WRX, those new plastic fenders and even more ground clearance can handle the hail of stones.
 

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I'm a bit confused with the GR Circuit Edition marketing.

Correct me if I'm wrong but this car is made for TARSEAL and not DIRT ? I want a car that is track tuned and not made for dirt, ideally something that has been fanged around the Nürburgring and posts a good time on factory Michelin Pilot sport tyres. Dirt is pointless when it spends 99.9% of its time on a sealed road and the only time its on the gravel it will be going 30km/hr or even less.

If you want to thrash something on the gravel get a Subaru WRX, those new plastic fenders and even more ground clearance can handle the hail of stones.
100% geared for tarmac but where I live 50% of the roads are fine gravel. I wouldn't be taking this into a Khanacross/Rally event though unless it was a tarmac Khanacross event - I'd run an older Honda Jazz, Ford Fiesta/Focus for that. The GR will be on 98% paved roads, race tracks and maybe 2% of cheeky squirts on the dirt to friends brewery or farm.
 
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