After failing to finish in last year’s running of the event, Gill will be striving for consistency throughout the weekend.

“Our preparation going into Canberra has been strong, despite the postponement two weeks ago,” the 17 year old said.

“Canberra was harsh on us last time out, but we’re back, with plenty of lessons learned.

“The car has had a good going over since the heavy landing last November, so it’s stronger than ever!”

He is eager for the event to get underway, with his team ready to work with brand new packages.

Most notably, Gill will welcome the experience of Ben Atkinson into the co-driver’s seat – a move that will be beneficial to the youngster’s development.

“We are excited to get Ben in the car,” Gill added.

“Ben has a wealth of knowledge in the rallying industry, and has sat with some high profile drivers, so I’m keen to build the relationship going into the future.”

Atkinson, brother to former Subaru WRC driver Chris, has done only one rally since 2015, so it will also be a learning curve for him.

“It’s been a long time between drinks for Ben, but I’m confident that we’ve done the proper preparation so we should be fine together.

“He’s a four time Asia-Pacific Rally Champion, so I have full faith in what he does.”

The Netier National Capital Rally will take place in the forests of Brindabella and Kowen, just outside Canberra, beginning Saturday, April 10.

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