It was a disappointing day for Brendan Reeves and Rhianon Gelsomino at Kennards Hire Rally Australia with the pair forced to retire from the event after they rolled their Force Motorsport Mazda2 AP4. Reeves started day two of the event full of confidence, sitting in 13th place overall and as the leading Australian in the rally. Heavy rain early on day two made road conditions tricky but Reeves started the day’s first stage, the 48 kilometre ‘Nambucca’, with plenty of speed but about 31 kilometres into the stage his rally came unstuck. Heading downhill on a tricky section of the stage, they ran too fast into a right hand corner and slid wide, clipping a stump which caused the car to roll. Neither Reeves or Gelsomino were injured in the roll but the pair were unable to continue in the rally without repairs to the car. They will not re-start the event on leg three as they don’t have the spare parts required to fix the car. Reeves was devastated that he is unable to finish the event after all the hard work that has gone into reaching the rally.  He is particularly disappointed for the supporters that got behind he and Gelsomino for Rally Australia. Although disappointed with his retirement from the event, Reeves was happy with the stage times he set on day one and will take this as a positive as he plans ahead for 2018. https://twitter.com/HaydenPaddon/status/931668299208724480

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