New car, new co-driver for Reeves in Rally Queensland
- 5th May 2009, 1:10pm
Fresh from his first Targa Tasmania where he finished third outright in the Showroom Class and first 2WD in a factory-backed Mazda3 MPS, Brendan Reeves will have a new co-driver alongside him when he competes in Rally Queensland this weekend.
With regular co-driver, Rhianon Smyth competing with Emma Gilmour and the Motor Image Rally Team for the event (as part of the six round Asia Pacific Rally Championship), experienced Queensland co-driver, Glen Weston, will call the notes for Reeves.
Whilst admitting it will be strange to have someone new sitting beside him, Reeves is looking forward to the rally and is confident he and Weston can produce a good result. The pair will be contesting the Pirelli Star Driver component of the event which runs in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Rally Championship.
The top two placegetters in the Pirelli Star Driver competition will have the opportunity to compete for the Asia Pacific title at Australiaâ€™s round of the World Rally Championship, Repco Rally Australia, in September. The winner of the Asia Pacific title then wins a fully-funded entry in six rounds of the 2010 Production World Rally Championship.
Reeves has entered his newly purchased Subaru WRX STi for the event. He has previously rallied the left hand drive car when it was owned by Les Walkden, and after competing in the car in this yearâ€™s Rally Tasmania, the twenty year old Victorian made the decision to purchase the Subaru.
â€œI canâ€™t wait to get on the gravel stages in the car again after testing only weeks ago. The last time I rallied in Queensland we got an awesome result so Iâ€™m extremely excited to be back behind the wheel pushing for the Pirelli Star Driver competition.â€
â€œGlen and I will have the opportunity to do some testing together before the event and fine tune our pace notes, and I am sure we will work well together. Glen knows the Queensland roads really well and is a very experienced co-driver, so I am looking forward to having him on board for the rally.â€
Rally Queensland gets underway this Friday, May 8.
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