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Queensland co-driver, Rebecca Smart, is currently forging a successful career in Europe, and as the reigning Fiesta Sporting Trophy champion in Belgian, is hoping to climb even higher up the rallying ladder.

Rebecca Smart and current driver, Timo van der Marel.The sister of former ARC front-runner, Ryan Smart, Rebecca has been co-driving for Timo van der Marel in a variety of cars - from a Ford Fiesta R2, to a Nissan 350Z and a Porsche 911 GT3.

“Our ambition is to be supported for a full season in 2015 with an R5 car in either European or World Rally Championship,” Rebecca told RallySport Mag.

“Our results are proven so far, and we believe having an international sponsor will help propel us in the right direction.

“We have come from a very successful 2013 season and are laying the foundations with selected WRC events to broaden our option for next year.”

Together with brother Ryan, Rebecca was the 2008 Queensland Rally Champion, the 2009 Australian Privateers’ Champion, and was runner-up in the ARC in 2010.

2011 saw her contest rounds of the World Rally Championship with Molly Taylor, before teaming with Timo for the Dutch Rally Championship in 2012.

In 2013, they won all six rounds of the Fiesta series in the Belgian Rally Championship, and are contesting a varied program this year, including the WRC rounds in Germany and Spain in a Ford Fiesta R2.

As yet another Aussies on the world stage, we wish Rebecca all the best in her future events.

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