Reeves finds test budget for Finland
- 12th July 2012, 5:59pm
WRC Academy driver Brendan Reeves and co-driver Rhianon Smyth will have a full test in Finland ahead of next month's Neste Rally Finland, after a Facebook auction which raised over $7,000 for the Australian brother and sister duo.
Jari-Matti Latvala, Petter Solberg, Ken Block and Alister McRae were amongst those who donated items.
Funds also came from a Supporters Club gathering in Launceston,Tasmania, where Ken Rees (pictured) was a keynote speaker, and from the sale of bonnet signatures at $200 a time. The function was video streamed worldwide over the Internet.
The top auction bid was for Rhianon's helmet from 2010-11, which fetched $1,000 on Facebook.
Brendan and Rhianon plan to repeat the exercise to pay for a test ahead of Rally Deutschland.
The pair are currently third in the FIA WRC Academy with 35 points, behind Elfyn Evans on 38 and Alister Fisher on 46.
Photo: Stephen Thorpe
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