Reeves ready for Robertstown Rally
- 26th June 2009, 10:08am
Victorian brother and sister rally duo, Brendan Reeves and Rhianon Smyth, will join other crews as they complete their reconnaissance for the Robertstown Rally in South Australia today.
Reeves is hoping to complete at least two passes of each stage and, despite the fact that he contested the event last year, he and Smyth will write new pacenotes.
"We are continually refining our pacenote system, so we will write new notes for the rally," he said.
The Robertstown Rally is best known for one of the most amazing spectator points in Australian rallying which is located on the One Big Hill stage. It contains a series of three huge jumps that are taken at well over 100 km/h. The jumps were not included in last year's event, so Reeves is keen to recce the stage and see what lies ahead of him this weekend.
The 20 year old will drive a RallySchool.com.au Subaru STI in the rally and is looking forward to once again competing on the fast South Australian roads. He is using the event as another 'warm up' event in preparation for Repco Rally Australia in which he will compete for the lucrative Asia Pacific "Pirelli Star Driver" title.
"We are planning on doing most of the South Australian Rally Championship rounds this year, so a good points haul from this event will be our goal. Having said that, our main purpose of entering this rally is to gain more experience and get some more k's under our belts ahead of the WRC event in September. "
The event starts tomorrow lunchtime in the tiny South Australian town of Robertstown and has attracted a quality field of SARC regulars, as well as another young Victorian fast-charger in Eli Evans.
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