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Brendan Reeves and Rhianon Gelsomino will return to the Australian Rally Championship this month when they contest the National Capital Rally in Canberra.

The pair won the Canberra event when they last competed there in 2014 and although they haven’t rallied in Australia since late 2014, Reeves is expecting to be on the pace from the word go.

Reeves will drive his 2006 Subaru Impreza (PRC) in the event and after a long lay off is really looking forward to the rally. His last event was Rally Spain,  a round of the World Rally Championship, late last year where he finished second in the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy Series, so he’s hungry for more competitive action.

“I really enjoy the Canberra rally and winning the event in 2014 was a real highlight,” Reeves said.

“I’ve been spending a lot of time bringing the Subaru up to speed as it hasn’t been rallied since the Akademos Rally (in Victoria) at the end of 2014 and I’m looking forward to getting behind the wheel again.

Reeves’ inclusion on the Canberra entry list is set to kick start his 2016 rally campaign.  He also plans to compete at Rally Australia, the World Rally Championship round at Coffs Harbour later in the year and is currently working on plans to contest other events before then.

“I love the roads at Rally Australia,” Reeves said.  “It’s one of my favourite events so it is always a priority to compete there if possible.

“My aim for 2016 is to get as much seat time as possible so I am hoping to have a few events under my belt by the time Rally Australia comes around. I’ve also been doing a lot of driver training and helping other competitors with their car set-ups.”

The National Capital Rally will take place from May 27 to 29.

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