Reeves commits to national rally series

SKILFUL driver Brendan Reeves has announced he will contest the 2014 Australian Rally Championship after some excellent results at the end of last year.

The 25-year-old from Wedderburn is confident heading into his second year in the series, having finished second in the final two rounds of 2013.

"I'm feeling much more comfortable with the challenge this year," said Reeves, who will be behind the wheel of the Mazda2.

"We now have a good set of pace notes for each event and are more comfortable with the roads, so we're confident of putting in a good performance this year."

Reeves will have his sister, Rhianon Gelsomino, in the co-driver's seat for the Australian series, which begins in Canberra on February 28. The pair teamed up last year to take the title of Rally America 2WD champions following a series of wins across the US.

The central Victorian is a big fan of the ARC event format, with each rally about 200km long and consisting of two heats. The Power Stage, the extra TV exposure it offers, and the chance to win valuable prize money are bonuses.

His Mazda2 will run basically the same set-up as it did last year, with just a few small changes to be made ahead of the opening round.

"By the end of last season, we were really comfortable with the set-up of the car and the progression we made as a team," Reeves said.

"We are consistently working on new sponsorship efforts and have more sponsors coming on board all the time. This season is looking like being a fantastic one for us."

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