Brendan Reeves Rally Tasmania preview

Reeves ready for 30th Rally Tasmania The brother and sister pairing of Brendan Reeves and Rhianon Smyth will start their 2010 rally season tomorrow when the Burnie-based Rally Tasmania gets under way. Driving their Subaru Impreza WRX STI for...

Reeves ready for 30th Rally Tasmania

The brother and sister pairing of Brendan Reeves and Rhianon Smyth will start their 2010 rally season tomorrow when the Burnie-based Rally Tasmania gets under way.

Driving their Subaru Impreza WRX STI for the Tasmanian Les Walkden Rallying operation, Reeves and Smyth are eager for the rally to begin.

Based out of Burnie in north west Tasmania, the tarmac rally will use the popular stages of Hellyer Gorge and Savage River, and finishes with a Super Special around the streets of Burnie on Sunday afternoon.

Reeves has plenty of experience on the Tasmanian roads and will go into this event full of confidence.

"We both know these stages pretty well and really enjoy driving them," Reeves said. "We haven't done a tarmac event since Targa Tasmania in April last year, so we are really looking forward to getting out there again."

This weekend's event will be Smyth's first rally back after the pair's big accident in Rally South Australia last August, but with one win from one rally since his return, Reeves has shown he hasn't lost any of his speed and confidence.

They will compete in the Modern competition of Rally Tasmania against some of Australia's best tarmac drivers including Jim Richards, Tony Quinn and Steve Glenney.

Their left hand drive Subaru WRX STI has been converted to tarmac specification for the event and after a successful tarmac test day a fortnight ago, they are confident of a good showing in the rally.

The 30th running of Rally Tasmania will see competitors tackle 19 special stages covering a total competitive distance of 210 kilometres. Three stages on Friday afternoon will be followed by eight stages on both Saturday and Sunday.

-source: les walkden rallying

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Series Other rally
Drivers Jim Richards , Brendan Reeves , Rhianon Smyth , Steve Glenney