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AUSSIE YOUNG GUN TO TEST WRC CAR

Reeves Test Article 1Victorian rally driver, Brendan Reeves, has been given the chance to test drive a Ford Fiesta World Rally Car in the UK this month.

Brendan, who finished fourth overall in this year's FIA WRC Academy, has been rewarded for his excellent 2012 performances with an invitation to attend the exclusive test day. Brendan will have the opportunity to test drive a World Rally Car during a one hour test session in the UK.

The 24 year old is rapt to have been offered the test drive and whilst it means a trip to the UK at his expense, he is grabbing it with both hands.

"I'm stoked to be given this chance to drive a Fiesta World Rally Car," Brendan said. "It is a nice reward for our efforts this year and driving the WRCar will give me a real taste of the next level of the sport.

"I had the chance to sit beside Ken Block in his Fiesta World Rally Car just prior to Rally Finland this year and it was a great experience. To now have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a similar car myself is fantastic.

"Testing the WRCar is a great opportunity and I'm really looking forward to it. Hopefully it leads to more similar opportunities in the future.

"We haven't confirmed our program for 2013 just yet. We learnt so much in 2012 and competing in the Academy again has been really important for our careers and we'd love to be able to continue competing in the World Rally Championship again in 2013.

"I'd really like to thank M-Sport for the amazing efforts they put into the WRC Academy this year and also for giving me the chance to take part in the test drive."