AUSTRALIA’S Brendan Reeves has finished a close second place in the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy shootout, which concluded in the UK yesterday.
The prize of a fully-funded drive in an M-Sport Ford Fiesta R2T in a round of the 2016 WRC went to 21-year-old Jon Armstrong from Northern Ireland, but Reeves still won some support from DMACK Tyres for future events.
Reeves earned a place at the prestigious shootout after his brilliant second place in the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy at WRC Rally Spain in October. He was the only one of the 10 drivers in the shootout not from the northern hemisphere.
The candidates went through two days of fitness and media tests and driving under the scrutiny of 2015 M-Sport WRC driver Elfyn Evans.
M-Sport managing director Malcolm Wilson and DMACK Tyres boss Dick Cormack noted how close Reeves came to winning the shootout.
“It was a great experience and I gave it my all,” Reeves said. “I’m a bit disappointed not to have won but to finish a close second shows that I gave it my absolute best.”