Australian Brendan Reeves will get behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta World Rally Car later this month in the UK.
It will be the first time Reeves has driven full world championship machinery and comes as reward from M-Sport for his efforts in the WRC Academy over the past two years.
The Victorian finished fourth overall in this year’s FIA WRC Academy will 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,” said Reevs.
“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.
“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.”