KALAMUNDA driver Brad Markovic and co-driver Glenn Macneall will be the only WA pairing when they head to Adelaide for round four of the Australian Rally Championship (ARC), Lightforce Rally SA this weekend.
Preparing for the September 9-11 competition, Markovic is keen to get back behind the wheel after an almost three-month mid-season break for competitors, which the Subaru WRX STI driver used to refocus on his ARC goals.
Markovic also entered a round of the WA Rally Championship, the Quit Experts Cup around Collie, and finished second.
“That was a nice little confidence boost,” he said.
Markovic had previously acknowledged he was lacking confidence after a tough start to the 2016 competition.
In April, a freak fire at the Quit Forest Rally destroyed his car, and then in May, he was first on the scene of another competitor’s car fire at the National Capital Rally.
“I’m really looking forward to Rally SA as it’s the event that’s most like WA,” Markovic said.
While Markovic has also been working on his fitness over the mid-season break, his world-class co-driver Glenn Macneall has been all over the globe.
Macneall has been competing in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship with India’s Gaurav Gill and in the Finnish Rally Championship with Japan’s Hiroki Arai.