Peta Todd to partner Tony Jardine in Wales Rally GB

by Vince Pettit

Help for Heroes patron Peta Todd has successfully obtained her advanced BARS (British Association of Rally Schools) certificate which will allow her to accompany Sky Sports News F1 analyst Tony Jardine on the upcoming Wales Rally GB.

Having taken part in three trial rallies already, Todd obtained her fourth signature after undertaking a driving test and written exam at  Bill Gwynne Rallyschool International.

“Peta has a very natural feel for the car. She was incredibly nervous about driving, but she should have more confidence in her ability behind the wheel” said Gwynne.

Although praised on her driving the former model doesn’t plan to take on the driving duties just yet. “That’s very kind of Bill” she said. “Thankfully for the time being I can focus on co-driving and leave the driving to Tony.

“I’m relieved to have got this far, given the ups and downs we’ve had, and over the moon to have received my fourth signature. There’s still a lot of homework to do, but I cannot wait to tackle Wales Rally GB, which is what everything else has been about.”

The pair will be tackling the event in a ProSpeed Mitsubishi Evo 9, backed by Kumho.

Steve Thompson Kumho’s European Motorsport Manager was impressed with Todd’s exploits so far. “She has done a remarkable job to get even this far; especially when you realise she underwent major surgery for a collapsed lung after her first rally. We wish the pair all the best for this week and will do all we can to help them achieve a good result.”

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