Revolution Wheels Rally Team boss Warren McKiernan has said that he is hoping for a good showing from his two drivers' on the International Rally Yorkshire this weekend, the latest round in the 2008 Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship.
The outfit, which has expanded from one car in 2007, has experienced a character building time recently, but is anxious to put that all behind them as the series returns, not only to the British mainland, but also to gravel for the first time since the Pirelli back in April.
Rob Swann and Darren Garrod took delivery of a brand new Prodrive built Subaru Impreza N14 back in June and are currently brimming with confidence after scoring a top ten overall result on the Tour of Flanders Rally in Belgium.
Extensive gravel work done in conjunction with Geoff Jones and Prodrive meant that the team should have a clear understanding of the car for the final two rallies of the season.
Young team-mates James Wozencroft and Chris Ridge, both members of the British Rally Elite, have impressed since making the step up to four-wheel drive machinery but last time out, in Ulster, their world, quite literally, was turned upside down when the young pairing suffered a dramatic 100mph roll after being caught out on a sequence of bumps.
Whilst both were unhurt in the accident, their car was totally destroyed. The pair return this weekend in a car that has been loaned to them by rally preparation expert Geoff Jones.
"Whilst the Revolution Wheels Rally Team may have had a mixed couple of events on tarmac both drivers have had good runs on gravel in the past and so we are hoping for a good showing on the International Rally of Yorkshire this weekend," confirmed McKiernan.
"Rob is, understandably, full of confidence after a recent strong showing in Belgium. James, who is part of the British Rally Elite, had Marcus Gronholm sit alongside him at a recent test session and will be eager to put the double world champions advice into practice in Yorkshire."
Karl Simmons meanwhile, who last competed for the Revolution Wheels Rally Team on the Jim Clark back in May, remains sidelined following an operation on his knee shortly before the trip to the Isle of Man.