De­laney hop­ing to pass driv­ing test for Suzuki Woodpecker de­but

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Tom De­laney hopes to make his gravel ral­ly­ing de­but on the Woodpecker Rally, if he passes his driv­ing test in time.

De­laney turned 17 ear­lier this month and needs to pass his test be­fore the Septem­ber 3 event, which he aims to com­plete in a Rally First-spec Suzuki Swift. Matt Walk will co-drive.

The Droitwich driver was third in the Ju­nior Formula 1000 series last year de­spite miss­ing two rounds, and has spent most of 2016 test­ing ready for the switch to gravel.

“Fi­nally, I’m old enough to go and get my li­cence so I can go and at­tack it,” said De­laney, son of Peu­geot 205 driver Do­minic. “We’ve done around 10 tests now,” he added. “We’ve done Sweet Lamb, Hig­gins and Nor­way on the ice which was awe­some, I re­ally en­joyed that one.”

De­laney has had some valu­able ad­vice from var­i­ous drivers in­clud­ing Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship contender

Tom Cave.

De­laney has im­pressed in his Ju­nior-spec Mi­cra

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