Teen rally star youngest in WRC
London - Welsh teenager Tom Cave was cleared to become the youngest driver in next week's world rally championship season-ender in Wales after passing his driving test on Tuesday.
The 17-year-old from Aberdovey has been competing for the past two years in Latvia and already holds an international rally competition licence from that country.
However, he needed the regular British licence to get between the stages in Wales on ordinary roads.
"I'm delighted to pass my test today," the Ford Fiesta driver said on his website (www.tomcaveracing.jimblackstock.co.uk).
"It was the last hurdle to get over before I could take the start of Wales Rally GB and it's a huge relief to have it out of the way. Now I can concentrate on the rally and my preparations for the most important motorsport event of my life."
Cave will be Wales Rally GB's youngest ever entrant at 17 years and 18 days when he takes the start at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Dec. 4.