17.01.2020: The 2020 FIA Junior WRC Championship has permitted 16 entries for the hole around on Rally Sweden, representing a various choice of rallyings subsequent technology of superstars.
The 2020 FIA Junior WRC Championship has permitted 16 entries for the hole around on Rally Sweden, representing a various choice of rallying’s subsequent technology of superstars.
The 16 crews having a look to be the following celebrity of the FIA International Rally Championship constitute 11 other international locations throughout Europe and South The united states. Seven of 2019’s FIA Junior WRC crews go back for 2020 together with 2019 championship runner-up and Rookie Award winner, Tom Kristensson.
This yr’s entrants might be vying for the largest prize in rallying; the keys to an Ecoboost-powered M-Game Fiesta R5 Mk II, 200 Pirelli tyres, loose registration for WRC three in 2021 and 5 loose WRC three entries in 2021. Must the 2020 champion cross directly to win the 2021 WRC three championship, they are going to then be awarded two drives with the M-Game Ford International Rally Group in 2022.
The prize bundle underlines FIA Junior WRC as a company phase M-Game’s ‘Ladder of Alternative’ that gives younger and budding rally drivers a transparent trail to achieve rallying at the international degree. 4 of the 2020 FIA Junior WRC drivers come by the use of M-Game’s FIA Junior WRC scholarship, which sees gifted junior drivers from nationwide championships awarded an important scholarship bundle for the 2020 season.
This yr’s M-Game FIA Junior WRC scholarship drivers are: Ruairi Bell (Britain), Sami Pajari (Finland), Marco Pollara (Italy) and Ken Torn (Estonia). To emphasize the significance of the ‘Ladder of Alternative’ to M-Game, this yr’s FIA Junior WRC livery has taken inspiration from the professional livery of the M-Game International Rally Group.
Of the 9 new crews becoming a member of FIA Junior WRC for the primary time in 2020, 3 of which might be making their WRC tournament debuts in Sweden, 5 might be eligible for the extremely aggressive Rookie Award. The Rookie Award will see the very best positioned rookie within the 2020 championship acquire a €15,00Zero prize to head against their 2021 FIA Junior WRC marketing campaign.
Fabio Andolfi IT / Savoia Stefano IT
Andolfi is by means of some distance essentially the most skilled driving force within the 2020 FIA Junior WRC Championship, with 33 WRC tournament begins. His profession highlights come with a WRC 2 victory on Excursion de Corse and a podium spot on Rally Turkey in 2019 which resulted in him completing 5th within the 2019 FIA WRC 2 Championship.
Jon Armstrong GB / Noel O’Sullivan IE
With an excellent rally esports profession, 2018 WRC eSports champion Armstrong is not any stranger to the true international of rallying with a powerful resume heading into the 2020 season. He has enjoy on WRC occasions, proving himself as a aggressive driving force in two-wheel and four-wheel power equipment due to a peak ten end in WRC 2 on Rally Spain in 2017 and two Power D-Mack Fiesta Trophy victories in 2016.
Raul Badiu RO / Gabriel Lazar RO
Badiu enters his 2d complete season of FIA Junior WRC in 2020, after a cameo look on Rally Turkey for the finale of the 2018 championship and competing in 4 rounds of the 2019 championship. The Romanian demonstrated uncooked velocity on all 3 surfaces FIA Junior WRC competed on all the way through 2019, posting top-three degree instances and incomes a profession perfect of fourth on Rally d’Italia Sardegna.
Ruairi Bell GB / Darren Garrod GB
Bell may well be used to the stop-start site visitors of Central London, which is the place he these days calls house, however that in some way labored to his receive advantages in 2019 after contesting a double championship marketing campaign. He gained the M-Game Fiesta FIA Junior WRC scholarship within the British Rally Championship and likewise completed peak RC4 driving force on Rally de Portugal.
Tommaso Ciuffi IT / Nicolo Gonella IT
2019 noticed Ciuffi produce an excellent set of ends up in the Italian nationwide championship, completing peak two-wheel power automobile on six events together with Rally di Roma Capitale the place he used to be first within the RC4 elegance. Ciuffi has 3 WRC tournament begins to his title, all on Rally d’Italia Sardegna between 2017 and 2019.
Lauri Joona FI / Ari Koponen FI*
Joona made his WRC debut in 2019 on Rally Finland and used to be in a position to exhibit a aggressive tempo towards the FIA Junior WRC box, classifying 3rd amongst all RC4 elegance vehicles entered. Along with having his first style of a WRC tournament, Joona completed 2d within the 2019 Finnish Junior Rally Championship. Previous to his rallying profession, Joona used to be a prepared photographer on Finnish rallies.
Tom Kristensson SE / Joakim Sjöberg SE
Kristensson used to be a constant FIA Junior WRC name contender in 2019 and led the championship for almost all of the season however in the long run completed 2d, profitable the 2019 Rookie Award. He seized a complete of 14 degree wins and proved his tempo on all 3 surfaces that the championship competes on. His greatest energy used to be consistency, taking two victories (Sweden and Finland) and used to be the one FIA Junior WRC driving force to complete at the podium at each quit at the calendar.
Catie Munnings GB / TBC*
Munnings will make her WRC tournament debut on Rally Sweden after a complete of 18 begins within the Ecu Rally Championship between 2016 and 2019. She has a complete of 7 ERC Women victories in addition to the 2016 ERC Women Championship.
Pontus Lönnström SE / Stefan Gustavsson SE*
Lonnstrom will make his FIA Junior WRC debut in 2020 after profitable again to again Swedish Junior Rally Championships in 2018 and 2019. He already has two WRC occasions beneath his belt, maximum lately on Rally Spain in 2019 to lend a hand him acquire WRC tarmac enjoy in preparation for his 2020 FIA Junior WRC marketing campaign.
Marco Pollara IT /Maurizio Messina IT*
Pollara enters the 2020 FIA Junior WRC Championship because the 2019 Italian Junior Champion, taking 4 victories and a complete of 5 podiums out of six rounds in 2019. His one and best WRC tournament beginning used to be on Rally d’Italia Sardegna in 2019 which used to be a part of the 2019 Italian Junior championship through which he gained his class.
Sami Pajari FI / Antti Haapala FI*
At simply 18 years outdated Pajari is coming into his first complete season of FIA Junior WRC in 2020 after profitable each portions of the 2019 AKK Flying Finn Long run Big name Award. In spite of his younger age, Pajari gained again to again Finnish Rally Championships; U18 Champion in 2018 and Finnish Junior Champion in 2019. Pajari has one FIA Junior WRC begin to his title already after coming into Rally Finland in 2019 the place he took two degree wins.
Enrico Oldrati IT / Elia de Guio IT
Oldrati will embark upon his 3rd season in FIA Junior WRC in 2020, however it is usually best his 3rd season of rallying so far. His FIA Junior WRC spotlight to this point got here on 2018 Rally de Portugal the place he scored an excellent 2d position demonstrating odd growth in this sort of brief house of time. This season, Oldrati is focussed on making improvements to his tempo and securing top-five effects.
Oscar Solberg NO / Jim Hjerpe SE
The son of Henning Solberg and nephew to Petter Solberg, 2003 International Rally Champion, rallying is indubitably an approach to life for Oscar Solberg. He has seven earlier WRC tournament begins, all in a Fiesta R2, and he completed 3rd within the 2017 British Junior Rally Championship, selecting up one victory and 9 degree wins alongside the best way.
Martins Sesks LV / Renars Francis LV
Sesks had a troublesome rookie season within the 2019 FIA Junior WRC Championship, regardless of surroundings quickest degree instances on two out of the 4 rounds he contested. He established himself as an early championship contender throughout Rally Sweden, taking the battle to native land hero Dennis Radstrom, however his perfect results of the season got here by the use of 5th on Rally d’Italia Sardegna.
Ken Torn EE / Kauri Pannas EE
With a rallying profession that started within the 2008 Estonian Early life Rally championship, Torn had an excellent debut FIA Junior WRC season in 2018, completing 5th within the championship. 2018 noticed him take victory on Rally Finland with degree wins on 4 out of 5 rallies. Torn’s 2019 marketing campaign used to be short-lived, taking two degree wins on his solution to 10th position on Rally Sweden and retiring from Excursion de Corse sooner than calling time on his 2019 FIA Junior WRC marketing campaign.
Fabrizio Zaldivar PY / Fernando Mussano AR
2019 Rally Sweden used to be an tournament of many firsts for Zaldivar, he celebrated his eighteenth birthday simply days sooner than the beginning of the development and it used to be his first time riding on snow and ice. The Paraguayan stepped forward his tempo on each rally and by means of the closing around of the season used to be in a position to safe 5th on Wales Rally GB, the most efficient results of his FIA Junior WRC profession so far.
*eligible for Rookie Award
Maciej Woda, FIA Junior WRC Group Director, mentioned: “This quantity of entries for the beginning of the season in Junior WRC speaks volumes concerning the good fortune of the championship. With the largest prize bundle in rallying for the 2020 champion, FIA Junior WRC is the very best stepping stone for any driving force wishing to ascertain themselves within the FIA International Rally Championship. With our key companions Ford, Pirelli and Wolf Lubricants all closely engaged in rally actions all the way through each point of the game, FIA Junior WRC is essentially the most obtainable championship that provides an ideal advent to all sides of the WRC.
We now have an overly spectacular lineup of entries for the hole around of the season in Sweden that also is balanced in relation to returning and contemporary faces. I’m in point of fact thinking about the championship battle forward having adopted the entire this yr’s crews intently in earlier years. I do know what each and every driving force is able to which will have to make the 2020 FIA Junior WRC Championship battle essentially the most aggressive but.”
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