Rossel eyes WRC2 improve

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Rossel eyes WRC2 improve


Rossel clinched the title at FORUM8 ACI Rally Monza final Sunday (21 November) after a rally-long tussle with Škoda Fabia Rally2 rival Kajetan Kajetanowicz which went all the way down to the final stage. 
Nonetheless, the Citroën C3 Rally2 star just isn’t resting on his laurels and has already revealed plans to progress to WRC2 – the division between WRC3 and the WRC’s top-flight – in 2022. 
“Truthfully, I hope this can simply be one step for my profession and in 2022 I hope for a full programme in WRC2,” Rossel admitted. 
“I believe [the plan is to drive in] WRC2 with Citroën, however it’s not clear in the intervening time. In a number of days I believe it’s okay, as a result of Monte-Carlo is simply two months away. If we have to win then we [need to] put together now,” he added. 

If he have been to make the step to WRC2, Rossel would probably come up towards stiff competitors. 
His fellow WRC3 driver Chris Ingram can also be planning an assault on the sequence subsequent 12 months, while present champion Andreas Mikkelsen has confirmed he’ll defend his crown on the season opener. Nikolay Gryazin, who set the WRC2 tempo in Monza, can also be anticipated to return. 
However the Frenchman additionally needs to savour his 2021 success. He has had a robust 12 months, with victories in Monte Carlo, Italy and Belgium. 
There have been lows too, together with his disqualification from EKO Acropolis Rally Greece in September and the lack of his co-driver Alex Coria, who was snapped up by M-Sport Ford hotshot Adrien Fourmaux part-way by way of the season.

Greece disqualification was a blowRossel’s championship win got here proper on the demise. He began the ultimate Monza take a look at 1.6sec behind Kajetanowicz, however edged the Pole by 4.7sec with a late cost and moved forward to seal glory. 
“It was loopy,” he defined, “I had plenty of points with my season, with a change of co-driver and being disqualified after Greece and issues like that. For the entire crew and everybody serving to me it’s simply good to finish like this. 
“The sensation was simply loopy on the finish. It was so shut with Kajetan and I had only one goal and that was to go flat out. I pushed for the Energy Stage and all was okay and my focus was on the driving. It was good.”



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