Subsequent month’s opening spherical of the FIA Junior WRC Championship in Sweden has attracted a stellar access of younger hotshots bidding to observe within the tracks of rallying legends Sébastiens Loeb and Ogier.

16 crews have entered Rally Sweden (13 – 16 February), that includes a mixture of drivers who’ve already featured within the WRC at the next stage, kids getting back from the category of 2019 and several other freshmen new to the collection.

Italy’s Fabio Andolfi will get started as one of the most favourites. His profession highlights come with a WRC 2 victory in Corsica and a podium spot in Turkey remaining season en path to completing 5th within the WRC 2 championship.

Ulsterman Jon Armstrong, the 2018 WRC eSports champion and a finalist once more remaining yr, returns to the actual global of rallying. His CV features a most sensible 10 WRC 2 end in Spain in 2017 and two Fiesta Trophy victories the former season.

Tom Kristensson heads the returnees. The Swede led the championship for many of remaining season after wins on house flooring and in Finland, sooner than having to accept 2nd. His comfort was once successful the Rookie Award.

Different 2019 collection entrants returning this season are Romania’s Raul Badiu, Italy’s Enrico Oldrati, Estonia’s Ken Torn, Latvia’s Martins Sesks and Paraguay’s Fabrizio Zaldivar.

They’re joined via AKK Flying Finn Long run Famous person Award winner Sami Pajari, who inspired on his debut on house flooring.

Newbies come with Briton Ruairi Bell and Italy’s Marco Pollara, either one of whom are M-Recreation FIA Junior WRC scholarship winners along Pajari and Torn.

Oscar Solberg, son of Henning, nephew to 2003 global champion Petter and cousin to Oliver, has entered, whilst Britain’s Catie Munnings steps up from the Eu Championship, wherein she gained the women name in 2016.

Tommaso Ciuffi, 2019 End junior Championship runner-up Lauri Joona and Swede Pontus Lönnström entire the access.

Each Loeb and Ogier are earlier name winners and the 2020 champion will force away with a brand new Ford Fiesta R5, 200 Pirelli tyres, loose registration into the 2021 WRC Three collection and 5 loose rally entries. All competition will probably be on the wheel of Fiesta R2 vehicles.

Junior WRC group director Maciej Woda predicted essentially the most aggressive name fight but.

“I’m actually desirous about the championship struggle forward having adopted all of this yr’s crews carefully in earlier years. I do know what each and every driving force is in a position to which will have to make the 2020 FIA Junior WRC Championship struggle essentially the most aggressive but,” he mentioned.

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