Freshly-crowned Junior British Rally champion Josh McErlean has secured a pressure for Wales Rally GB.
McErlean will make his WRC debut in a BRC-backed Hyundai R5 along co-driver Keaton Williams in October.
The 20-year-old joined fellow Northern Irishman Kris Meeke as a Junior BRC Champion after successful the category on the Ulster Rally with a spherical to spare.
“I do need to pinch myself,” mentioned McErlean.
“It is just simply beginning to sink in.
“To win the identify on house soil on my house tournament used to be simply wonderful.”
“I have not pushed the Hyundai i20 R5 automotive in anger so there will likely be so much to be informed and we will be able to get thrown into the deep finish,” added the Kilrea driving force.
“I have not achieved a WRC rally so I’m similarly excited for my first tournament and the place higher to get began than Wales Rally GB.
“Keaton has achieved the development sooner than in order that will likely be an enormous lend a hand, however after a couple of seasons within the BRC, I’m able to take at the problem.
“With a excellent recce, quite a lot of preparation previously, we will be able to be in excellent form to provide the development our very best shot.
“I did not suppose it could be conceivable and now the danger to pressure an R5 automotive on a WRC tournament is one thing I’m going to clutch with each fingers.
“I’ve to thank the BRC and Hyundai Motorsport for the make stronger, it is a terrific alternative for a tender driving force like myself.”