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Junior WRC Searching For WRC 2 Prize Drive Winner

After an extremely competitive start to the season, the FIA Junior World Rally Championship is set to welcome Tarmac experts aiming for the final two WRC 2 prize drives provided by tyre manufacturer and championship partner DMACK.

Aspiring young drivers can tackle Rally Deutschland and Rally de Espana, where the driver scoring the most points across both rallies will win two prize drives in WRC 2 next season.

Asphalt aces will have the opportunity to gauge their pace against the championship regulars and battle to drive an M-Sport-prepared Ford Fiesta R5 on two world rallies in 2018. Any driver aged 29 or under is eligible to tackle the Junior WRC.

Competing in identical Ford Fiesta R2T cars equipped with DMACK tyres, the last round in Poland had four different rally leaders, trading places at the top of the time-sheets all weekend. Additional points are awarded for each stage victory, making the final outcome even more exciting.

Spain’s Nil Solans and Miki Ibanez currently lead the series after winning all three events so far this year. Round four takes places at Neste Rally Finland on 27-30 July.

Maciek Woda, Junior WRC manager, said:

“The split format of the prize structure opens up the opportunity for more competitors to challenge for the WRC 2 prize drives and the final two events in Germany and Spain are more attractive to drivers with greater experience on Tarmac.

“The open nature of the championship allows young drivers to join for two rallies and challenge the series regulars. It really is the best opportunity to win such a significant prize.”