Time flies and just less then 80 days left til the fourth round of FIA ERC championship – auto24 Rally Estonia will be held on 17-19th of July. Lot of work has been done and the goal is clear for everybody – to organize a top quality event as it is the first time FIA ERC round is held in Estonia. This week Mitsubishi ex-works driver and 2002 PWRC runner-up Kristian Sohlberg announced that he will start in auto24 Rally Estonia with DMACK and vivus.fi colored Ford Fiesta R5 run by Autotek. It is a perfect way for the Finn to prepare himself and the car for Neste Oil Rally Finland.
But participating in auto24 Rally Estonia isn´t just a test or training for Sohlberg. It is a real deal as he aims for the overall podium.
Kristian Sohlberg: „First we had a plan to start only in Finland, but thanks to my new sports manager we have found the budget to come to auto24 Rally Estonia. It is a perfect opportunity for me, my co-driver Peter Flythström and Autotek to prepare us before Neste Oil Rally Finland. 15 stages, 235 kilometers and strong competition with fast drivers like Esapekka Lappi – this is what we expect from auto24 Rally Estonia. The goal? Podium!“
FIA European Rally Championship is the longest running rally championship, celebrating 62 years in 2014. Starting from 2013, the promotor of the series is Eurosport Events who made a 10-year-agreement with the FIA.
In addition to being a part of ERC in 2014, auto24 Rally Estonia is also a round of FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship and Estonian Autorally Championship. auto24 Rally Estonia is held on 17-19th of July.