Ralfs Sirmacis will be trying his best to win the FIA European Junior Rally Championship category on the auto24 Rally Estonia, in what he says is “almost like driving at home.”
Co-driven by Artūrs Šimins, the 21-year old Latvian driver has been brilliantly quick this season, although bad luck has recently denied him a top-place finish in his Sport Racing Technologies Peugeot 208 R2. This Sirmacis hopes to put right on the fast gravel roads of south east Estonia.
“Rally Estonia is the most likeable rally of the ERC Junior season for us,” said Sirmacis. “It is only 300 kilometres away from our home town of Riga and Estonia will provide wonderful gravel stages, very similar to those that we drove before competing in the ERC. We are training hard and giving our best to win Rally Estonia. Driving in Estonia is almost like driving at home. We hope for good weather, great competition and action like never before in this ERC Junior season!”
Sirmacis will be joined in Estonia next week by his SRT team-mate Vasily Gryazin, who since the Ypres Rally has been on honeymoon in Cuba.
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