The first Estonian rally driver who won a WRC event and the winner of the first Rally Estonia Markko Märtin announced that he will start at Shell Helix Rally Estonia held on 12-14 of July. He will drive the latest generation Ford Fiesta WRC from M-Sport and his co-driver will be Kristo Kraag. A total of 7 latest generation WRC cars are now in the entry list of the Official WRC Promotional event Shell Helix Rally Estonia.
Markko Märtin has won 5 WRC events during his active career. He has been working closely as a mentor with the current leader of the WRC series Ott Tänak. As an addition to Shell Helix Rally Estonia entry list Markko Märtin and Kristo Kraag are real treat for the rally fans who can cheer the two most successful Estonian rally drivers at Shell Helix Rally Estonia.
Urmo Aava, Director Shell Helix Rally Estonia:
“Our goal was to have 4 WRC Manufacturers teams at Shell Helix Rally Estonia. The addition of Markko Märtin and Kristo Kraag with Ford Fiesta WRC is in my opinion on the same level of importance. In 2010 they became the first winners of Rally Estonia and we are honored to have them here again. Markko has an important role in the development of Estonian rally. Rally Estonia is part of it and I’m looking forward to his feedback about the stages and organization of our event.”
There will be a total of 7 latest generation WRC cars at Shell Helix Rally Estonia: Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja (Toyota Yaris WRC), Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin (Ford Fiesta WRC), Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm (Citroen C3 WRC), Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jaeger-Amland (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC), Craig Breen and Paul Nagle (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC), Markko Märtin and Kristo Kraag (Ford Fiesta WRC), Georg Gross and Raigo Mõlder (Ford Fiesta WRC). Besides them Valerii Gorban and Sergei Larens (Mini Cooper WRC) with older generation WRC car.
For spectators and rally fans who are coming to Estonia but haven’t found or booked their accommodation yet, we suggest to go to Shell Helix Rally Estonia official webpage and find different options for accommodation in a very wide price range.
Rally passes are available on Shell Helix Rally Estonia official website rallyestonia.com until the end of June with a special price of 29 euros. From July the price of the rally pass will be 34 euros.
Shell Helix Rally Estonia 2019 is run on 12-14 July 2019 in Tartu, Otepää, Elva, Kanepi and Kambja. It is a round of Estonian and Latvian Championship and FIA European Rally Trophy as well as an Official WRC promotional event.
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