ERC – ERC1 Junior champion Mares gears up for Azores assault


*Czech skills makes employ of second ERC prize power on season-opening Azores Rallye

*Mixed programme of events planned for 2020, including Rally Sweden

*Mareš: “It is a long way amazing that we’ve so mountainous alternative this one year”

Filip Mareš will continue to articulate his skills within the FIA European Rally Championship in 2020, starting with subsequent month’s Azores Rallye.

The day outing, the second of two prize drives for successful the ERC1 Junior title in 2019, will enable Mareš to further showcase his emergence as a discover performer on gravel, whereas also promoting Czech Motorsport, a brand unusual advertising and verbal replace initiative from the Autoclub of the Czech Republic, an extended-time period supporter of his occupation.

On the other hand, sooner than he contests the Azores Rallye, Mares will step as a lot as the FIA World Rally Championship for the principle time on subsequent week’s Rally Sweden alongside frequent co-driver Jan Hloušek.

“It is a long way amazing that we’ve so mountainous alternative this one year,” acknowledged Mareš, 28. “It used to be a dream from childhood to originate on a global championship occasion and I’m able to face this enlighten. I could perchance maybe well perchance decide to thank my companions for the chance to picture them and I am promising that I will perform some of the on the stages at home and in a foreign country.”

Jan Šťovíček, President of the Autoclub of the Czech Republic, acknowledged: “Filip is one in all the faces of our unusual verbal replace tag, Czech Motorsport, which moves closer collectively the carrying actions of the Autoclub to a mighty wider spectrum of followers.”

As smartly as a programme of European and world championship events, Mareš will contest rounds of his nationwide championship, including Barum Czech Rally Zlín, a combined ERC and MČR (Czech championship) occasion from 28-30 August.

Kresta Racing, the crew operated by Czech rallying legend Roman Kresta, who impressed Mareš to originate competing, has been retained to elope Mareš and Hloušek in a Rally2-specification ŠKODA Fabia R5 Evo

Meanwhile, the Azores Rallye takes keep from 26-28 March the utilization of basically all-gravel stages. The route involves the enduring Sete Cidades check, fragment of which runs alongside the rim of a volcanic crater lake, as its deciding stage. Mareš and Hloušek comprise one Azores Rallye originate to their title relationship wait on to 2017 when they completed third in ERC3 Junior.

Did you know?
Mareš beat Chris Ingram to the ERC1 Junior title by 0.3s in a closing-stage decider on Barum Czech Rally Zlín final August to keep 100,000 euros in occupation make stronger.

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