Sweden’s Tom Kristensson and Joakim Sjöberg coaxed their Ford Fiesta Rally4 safely thru Sunday’s ACI Rally Monza phases to substantiate their location because the 2020 FIA Junior WRC champions.
The weekend kicked off with a three-attain fight for the crown between Kristensson, Sami Pajari and Martins Sesks. On the replace hand, Pajari crashed out on Friday morning earlier than Sesks suffered a the same destiny the next day.
Those dramas left Kristensson’s path sure and the Swede turned into ready to cruise thru Sunday’s closing three run assessments to clinch both the rally and championship victories.
He’s going to be awarded a impress-new M-Sport EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta R5 MkII accompanied by a Pirelli encourage kit of 200 tyres to utilize in the middle of the 2021 season.
“It be the very most practical day of my lifestyles for obvious. This season has been the truth is difficult and to be here and be the sphere champion is extremely fair proper,” exclaimed Kristensson, while preserving relief the tears.
Fabrizio Zaldivar turned into 11min 21.2sec in the support of on the attain with his equal-very most practical Junior WRC consequence in second, while Ruairi Bell carried out the podium another 27.9sec extra relief.
Pajari turned into fourth after a fraught weekend. The Finn rejoined the circulate following his Friday retirement and went on to affirm four stage wins, ending the rally 44min 46.6sec down on the winner.
Despite Sesks’ dramatic fracture on Saturday’s opener, he peaceable managed to affirm second in the championship standings.
Italian teen Fabio Andolfi turned into also a non-finisher after negative his engine following a shunt on Friday afternoon.