Armstrong set for spanish title showdown
11 October 2021
Jon Armstrong is ready for one last charge as his Junior WRC campaign goes down to the wire on its Rally Spain finale. 14 points separate the top three crews heading to Spain which acts as a double-points round.
The title is all to play for. With a prize package consisting of a Rally2 Ford Fiesta, 200 Pirelli tyres, and free WRC 3 and event registration; there will be nothing left wanting among title rivals Armstrong, Pajari, and Sesks.
“We're ready for Spain,” said Armstrong, “we've been treating it like any other rally. We're doing our usual preparation. “We can take confidence from our last rally in Ypres but still need to keep focused on our prep. It has worked so far this season.”
Their last round, Ypres Rally, was undoubtedly Armstrong and Hall's strongest so far. The one-minute victory margin was the result of both raw speed and a professionally managed drive. Ypres was Armstrong’s second asphalt success this year and he’ll be hoping for his third in Spain.
“I've done Rally Spain three times and have some good memories. We were winners in the Drive DMACK Trophy. The other two years probably didn't go as well so I have that in my mind. “I need to do what I've been doing all year and bring that to Spain.”
“The whole Junior WRC experience has been brilliant this year, I've really enjoyed it. This is the most professional I've felt in my rally career. “We're going to treat the last rally like any other and try to find the best performance that we can.”
1. Pajari / Salminen 2. Armstrong / Hall 3. Sesks / Francis 4. Joona / Koponen 5. Creighton / Regan
91 pts 88 77 52 45