Armstrong to drive new Rally3 in Poland
10 Jun 2021
Jon Armstrong will sample ERC action as he secures a Rally Poland drive in M-Sport Poland’s brand new Ford Fiesta Rally3. His focus remains on Junior WRC but Rally Poland will be valuable for Junior WRC’s next round - Rally Estonia.
Why Rally Poland?
“It made sense to make this opportunity happen because I want some experience on fast, gravel roads before Estonia. “I’m really grateful to Thrustmaster, Seacon UK, and Veemann; their support along with those behind the scenes have made this experience possible."
Rally Poland was part of the World Rally Championship when Armstrong competed on it five years ago. That event brought Armstrong his first win in WRC’s Drive Dmack Cup as he finished fastest of 12 top R2 crews.
Rally3 vs Rally4
M-Sport Poland’s Rally3 car is based on the same chassis as the Rally4 Fiesta Armstrong has used in the Junior WRC so far this year. The key difference is Rally3's step-up to four-wheel-drive. “Rallying four-wheel-drive again is a great chance to develop even more as a driver."
“It’s great to have three fantastic companies back me to do an extra rally like this and I’d like to thank them all for their support. Thrustmaster has backed me since my virtual rally adventures and having Veemann and Seacon UK come onboard for Rally Poland was crucial to making my Rally3 drive happen as well."