The FIA Junior WRC is the place to find the rally stars of the future.
Open to all drivers aged 29 or under, the Junior WRC in association with DMACK represents a cost-effective route onto the stages of the FIA World Rally Championship, with great prize drives on offer to the winners.
Previous champions include Sébastien Loeb (2001) Dani Sordo (2005), Sébastien Ogier (2008), Craig Breen (2011) and Elfyn Evans (2012) – all drivers who have gone on to star at the highest level of the sport.
In 2017, all competitors will drive identical 1.0-litre turbocharged Ford Fiesta R2T cars prepared by M-Sport. DMACK will supply upgraded versions of its gravel and asphalt tyres and will provide seven prize drives in WRC 2 in 2018 at the wheel of a Fiesta R5.
The prizes have been structured to give the greatest chance of success and drivers need only compete on a minimum of one event from the six-round calendar.
The competitor with the most points from the first two rounds in France and Italy will secure two prize drives. The same is on offer from the next two rounds in Poland and Finland, and also for the final pairing in Germany and Spain. A seventh prize drive will be awarded to the overall championship winner.
The championship follows the successful ‘arrive and drive’ format with M-Sport supplying the car, fuel, tyres, servicing and hospitality. It is open to drivers born on or after 1 January 1988 and features several training workshops during the season.
- All Junior WRC competitors will drive Ford Fiesta R2T cars.
- Cars are front-wheel drive and have a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine that develops 180bhp.
- The gearbox is five-speed sequential and electronically controlled.
- Crews will have a controlled supply of DMACK tyres on each event.
Junior WRC Calendar 2017
|Rally Sweden||15.02. - 18.02.2018|
|Tour de Corse||05.04. - 08.04.2018|
|Vodafone Rally de Portugal||17.05. - 20.05.2018|
|Neste Rally Finland||26.07. - 29.07.2018|
|Marmaris Rally Turkey||13.09. - 16.09.2018|