18 Dec 09
Norwegian Eyvind Brynildsen has become the latest driver to confirm an entry in the FIA's newly announced championship for Super 2000 cars in 2010.
Brynildsen, 21, finished this year's Production Car World Championship in sixth place, but ended the season in winning form after switching from a Mitsubishi Lancer to a Skoda Fabia S2000 for the last two rallies.
Accompanied by co-driver Denis Giraudet, Brynildsen won the Group N class on the penultimate round of the season in Catalunya, and stormed to his first ever Production class victory at the final event, Rally GB.
Brynildsen's celebrations in Wales proved short-lived, however, when he was excluded from the results after his car was found to have been fitted - unintentionally - with non regulation brakes.
Next year Brynildsen will be back with the Skoda, run by Rene Georges Rally Sport, and will take on other S2000 drivers, including new Fiesta drivers Janne Tuohino, Xevi Pons, Bernardo Sousa and Martin Prokop.
His season will start with two test events in January in Norway (Sigdals Rally and Mountain Rally) and then continue with the Swedish rally, the opening of the S-WRC. The other events included in his program are Mexico, Jordan, Portugal, Germany, France and GB.
Visit wrc.com on Monday 21 December to read an EXCLUSIVE Q&A with Eyvind about the forthcoming season.