Badiu enters his fourth season of FIA Junior WRC, including a cameo appearance on Rally Turkey for the finale of the 2018 championship. The Romanian demonstrated raw speed on all three surfaces Junior WRC competed on throughout 2019 posting top-three stage times and earning a career best of fourth on Rally d’Italia Sardegna before a horrific accident on Rally Finland. Badiu returned to action on Rally Sweden in 2020, taking his first stage win Torsby Sprint and his second came on the second pass of the same stage on his way to fifth. Heading to Croatia, Badiu has experience on similar roads with performances to prove it after an ERC3 podium on Rally Hungary in 2020 in an inferior car.

Nationality ROU
Date of Birth 27.04.1992
Birthplace Romania
FIA Junior WRC debut 2018 (Rally Turkey)
FIA Junior WRC wins 0
FIA Junior WRC podiums 0
FIA Junior WRC stage wins 5
Co-Driver Rares Fetean