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Bulacia crowned WRC’s Most Improved Driver

Rising young Bolivian star Marco Bulacia has been voted the WRC’s Most Improved Driver of 2021 by fans on official championship website

Bulacia topped a poll of nine hard-chargers after his most successful season to date in the WRC2 premier support category.

The 21-year-old was a clear winner of the vote ahead of a tight scrap for second between Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Kalle Rovanperä and M-Sport Ford’s Adrien Fourmaux.

Rovanperä edged the Frenchman by just 0.5 per cent of the vote after becoming the youngest WRC event winner in history with victory in Estonia, aged 21.

Bulacia bagged four podiums in a Škoda Fabia Rally2, including second in Greece, to end the season fourth in the standings, level on points with third-placed Jari Huttunen. He also powered Toksport World Rally Team to second in the teams’ standings.

Bulacia said he was overjoyed to top such a prestigious list of drivers that he admired so much.

“This award is recognition of the hard work that we have been doing with my co-driver Marcelo Der Ohannesian, and it would not have been possible without the support of two great teams like Toksport and Škoda Motorsport, who gave me the opportunity to do many kilometres of tests under different conditions,” he enthused. 

Kalle Rovanperä finished second in the fan voting

“Every kilometre helped me to improve and gain more experience, something that I had been needing in previous years, and that was only possible with their great support. 

“I am happy, grateful and honoured to be the most improved driver of 2021 and I do not want to stop thanking my family, sponsors and friends, who have given me their support since I was just a child playing to be a driver in my first kart.

Thanks to all the people who supported us with their vote and who have surely followed our career throughout this great season,” he added.

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