Tuesday | 23 Mar 2021

Eager Kajto returns for WRC3 title tilt

Popular Pole Kajetan Kajetanowicz will return to WRC3 this season to chase a maiden world title.

The triple European champion will contest a seven-round programme in a latest-specification Skoda Fabia Rally2 prepared by Spanish firm RaceSeven. He begins at next month’s asphalt Croatia Rally (22 - 25 April), while the other six events have not been confirmed.

The Lotos Rally Team driver starts as one of the title favourites after finishing third last year following a three-way battle for the crown at the final round in Italy. He ended behind Jari Huttunen and Marco Bulacia, who have stepped up to WRC2.

This will be a fourth consecutive WRC season for Kajetanowicz, who is again co-driven by fellow countryman Maciej Szczepaniak. The pair finished second in the third-tier category in 2019 after the first of two consecutive victories on the rough roads of Rally Turkey.

Kajetanowicz revealed a new livery for the Fabia and said the more WRC experience he gained, the more he realised how much work is required in a title-challenging campaign.

“We are facing seven World Rally Championship rounds and this season looks to be even more difficult than the previous one. We chose the same car which took us to a top-three finish in the WRC3 last year,” he explained.

“I feel confident in this machine and our experience, routines and set-up will for sure pay off. We feel huge support from Spanish outfit RaceSeven – team spirit in the service zone fuels our motivation.

“We scored third place, we finished as runners-up, so you can guess what is needed to feel the ultimate satisfaction. There is nothing to hide: we will fight for the championship. In order to achieve this goal, we need to do our best, give everything and sometimes even more.”