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Fisher targets WRC 2 in 2015

FIA JWRC runner-up Alastair Fisher has set his sights on stepping up to WRC 2 in 2015.

Fisher won the JWRC category in France and Britain to secure the championship runners-up spot behind Stéphane Lefebvre, and the Northern Irishman would like to follow the Frenchman up the WRC ladder next season.

“We’ve spent our time now in the junior formulas. I think we’ve always had the pace since 2012, but a few mistakes on my part and a few mechanical problems have kept us away from perhaps winning in one of the years,” said 26-year-old Fisher.

“We would like to be in WRC 2 next year but it’s a lot of commitment and a lot of money so we’ll have to work hard over the winter.”

Fisher, who finished third in the WRC Academy in 2011, sees either a Citroen DS3 R5 or a Ford Fiesta R5 as the best potential options.

Alastair Fisher - won JWRC at Wales Rally GB

“I’ve never driven an R5 car. I have some small S2000 experience, but we have to test the Ford and Citroen and see what is the best option. It would be nice to get a run in both cars over the next couple of months and anything else that is out there.

“We need a reliable car and we’ve had good results with Citroen over the past few seasons, but we also have history with Ford as well so we need to see the best way to go,” he said.

Fisher expects to make a decision by February next year with a view to opening his championship challenge at Rally de Portugal (21 - 24 May) if a WRC 2 programme comes to fruition.

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