Elfyn Evans will join fellow WRC stars Andreas Mikkelsen and Esapekka Lappi on the entry list for next month’s WRC promotional event at Shell Helix Rally Estonia (12 - 14 July).
The Welshman, who lies fourth in the WRC drivers’ standings after finishing fifth in Portugal last weekend, and co-driver Scott Martin will drive their regular Ford Fiesta World Rally Car at the three-day event in the south of the country.
Martin finished third on the rally last year alongside Craig Breen and the pair will use the fast dirt road event to warm-up for the following WRC round on similarly high-speed tracks at Neste Rally Finland (1 - 4 August).
“I’m pretty excited to be driving at this year’s Rally Estonia. I’ve never competed here before, but I’ve heard so many good things about the rally and I can’t wait to experience it for myself,” said Evans.
“The Estonian stages won’t be completely new to me though. We tested in Estonia back in 2017 and I can confirm the roads there are fairly impressive. They’re so fast, and this will be the perfect way for us to get up to speed before heading to our pre-event test in Finland.”
M-Sport Ford Team principal Rich Millener said the British squad was excited to compete in Estonia for the first time.
“We know how passionate the Estonian fans are and with WRC manufacturers sending a top-level car and crew, the atmosphere is going to be incredible,” he added.
The Tartu-based rally features nine speed tests covering almost 92km in Saturday’s opening leg, followed by six more stages on Sunday, totalling a fraction over 60km.