Breen and Hirvonen to tackle RallyLegend

Craig Breen and Mikko Hirvonen are the first big names from the modern WRC era to be confirmed for this year’s RallyLegend event in Italy (11-14 October).

The pair will tackle the San Marino-based asphalt rally in World Rally Cars that graced the championship’s stages 10 years ago.

Citroën team driver Breen will take the wheel of a C4 WRC - the same model that carried Sébastien Loeb to four WRC titles between 2007-2010. He’ll contest the three-day event alongside his WRC co-driver Scott Martin.

Hirvonen is entered in a car that will be very familiar to him - a Ford Focus WRC. The Finn claimed 12 wins for Ford in various evolutions of the model from 2006 until 2010 - and famously came within one point of winning the drivers’ championship in 2009.

It will be Hirvonen’s first taste of competition in a World Rally Car since a one-off appearance at a Spanish national rally in a MINI John Cooper Works in 2015, a year after he retired from the WRC. He’ll be joined in the Focus by long-time co-driver Jarmo Lehtinen.

This year’s event will celebrate 50 years of Martini in motorsport and will bring together iconic Martini-liveried cars and their drivers. One star already confirmed is two-time world champion Miki Biasion, who took the 1988 and 1989 titles in a Martini Lancia Delta Integrale.


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