Thu 13 Oct 2022

Masters Cup offers fun factor for Kremer

Armin Kremer has been able to combine competition with family time alongside co-driving daughter Ella this season.

Kremer’s 30-year career has seen him win three German rally titles, in 1996, 1998 and 1999, as well as the 2001 European Championship and 2003 Asia-Pacific Championship. 

The German star has contested selected WRC2 rounds in recent years before making a full assault on the WRC2 Cup for Masters - a series open to drivers over the age of 50 - this season 

Sitting in the right-hand seat for many rounds this year has been Kremer’s 23-year-old daughter Ella, an accomplished co-driver in her own right. 

“Okay, I am a little bit older now,” joked 53-year-old Kremer. “The Masters [Cup] is a really good idea, and at the moment that is my only focus. 

“I have been having such fun together with my daughter and we are really happy with everything. We have good communication in the car and the facts are always clear in what we are doing. It’s really amazing for us,” he added.

Kremer, who usually campaigns a Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo, holds a 14-point lead over Mauro Miele heading into next week’s penultimate round RallyRACC - Rally de España. 

He contested Repco Rally New Zealand earlier this month and won the category by more than a minute on a one-off drive in a Saintéloc-prepared Citroën C3. 

“[New Zealand] was really crazy,” he reflected. “We had some troubles in the rain, but I think that’s normal for everyone. We just found a good speed and we were always checking what the other drivers were doing so that we could control the pace.”

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