Mon 01 May 2023

Kremer praises Croatia Rally organisers

German privateer Armin Kremer has praised the organisers of last month's Croatia Rally after he opened his WRC Masters Cup with a win in Zagreb.

The Škoda Fabia RS Rally2 driver led from the start of the event, won 13 of 20 stages and took a maiden 2023 success by more than five-and-a-half minutes from fellow Fabia driver, Austrian Johannes Keferböck.

Understandably, Kremer enjoyed his second Croatian Masters Cup win in as many years.

“The organisation in Croatia,” Kremer said, “make a really great job, a really fantastic and nice rally.

“We always see a lot of fans here and that’s what impressed me the most was the number of spectators on the [side of the] road. It’s really, really nice and fantastic to see that.”

Talking about his efforts to go one better than his Masters Cup runners-up spot last season, Kremer added: “We start here the Masters season and to win this race is optimal for us and we will see what we can do in Portugal and Sardinia – they are the next ones for us. The new Škoda is running well and we are happy for the moment.”

Despite winning two more rallies than eventual 2022 champion Mauro Miele, Kremer lost last year's title race by just four points.

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