Jose Caparo (Peru), Taylor Gill (Australia), Romet Jurgenson (Estonia) and Max Good (South Africa) will obtain a completely funded JWRC programme in 2024.
Organised and funded by the FIA, six driver and co-driver pairings have been chosen from regional finals held the world over to deal with six European rallies as a part of a coaching marketing campaign this yr behind the wheel of an M-Sport Ford Fiesta Rally3 automotive.
After cautious consideration by the FIA Rally Star Committee chaired by FIA Deputy President for Sport Robert Reid, Highway Sport Director Andrew Wheatley and representatives from the WRC, Rally, Drivers and Esports Commissions have made their determination.
The FIA Rally Star Committee reviewed the performances of the six drivers throughout Might’s Coaching Camp and 6 rallies, utilizing intensive and detailed evaluation. However in addition they thought-about their potential to have the ability to take the following step of their careers as they embark on an FIA Junior WRC marketing campaign in 2024.
Consequently, Caparo, Gill, Jurgenson and Good will progress, whereas Abdullah Al-Tawqi and Annia Cilloniz will not proceed within the programme.
“It wasn’t simple organising 5 Continental Finals and the Girls’s Ultimate on the again of the disruption brought on by the worldwide well being disaster, however we achieved one thing unimaginable by showcasing rallying’s accessible nature to a brand new technology of potential rivals around the globe,” stated Reid.
“On the identical time, I additionally wish to acknowledge all of the FIA Member Golf equipment and volunteer officers for his or her limitless efforts, assist and contribution.
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FIA Rally Star finalists
“We talked so much through the FIA Rally Star Continental Finals about potential quite than mere efficiency as a result of we have been by no means solely trying to see the degrees of drivers now, however whether or not they can go additional within the sport, not simply subsequent yr however effectively into the long run.
“It’s simple to measure efficiency however it’s harder to measure potential and that’s what we now have labored very arduous to do. In any case, we have been on the lookout for drivers who might be FIA Junior WRC champion in 2025 and who we really feel then have the potential to go on and change into a real rally star of the long run.“In Jose, Max, Romet and Taylor we firmly consider we now have 4 drivers with the required potential and we want them effectively in delivering on this. The FIA Junior WRC gained’t be a straightforward journey by any means, however with the assist and experience of the M-Sport Poland staff, the FIA Junior WRC construction and the FIA Highway Sport Division, they’ve the platform to be the following champions. “Offering they preserve working arduous and progressing, Abdullah and Annia may also go far in rallying. Nevertheless, the FIA Rally Star Committee agreed that the FIA Junior WRC in 2024 is only a step too far proper now. We’ll stay involved and I’m certain we’ll see them each within the service parks of the WRC sooner or later.”
The five-round 2024 FIA JWRC marketing campaign will start in Sweden from 15-18 February.