Armstrong and McRae in the FIA ERC

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Programs in FIA ERC for the two British drivers

The 2024 European Rally Championship continues to take shape, with confirmations from Jon Armstrong and Max McRae following the recent announcements of Marzcky, Paddon, and Ostberg’s programs.

29-year-old Jon Armstrong, winner of the FIA ERC3 in the previous edition, is leaving behind the Ford Fiesta Rally3 that brought him so much success last year to move up to the more powerful Ford Fiesta Rally2. The Kesh driver will compete under the M-Sport colors, supported by the MI Rally Academy and other valuable partners. Alongside him, dictating the notes, will be the Irishman Eoin Treacy.

“It’s a dream come true to have the opportunity to complete a full year at the wheel of a Rally2 car. We’ve been working towards this for many years, and I’m very grateful to M-Sport for the opportunity, along with the support of the MI Rally Academy, Seacon UK, C&M Motorsport Sales, and all my closest partners.” – declares the British driver – “It’s fantastic to work closely with Eoin Treacy and the MI Academy this year, and I’m truly proud to represent the rally community at home. I’m excited to collaborate with the other members of the MI Academy and work together to achieve our goals.”

Another British driver joining the European series is Max McRae. The 19-year-old from Lanark will participate in the six rounds of the FIA ERC Junior with a Peugeot 208 Rally4. McRae’s goal is to improve on the seventh place he achieved in the previous season, his debut year, in the FIA ERC Junior. In addition to the European Rally Championship program, McRae will also compete in the top British championship driving the Ford Fiesta Rally2 with M-Sport colors.