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‘Crazy’ Alonso returns to fight for ERC2 title glory

2019-03-18T20:34:35+01:00March 18th, 2019|2019, Azores Rallye|

Juan Carlos Alonso will continue to commute from Argentina to chase success in the FIA European Rally Championship’s ERC2 division this season.

After winning his class on the season-opening Azores Rallye last year, Alonso suffered a spate of bad luck and dropped out of the title reckoning as a result.

However, he’s determined to hit back and win the ERC’s production category with a programme of at least five ERC2 events.

He said: “I’m a bit crazy because the economic situation in our country is very difficult. But I am here to try to win the championship, that is our reason. I think it is the last chance so we try to do the best.”

Alonso will continue to compete in a Proracing-prepared Mitsubishi Lancer with co-driver and compatriot Juan Pablo Monasterolo.

“We were really unlucky last year but we showed a good performance with the car and good speed. I think it’s possible for us to win the championship but we need to fight.”

Sergey Remennik/Marina Danilova and Luís Pimentel/Nuno Moura will battle Alonso/Monasterolo for ERC2 honours in the Azores.