ERC charger Jeets longs for longest Valais day
It hasn’t been the best of FIA European Rally Championship events so far for Raul Jeets, but the Estonian driver hopes to make the most of the longest day on the Rallye International du Valais, when he returns under Rally 2 rules tomorrow.
Co-driven by Kristo Kraag, Jeets has struggled with engine problems in his MM-Motorsport Ford Fiesta R5 all event. Yesterday he was forced to turn the anti-lag system off and run in road mode, and today the car cut out near the start on Leg 2’s opening stage and refused to restart.
With 44% of the stage distance on tomorrow’s itinerary, and 114.66 kilometres of competition still ahead, Jeets is hopeful that the electrical problem can be fixed and that he’ll end up gaining the experience he’d come to Switzerland to get.
“We hope we can fix the car and 90 percent I think we will start tomorrow,” said Jeets. “Tomorrow is the longest day of the event with the longest stages, so we are keen to return and learn as much as we can about this event.”