Furuseth in ERC recovery mode after tough Czech break
Sindre Furuseth is hoping the 75th PZM Rally Poland will signal a change of fortune after bad luck dogged his progress in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship for the second event running on Barum Czech Rally Zlín last week.
Furuseth’s record in the Pirelli-supported category reads two starts, two DNFs following a spate of mechanical failures, which have undermined his huge potential at the wheel of his SF Rally Opel ADAM R2.
After retiring from Saturday’s action when a snapped wishbone on landing a jump triggered a series of failures, the Norwegian restarted on leg two only for bad luck to strike again.
“We expected the left-hand side [wishbone] to be quite worn since the right broke so we changed both sides,” Furuseth explained. “But we think it was the upright on the left side that just snapped but we need to check the car properly when we get back [to Norway]. Everything was fitted as it should be, we change parts all the time so we don’t understand what happened, it’s not like we hit anything. But the driveshaft was pulled out of the gearbox and we could not continue. It’s disappointing, maybe the worse rally of my career.
“Now we must recover for Poland. I’m Scandinavian so I should be good on gravel but I believe I have a god package on Tarmac as well, it’s just wet Tarmac is not my favourite surface.”