Klausz bids to step up from ERC3 Junior a winner
Kristóf Klausz is determined to prove his talent in the FIA ERC3 Junior Championship this season – because it’s likely to be his last at R2 level.
With an R5 future already in motion, Klausz views ERC3 Junior as unfinished business and wants to make the most of his 2019 campaign alongside new co-driver Ágnes Farnadi, before he steps up full time.
“We still need to learn a lot about the R5 category and we plan to do that in the Hungarian and Mitropa championships,” said the Hungarian, 22. “But we would not like to miss the ERC either because it goes to great places with fantastic rally stages and strong competitors.”
Klausz has competed in ERC Junior on a regular basis since 2015, although he has never mounted a full championship campaign.
“It is a big challenge for myself,” said Klausz. “We have already proved our knowledge and competence in the Hungarian and Austrian championships and also in the nearby countries that we can be on the top. However, the ERC is different. It needs so much more preparation and with an R2 car I believe this is my last year to prove my competence at international level.
“We want to learn continuously but also try to win and get a good result in the races we don’t know. I expect big fights, but we have the target to build up our progression to achieve our goals.”
Klausz will begin his 2019 ERC3 Junior campaign on this week’s Rally Islas Canarias at the wheel of a Pirelli-equipped, Klaus Motorsport-run Peugeot 208 R2.