PEUGEOT pilot Pellier plots strong ERC Junior U28 finale
Laurent Pellier will complete his stint as the recipient of the PEUGEOT Rally Academy prize drive in the FIA European Rally Championship when the 2018 reaches its climax on Rally Liepāja from 12-14 October.
Pellier earned his opportunity by winning the 208 Rally Cup in his native France last season, which also gave him the chance to step up from two- to four-wheel-drive machinery.
A graduate of the ERC Junior Experience, Pellier has belied his lack of knowledge of R5 performance to become a regular points-scorer in ERC Junior Under 28, as well as claiming an outright stage win on Rally Islas Canarias in May.
“Since my participation in the ERC Junior Experience here in 2017, I’m going to Latvia with a lot of stages to discover in a four-wheel-drive car,” said Pellier. “The competitive distance will be just above 200 kilometres so we need to be attentive and focus during reconnaissance and Free Practice to be 100 per cent ready.
“The roads can be wide then narrow and some times we have to throw off the ropes and go in big drifts without braking. We hope we can get a good result with the PEUGEOT 208 T16 during the final round. We want to finish the season with the best result possible for the PEUGEOT Rally Academy.”