Thu 09 Jun 2022

Sesks eyes ERC Open success on MRF debut

Mārtiņš Sesks headlines the ERC Open entry for Orlen 78th Rally Poland this week (10 - 12 June) on his Team MRF Tyres debut.

The Latvian driver holds third in the championship having won the Azores Rallye, although he missed the previous round at Rally Islas Canarias. 

He announced last week that he would join Team MRF Tyres for the remainder of the season and the roads around the Masurian lake district will play the perfect host for his debut.

Poland’s all-gravel stages share a similar high-speed nature with Sesks’ home roads around Liepāja and the 22-year-old can’t wait to get going in his Škoda Fabia Rally2 Kit.  

“It’s a really nice thing to happen now in the mid-season,” Sesks said of his MRF deal. “This gives us a new boost for the future, so I am really excited.

“I really hope that this will be a long-term relationship and I want to get to work as soon as possible in Poland,” he added.

Suzuki Motor Ibérica will field a pair of identical Michelin-shod Suzuki Swift R4LLY S cars driven by championship leader Joan Vinyes and team-mate Alberto Monarri. 

Vinyes has won two out of three rounds already this season and finished fourth in his category on this event last year, while Monarri has no prior knowledge of the Polish roads. 

  • Full coverage from Rally Poland is available on WRC+ All Live here, including every stage broadcast as it happens as well as key interviews, features and expert analysis from the service park.
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