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Wed 07 Feb 2024

Carlberg: Junior ERC chance a "dream"

Calle Carlberg’s upcoming graduation to the FIA Junior ERC Championship is a “dream come true” according to the Swedish talent.

Carlberg’s Junior ERC move is his prize for winning the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup in 2023 and will give him the opportunity to follow in the wheel tracks of previous winners Laurent Pellier (2021) and Timo Schulz (2022, below).  

The 23-year-old, whose father Torbjörn co-drove his Schmack Motorsport-run Opel Corsa e-Rally to title glory, secured the career-changing incentive on last October’s Central European Rally with a five-point margin over German driver Max Reiter.  

He said at the time: “We really did it. There was so much pressure on us all weekend. I was so nervous because while I knew I really just had to finish, I also realised how quickly a mistake could happen in these incredibly difficult conditions. In the end, I was no longer thinking about the rally result, but only about the championship and I am overjoyed that we brought the Corsa Rally Electric to the finish in one piece. Many thanks to everyone who helped, and thanks especially to Max and Conny [Nemenich], who were such strong, fair opponents to us throughout the season.”

Carlberg can now look forward to challenging for Junior ERC honours in an ADAC Opel Rally Junior Team-entered Opel Corsa Rally4 equipped with Hankook tyres, the championship’s official tyre supplier. “It’s a dream come true,” he said.  

Registrations have opened for the 2024 ADAC Opel e-rally Cup powered by Gse when a Junior ERC prize drive will once again be up for grabs for the eventual winner. More information is available at www.adac.de/motorsport.  

Drivers planning to contest the 2024 Junior ERC Championship must be younger than 27 on 1 January, compete in a Rally4 or Rally5 category car, register for the FIA ERC4 Championship, and also complete the WRC Promoter GmbH Junior Driver Agreement, which is available here: https://bit.ly/JuniorERC-Commercial-Licence-2024  

The six-round 2024 FIA Junior ERC Championship season gets under way on Rally Hungary from 12 - 14 April.