Wed 13 Mar 2024

Home ERC success just for starters, says Hungary Csomós

Miklós Csomós plans to go large in 2024 with the FIA European Rally Championship the Hungarian star’s “priority”.

ERC podium finisher Csomós is targeting a 12-event season and is working hard to finalise the necessary funding.  

He said: “Our season will obviously depend on the means, but the plan is to compete, in addition to the European championships, in a few national championship races and further one or two races abroad. We are planning 10 or 12 races this year, which may seem a lot for the first sight, but we will try. But it is clear that the European championship is the priority. We want to start well on home soil, because that would set the tone for the whole year.”

Csomós scored a breakthrough ERC podium on Barum Czech Rally Zlín last August and was on course to win Rally Hungary in October only to crash out on the penultimate stage. But with the event moving away from his native Zemplén region to Veszprém for 2024, the 30-year-old concedes he won’t necessarily enjoy a home advantage in his pursuit of victory.  

“There will certainly be more competitors, which will hopefully attract more spectators to the side of the stages – and it should be mentioned that seeing the ERC field on gravel will be a fantastic experience,” Csomós said. “The Veszprém event is not as much a home race for me as the Zemplén one was, I’ve competed here only two or three times, so there will be new parts for me, but that makes it even more special and I am looking forward to it even more.

“In this time of the year, we can only prepare physically and mentally, but from mid-March we will start the tests: preferably two or three-day ones, so that we could be ready for April.   

The fifth edition of Rally Hungary takes place from 12 - 14 April. Tickets are on sale here:

Starts: Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 4:31:00 AM
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