Fri 05 Apr 2024

Triple threat: Sesks, Llarena and Mabellini named in MRF ERC line-up

MRF Tyres Europe will field a three-car team in this year's FIA European Rally Championship, which begins next week at V-Híd Rally Hungary (12 - 14 April).

MRF Tyres Europe will field a three-car team in this year's FIA European Rally Championship, which begins next week at V-Híd Rally Hungary (12 - 14 April).

Efrén Llarena, winner of the drivers' championship in 2022, embarks on his third campaign for the Indian tyre giant, and will steer a Škoda Fabia RS Rally2 alongside co-driver Sara Fernández.

As well as the Spaniards, Latvia's Mārtiņš Sesks and co-driver Renars Francis also remain in the team. Sesks, a three-time ERC rally winner who finished as runner-up in last year's championship, is piloting an all-new Toyota GR Yaris Rally2 supplied by Sports Racing Technologies.

Young Italians Andrea Mabellini and Virginia Lenzi complete the line-up in another Škoda, while customer driver Giacomo Costenaro will strengthen MRF Tyres' presence by contesting a selected schedule of events.

"We’re ready for this new chapter in the FIA European Rally Championship with an absolutely valuable lineup," said Vivek Ponnusamy, CEO of MRF Tyres Europe.

"Martins, Efrén, and Andrea have already achieved important satisfactions and we decided to continue with them to give continuity to a project that has a dual purpose: the sporting result and the development of our tires. We have all it takes to aim high and we will do so from the first race in Hungary."

Latvia
Starts: Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 4:31:00 AM
Italy
Starts: Friday, July 26, 2024 at 7:00:00 AM
Hungary
Starts: Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 6:00:00 AM