Sat 20 Apr 2024

Armstrong steps up in the ERC in style

Jon Armstrong marked the start of his first full season competing in the FIA European Rally Championship’s top tier with a career best eighth-place finish on V-Híd Rally Hungary last weekend.

The 29-year-old was at the wheel of an M-Sport Poland-run Ford Fiesta Rally2 having claimed the FIA ERC3 title in 2023 driving a Fiesta Rally3.   


He said: “It was a stellar weekend in Hungary with a fantastic result for us, eighth overall after 12 really tough stages. It’s been a great start to the season already and we were happy with where our pace was.   


“We were improving with each kilometre and when I found a better confidence and feeling I was more comfortable with everything.”  


Armstrong added: “The Sunday stages were very tough and rough with a lot of bedrock to try to get through. Our pace was okay and we were doing well with the people around us.”   Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy-backed Armstrong will switch his focus to Tarmac next when he contests Rally Islas Canarias from 2 - 4 May.

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