Sun 26 May 2024

The three legends who inspired Suarez on ERC comeback revealed

José Antonio Suárez turned to three of his rallying heroes for inspiration during Rally Islas Canarias, round two of the 2024 FIA European Rally Championship at the start of May.

The Spanish driver, who finished fifth on the Las Palmas-based rally after being embroiled in a thrilling battle for third place, carried a new safety helmet design for the Tarmac event, which featured caricatures of three drivers he holds in high regard: Craig Breen, Colin McRae and Henri Toivonen.

Asked why, the 33-year-old Recalvi Team driver explained: “Craig was my friend, we fight in Junior WRC, we spend a lot of time together in WRC2 and after I finished my time in the world championship we were still in contact, I miss him a lot.  

“Colin was the reference, a way of life. For me Henri was the best driver in Group B.”

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