Sat 29 Jun 2024

Virves aiming high at home in ERC

Former Junior WRC champion Robert Virves will get to show his skills in front of his home fans when he contests Delfi Rally Estonia next week – and he reckons a shot at victory could be possible.

The 23-year-old, who is currently in action on ORLEN 80th Rally Poland in the FIA World Rally Championship, will line up for FIA European Rally Championship glory in a Škoda Fabia RS Rally2 alongside British co-driver Craig Drew.  


“Winning is obviously something I would really like to do and going straight from Poland I should be in quite okay form, straight from the car so I definitely look for it,” Virves said.  


Delfi Rally Estonia will be the third outing of the season for Virves and his third event driving a RaceSeven-run Fabia.  


“I am adapting to [the new car] as much as I can, unfortunately there are not too many test kilometres for me but so far what we have done is mostly going in the right direction.”  


He added: “I haven’t looked at the route too much, but I know there should be a couple of stages from last year, we also did the rally last year so I think we can be quite quick there.”


Delfi Rally Estonia takes place from 5 - 7 July and marks round four of the 2024 ERC season.

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