Tarmac time: Monteiro set for Roma ERC action
Aloísio Monteiro will try Tarmac in his ŠKODA Fabia R5 for the first time when he contests the all-asphalt Rally Roma di Capitale next week.
Monteiro, for whom the Italian event will mark his third start in this season’s FIA European Rally Championship, is stepping up to R5 machinery in 2018 but has a preference for driving on asphalt.
“We are back to the ERC, fulfilling the objectives that we have proposed since the beginning of the season with our partners,” said Monteiro. “The few kilometres in tests were very useful in terms of learning and now we return on Tarmac, where we feel more comfortable. The tests carried out went well and we are confident in improving the results, although there is no pressure.”
Monteiro, from Porto, has recruited Sancho Eiró to co-drive in place of regular partner André Couceiro, who has a clashing work commitment.
Rally di Roma Capitale takes place from 20-22 July.