Kruuda Prepares To Kick Start WRC2 Campaign in Portugal

Reigning Finnish rally champion Karl Kruuda will get his 2015 WRC2 campaign this weekend on the Vodafone Rally de Portugal. The Estonian driver has a new Citroen DS3 R5 for the series and is aiming to challenge for the title this season.

Kruuda was a title challenger last year winning two rallies in 2014 in an S2000 machine and this year the Estonian is focusing solely on the WRC2 series. Kruuda completed a short pre-event test near Fafe in the DS3 R5 last week and he is relishing the challenge of competing at the top of the series.

“Of course it would be great to say that I’m going to win the championship, but there are a lot of very good drivers competing this year, so that would be a tough task,” said the Estonian. “However, I’m just going to take it event by event and do the best that I can on each individual rally. If I do that, the rest should hopefully take care of itself.”

Rally de Portugal gets underway with a ceremonial start in Guimaraes and a superspecial at the Lousada rallysprint circuit on Thursday night.