The 2015 FIA Junior World Rally Championship will return to action this weekend supporting the FIA World Rally Championship‘s Rally Poland.
Quentin Gilbert leads the championship, after winning both rallies so far at Monte Carlo and Portugal. He is 25 points clear of second place, but his wins mean that he is certain to remain the leader in the drivers’ standings no matter the outcome in Poland, but if he were to take another win, it would very much improve his title hopes.
Ole Christian Veiby is second on 25 points, but has chosen to miss this round as each driver can only score points at 6 of the 7 events. In third is Simone Tempestini, and with just five points fewer than the absent Veiby, this round offers a fantastic chance to the Italian who could easily move into second place.
“This will be my third appearance at Rally Poland,” said Tempestini. “I really like the style of the roads on this event. The stages are very quick and the surface is fairly smooth. There are always a lot of fans and a great atmosphere.
“We are going to prepare for this event by taking part in a round of the Romanian Rally Championship in the DS 3 R3-MAX. It will be a good opportunity to work on the set-up.
“I’ll be aiming to win in Poland. I know it won’t be easy, but that’s my goal!”
The JWRC action gets underway this evening (Thursday) with SS1.