Front running ERC1 Junior driver Miko Marczyk will switch to a Sports Racing Technologies programme for the 2020 FIA European Rally Championship in a Skoda Fabia R5 Evo.
Marcyk had originally planned to enter a second season of ERC action with former WRC driver Roman Kresta’s team, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ERC1 driver will now compete with SRT in the car vacated by Łukasz Habaj.
Polish driver Marcyk said on his change of plans: “Season 2020 is really unusual. It has not yet even begun but has already proved the need to be able to react and adapt very quickly.”
“Unfortunately, due to reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic the rally team we worked with before, Kresta Racing, is not able to start with us from the very beginning of the FIA ERC cycle. I truly and highly appreciate the cooperation with Roman Kresta and his team, therefore these changes are not easy for me, but I think we have found a really good team.”
“Their experience in the ERC is truly impressive. I am glad that I still have the support of Roman Kresta, and I have great faith in our new SRT team. Of course, we will spend the season with the newest car from Škoda Motorsport, the Škoda Fabia R5 Evo.”
SRT are responsible for both Habaj’s ERC1 Junior title push last season, where he was eventually defeated by Chris Ingram and in 2018 the Austrian team took Nikolay Gryazin to the championship win.
Director of SRT Ģirts Krūzmanis added on the news: “Miko left a very good impression about himself. It is a real pleasure to see such a motivated, young and talented driver.”
“When we see and hear how much Miko has already accomplished and achieved himself to be able to drive at such high level, it provides additional motivation also for our team to invest as much efforts as possible and to achieve the highest results together.”
The opening round of the 2020 FIA European Rally Championship, Rally di Roma Capitale takes place next weekend.