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Franceschi Returns to JWRC at Croatia Rally

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Credit: WRC

26-year-old Jean-Baptiste Franceschi from France will be making his return to the FIA Junior World Rally Championship this month when he enters the Croatia Rally on 21-24 April.

After being involved in an accident, Franceschi was in critical condition but he has now recovered from his injury. Last year, the French driver won the junior class in the FIA European Rally Championship, for which he received a driving package to the JWRC this season.

Franceschi had to miss the season-opener in Sweden due to the injury, but he has now confirmed he will be able to do the upcoming round next week in Croatia.

Credit: ERC

However, the Frenchman is not driving for the first time in the JWRC, as he competed in the class last time in 2018, where he finished third in the championship.

“I can’t wait, “I’m so excited to discover the Rally3 car because I’ve never tried it before and it will be my first time in Croatia.” Franceschi said.

“I did Junior WRC three years ago, but it was with the help of the French Federation (FFSA). It’s not easy to come back and do Junior WRC again, especially if you do not have a lot of sponsors or something.

“Honestly, this is like a dream, and that’s why I want to give the maximum and not have any regrets.”

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