Herranen aims to join the 2023 WRC3 class with start in Sweden

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FIA European Rally Championship driver Toni Herranen from Finland has now announced that he will be taking a step up and swapping his front-wheel-drive Ford Fiesta Rally4 to a four-wheel-drive Ford Fiesta Rally3 for 2023 as he aims to do selected outings in the WRC3 class.

Herranen competed in the ERC series with the Fiesta Rally4 last season where he became a front-runner in the ERC4 class where he finished fourth overall. He is aiming to be at the start line in Rally Sweden in February.

He will continue his co-driver partnership with Mikko Lukka, who has already achieved long international success. In addition to the WRC3 campaign, he will also continue his efforts in the Finnish Rally Championship with the first rally being at Arctic Lapland Rally in Rovaniemi where he steps up to the SM2 class where Sebastian Virtanen will continue as the co-driver while Lukka only goes for the international rallies.

The Fiesta Rally3, however, is not unfamiliar to the 19-year-old Finn, he received the car during the summer and had already a taste of WRC3 during the home rally of Rally Finland in August where he finished fourth in class.

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