Jos Verstappen will uncover a brand new self-discipline and begin rallying. At 49, the previous Method 1 driver will likely be initially of the primary two rounds of the Belgian BRC championship, beginning on February 26 on the Rally van Haspengouw, then on March 19 on the South Belgian Rally. The Dutchman had already hoped to journey in competitors final 12 months however had been disadvantaged of it due to COVID-19. This time would be the proper one and he will likely be entered on the wheel of a Citroën C3 R5 ready by the DG Sport Competitors staff, with Kris Botson as co-driver.
“I am actually wanting ahead to it and I’ve observed that I actually like rallying”, he explains. “Particularly as a result of it’s totally unpredictable. After all I am by nature very motivated and I’ve the help of an important staff, however I’ll have to search out my very own limits with my co-driver. I need the whole lot to be excellent, however the cause I am embarking on this journey is as a result of it provides me pleasure.”
“Rally driving is de facto about expertise. Gaining that have would be the greatest problem. It is in contrast to anything in my motorsport profession, for me the whole lot is new: from the automobile to the strategy work, creating and utilizing notes, listening to directions whereas driving, and studying all of the levels. There’s little or no alternative to discover the course , so it’s a must to be as much as it straight away, whereas avoiding pointless dangers.”
“Total it is an enormous problem and I do not anticipate to be at my greatest right away. I’ll naturally give it my all, however my purpose is to achieve expertise and study as a lot as attainable. “I really feel good driving the Citroën and I am having loads of enjoyable. That is a very powerful factor for me.”
After having participated in his first two rallies, Jos Verstappen will take inventory of the remainder of his program for 2022. Max Verstappen’s father then hopes to take part in different rounds of the Belgian championship and, maybe, in sure occasions entered within the WRC calendar.
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