MRF Tyres Hyundai i20 R5. (Twitter Photograph)
CHENNAI: India’s Crew MRF Tyres can be making its debut within the European Rally Championship (ERC) this weekend. It is going to be the primary time that the Indian outfit can be competing in a full season of European rallying.
Irish star Craig Breen will staff up with Paul Nagle within the Crew MRF Tyres Hyundai i20 R5, competing in every of the six rounds of the 2020 ERC season, in response to a press launch right here.
Breen is a well-known identify in rallying in Europe, having achieved podiums within the World Rally Championship and likewise registering 5 wins within the ERC.
In the meantime, the Finnish duo of Emil Lindholm and Mikael Korhonen will drive the Crew MRF Tyres Skoda Fabia R5 evo2 within the ERC1 class, collaborating in a partial 2020 marketing campaign.
The opening spherical of the six-round 2020 ERC is the Rally di Roma Capitale in Italy.
After years of success within the Asia Pacific Rally Championship that included 9 titles, the transfer to the ERC represents a brand new problem for MRF Tyres, the discharge mentioned.
MRF Tyres Vice-Chairman and Managing Director Arun Mammen mentioned, “We’re joyful to see MRF Tyres progress to compete on the highest degree of rallying in Europe with the European Rally Championship. We all know that the street forward is stuffed with challenges which we will try to beat, however this can be a begin for us on this aggressive area.”