Brynild­sen gets best chance to im­press with works M-sport Ford Fi­esta R5 Evo out­ing

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Eyvind Brynild­sen will join the M-sport World Rally Team for the big­gest op­por­tu­nity of his ca­reer, driv­ing a Ford Fi­esta R5 Evo at this week’s Rally Swe­den.

The 28-year-old, who fin­ished se­cond in WRC2 in Swe­den last year, part­ners Elfyn Evans in a sis­ter R5. Nor­we­gian Brynild­sen says join­ing M-sport has given him the best prepa­ra­tion yet for his home event.

“I have never been in a bet­ter po­si­tion lead­ing up to a rally,” he said. “We have ev­ery­thing we need to suc­ceed and I feel re­ally well pre­pared. If you want to win in Swe­den then ev­ery­thing has to be per­fect – the driver, the co-driver and the team. If we can do that, then I think we have a good chance and that’s what we’ll all be aim­ing for.”

Brynilsen will face ma­jor WRC2 com­pe­ti­tion on the Karl­stad­based event. Be­yond his team-mate Evans, who won WRC2 round one com­fort­ably in Monte Carlo last month, Brynild­sen will face a trio of po­ten­tial win­ners in Skoda Fabia R5s: Pon­tus Tide­mand, Es­apekka Lappi and Ole Chris­tian Veiby. Last year’s Ju­nior ERC cham­pion Emil Bergkvist makes his first WRC2 ap­pear­ance in a Citroen DS 3 R5.

Brynild­sen: WRC2 run

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