Fu­ruseth in co-driver change for Pirelli Carlisle

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Fron­trun­ning DMACK Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship Ju­nior Sin­dre Fu­ruseth is hop­ing a switch of co-driver for the Pirelli Carlisle Rally will keep him up front.

The Nor­we­gian shocked on­look­ers in the BRC opener – the Mid Wales Stages – by fin­ish­ing a nar­row sec­ond af­ter a close bat­tle with Gus Green­smith.

Fu­ruseth pi­lots a Re­nault Twingo, which is deemed un­favourable com­pared to Opel/vaux­hall Adam and Ford Fi­esta R2T, but Fu­ruseth proved oth­er­wise on the open­ing counter. Now he’ll be joined by Roger Eil­ert­sen in the co-driver’s seat.

“Of course that is not an ideal sit­u­a­tion,” said Fu­ruseth about the change. “But Roger is very ex­pe­ri­enced and we have known each other for some years now, and he knows how we like to do things. Our prepa­ra­tions for the rally so far have been very promis­ing.”

When asked whether he thought he could chal­lenge Green­smith – who also missed the pre­vi­ous round, the Cir­cuit of Ire­land – he said: “I do ac­tu­ally. We know from last year that we are strug­gling with trac­tion on our Twingo when it’s wet and slip­pery, like the con­di­tions in Wales. If we see some dry con­di­tions in Carlisle I hope we can push our Twingo to the lim­its and keep the same dis­tance to Gus, but swap­ping po­si­tions.”

Fu­ruseth ex­celled in Mid Wales run

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