Sousa aiming to rejuvenate his rallying career with Drive DMACK Trophy challenge
Bernardo Sousa starts this year’s Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy looking to breathe new life into his career.
The experienced Portuguese, a former World Rally Championship support series frontrunner, struggled to make an impression with limited WRC outings last season. He is hoping five rallies in a Ford Fiesta R2T will help get his career back on track.
Sousa said: “My plan is to fight for the win in all events, but I haven’t driven since Sardinia last year and the last time I drove a two-wheel-drive car was 2006. The Trophy is very important to try and relaunch my career so I need to learn as fast as possible.”
As well as the experienced Sousa, there are two famous sons also competing. Max Vatanen is back for his third season in DDFT, while Oscar Solberg – son of Henning – starts his first WRC campaign. Both are expected to be frontrunners in the series.
Ten DDFT Fiestas are set to start in Portugal.