Mun­nings set for Euro­pean cham­pi­onship de­but in Ypres

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

Catie Mun­nings will make her Euro­pean cham­pi­onship de­but af­ter fi­nal­is­ing a deal to con­test the Ypres Rally in a Sain­te­loc Rac­ing Peu­geot 208 R2.

The 18-year-old had planned to de­but on the Cir­cuit of Ire­land but time con­straints meant the op­tion to fo­cus on the Bel­gian asphalt event was favoured.

“The li­cence is sent off and we’re all ready to go,” said Mun­nings, whose father Chris com­peted in Bel­gium in the 1989 and 1990. “Next week I’m go­ing to the south of France to test with the team and that will only be the sec­ond time in the car so that will be re­ally use­ful. Charles Martin is go­ing to train me out there and be my men­tor, and Anne [Kathe­rina Stein] is com­ing out to work on pacenotes. So it will be a great op­por­tu­nity for us to all gel to­gether.”

Mun­nings will test the week be­fore Ypres be­fore join­ing the Ju­nior ERC ex­pe­ri­ence, which is a train­ing day at­tended by Hay­den Pad­don and Thierry Neuville to talk about nu­tri­tion, me­dia train­ing and rec­ce­ing.

Ypres: Mun­nings (l) and Stein (r)

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.