Furuseth buoyed by asphalt debut
Norwegian driver Sindre Furuseth believes he can challenge at the front on the remaining asphalt rounds of the British Rally Championship after his first event on the surface.
Furuseth – with co-driver Jim Hjerpe – suffered a baptism of fire debuting on a treacherous Epynt with intermittent rain showers last weekend.
But Furuseth didn’t come lower than fourth on any of Sunday’s stages.
“We started doing our own thing,” said Furuseth, who won the Junior category in the BRC on the previous round, the RSAC Scottish Rally. “It was wet in the first test and I just didn’t have the confidence to push. We lost too much time to the Vauxhall guys. But then it started to dry up and we managed to set some great stage times. I’m very happy with the performance. Then the rain started again and we didn’t have the confidence.
“Every experience on Tarmac from now on will be good for our pace, I think we’ll be quick in the wet as we get more experience.”
The last two rounds of the BRC are on asphalt; the Ulster and Rally Isle of Man.