Fu­ruseth buoyed by as­phalt de­but

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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.

Fu­ruseth set good times

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