Funds shortage forces Sousa retirement
Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy frontrunner Bernardo Sousa has pulled his Rally Germany entry and announced his retirement from the sport.
The Portuguese driver, who has competed at various levels of the WRC, was among the favourites in this year’s DDFT.
Sousa said: “I lack support and there was a sponsor who did not take their commitments. It makes no sense to continue in this situation. I have to close this chapter of my life and pursue other goals.”
This week’s penultimate DDFT round of the season is the first part of another two-rally scoring opportunity, with the driver taking most points from Trier and the finale in Spain winning two prize drives in next year’s WRC2.
A loss of a sponsor has hit Sousa hard as he withdraws