McRae eyes JWRC campaign for 2023

Max McRae targets to compete in Junior World Rally Champioship next year after his recent test with a Rally3 car.

The Australian driver, who is son of Alister McRae and nephew of the WRC legend Colin McRae, tested a Ford Fiesta Rally3 in Poland and was impressed by the car's behavior.

More specifically, this test was scheduled by M-Sport Poland and the young McRae had the chance to spend many hours on gravel with the Fiesta.

Finally, it must be mentioned that McRae is being a competitor of Australian Championship since 2020.

"There’s more power, more torque than the Fiesta Rally4 and, with it being four-wheel-drive, there’s no wheelspin off the line", McRae said.

"What I really like is that it’s a car you have to get in and really drive – when you work that bit harder, the car comes alive and delivers so much. 

"I was really impressed.

"Like you can imagine, I was pretty keen to do JWRC anyway, but now I’ve driven the car I just know that’s where I’ve got to be.

"The chance to drive that car on rounds of the World Rally Championship is totally the way to go and that’s what we’re working really hard towards now.

"To move from rallying in Australia to going to the world championship is a step up in budget, but it’s also an incredible opportunity to take experience of rallying at the highest level on surfaces and events like the snow in Sweden, the tarmac in Croatia and then rough and smooth fast gravel in places like Sardinia and Estonia.

"I don’t know what the calendar will be for next year, but events like that are the dream and a special way to take experience".


Photo Credits: M-Sport Poland

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