Delecour eyes on a Rally1 outing in 2024



Francois Delcour admits that his target is to participate at the top level with a Rally1 car for at least one rally next year and reveals that he may compete in more rallies in WRC2 class in 2023.

The Frenchman secured a WRC2 drive with the brand-new Skoda Fabia RS Rally2 after renting this car from Toksport and finished tenth overall in Monte Carlo in WRC2 class. Last year, he competed with an Alpine A110 Rally RGT on the first round of the championship at RGT Cup category as Monte Carlo is one of his favorite races in the calendar. He has 109 starts totally in World Rally Championship with his WRC career having started in 1991 driving a Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4. He retired as professional WRC driver at the end of 2002 and had driven many cars, such as Mitsubishi Lancer WRC2, Ford Focus WRC '01, Peugeot 206 WRC and Ford Escort RS Cosworth.

"Next year we will push hard to make Monte-Carlo with a Rally1", Delecour said. 

"This year it was nearly done, but at the last moment Malcolm told me: ‘Fran├žois, I have no cars, I am very sorry’.

"It would be so interesting to compare and see if I still have the speed. 

"I had my supporters and my friends behind me, and we had the budget to do it, which is absolutely crazy - it’s approximately more than double to do the rally in a Rally2 car.

"Maybe we will do four or five more events in WRC2, somewhere like Croatia and Portugal - but not in Finland, that’s completely crazy".


Source: wrc.com


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