Hirvonen back to his roots

by Tim Whittington |

WRC ace set to do Rallycross with Fiesta Supercar.

According to the Finnish newspaper ‘Ilta-Sanomat’ (June 3) Ford’s World Rally Championship star Mikko Hirvonen is set to race a Fiesta in the fourth round of the Finnish Rallycross Championship on Saturday July 16. Hirvonen, who raced in so-called ‘Jokamiehenluokka’ events [similar to Swedish ‘Folkrace’ and Norwegian ‘Bilcross’ competition], a popular, inexpensive entry-level form of Finnish Rallycross, in the formative stages of his career, will drive in the ‘Sambacross’ event at the Sotkan Moottoristadion at Kauhajoki, his first event in a Rallycross Supercar. The event falls the week before Rally Finland and at the end of a break in the WRC schedule, so affords the Finn a perfect chance to get into the groove before his home Rally.


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