Long-awaited dreams of Polish rally fans are coming true. Kajetan Kajetanowicz, supported by his longtime partners, begins his World Rally Championship (WRC) campaign with forthcoming Rally Italia Sardegna (7-10 June 2018). Triple and reigning European Rally Champion continues his cooperation with LOTOS Rally Team and will drive his reliable Ford Fiesta R5 run by M-Sport Poland – his winning car during the previous four seasons.
The winter break was dedicated to training and meticulous preparations ahead of the season. Although the work on moving to WRC took a lot of time, now we can confirm: we have made it! While waiting for decisions, Kajetanowicz visited the opening three round of the championship, gathering another very important information.
– All previous seasons brought us a huge challenge but participating in the World Rally Championship can be described as a textbook example of a full tank of emotions. I know that many fans awaited this news – just like I did. I want to thank them for their patience and trust.
I believe that they will continue to watch the unfolding events, crossing their fingers. The bar is set at a very high level but with great support of the Polish fans it is possible to fight successfully for the best results.
Our team faces a completely new test. We will tackle unknown and new special stages, competing against experienced and fantastic opponents – but, as always, we are ready to take up bigger and bigger challenges. Our cooperation with M-Sport Poland continues and I am very pleased about it because I know how much heart they put into our starts.
I want to thank LOTOS Group, Delphi Technologies and Driving Experience – our partners who trusted us once again and recognised our result, not just from the sporting point of view. Their support means that this long-awaited step towards WRC became a reality – says Kajetan Kajetanowicz, the European Rally Championship record holder.
– Kajetan has repeatedly won everything possible in Poland and Europe. Now we take the next step together and we reach for more. He is a great driving champion who is not afraid of difficult challenges. We are happy that it is him who will continue to represent our brand in this unique, dynamic and demanding sport – emphasises Mateusz Aleksander Bonca, acting Chairman of the Board, LOTOS Group.
This season’s campaign of Kajetanowicz consists of at least four rounds of the World Rally Championship. The decision regarding co-driver, who will form a crew with the fastest driver in Europe, will be taken soon.
The World Rally Championship (WRC) is a series run since 1973. This season consists of thirteen rounds, including Monte Carlo – the oldest event in the world, exotic Australia or Turkey, returning to the calendar after a break.
Every round means around 350 kilometres of fierce fight on special stages. Furthermore, thanks to innovative application prepared by the series organiser (WRC Plus), this year, for the first time, the fans are able to watch live video footage from start to finish.
Starts of Kajetan Kajetanowicz are supported by strategic partner of LOTOS Rally Team – LOTOS Group – as well as Delphi Technologies and Driving Experience.
Gabriel Borowy- photos Kajetanowicz