Why Saintéloc Peugeot Rally Academy is a big boost to the ERC
"This is very exciting news for the ERC"
Confirmation of Saintéloc Peugeot Rally Academy’s entry in the FIA European Rally Championship is “very exciting news”, according to ERC General Co-ordinator and former international-level rally driver Jean-Pierre Nicolas.
The Saintéloc Peugeot Rally Academy will enter up to three cars in the ERC in 2013 and will register for the prestigious ERC Teams’ Championship. Craig Breen (pictured) will tackle eight events in a 207 Super 2000, Jérémi Ancian will take part on six rounds in another 207 S2000 with Stéphane Laferbvre making four appearances in a 208 R2.
Nicolas, who won the ERC-counting Tour de Corse 40 years ago this season, is a big admirer of Breen, in particular, having watched his progress throughout last season.
“This is very exciting news for the ERC,” said Nicolas. “Craig Breen is a real up and coming driver and it’s important to have a driver like him in the ERC. I think he will do very well and it’s a good package for him. His team-mates also have a great deal of potential.”