Sam Moffett will make his World Rally Championship debut next month on ADAC Rallye Deutschland in the Combilift Ford Fiesta RS WRC.
It’s a dream come true for the former Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year who has only rallied on the continent once before, but he is relishing the challenge that lies ahead.
Speaking this week the 24 year old from Co. Monaghan said;
“It’s always good to test yourself and there is no better test than the World Rally Championship. I didn’t get to compete on Rally Ireland when it was a WRC round so I can’t wait for Germany. I really enjoyed competing on the Circuit of Ireland against professional drivers this year as part of the European Rally Championship and it’s given me the confidence to try something different. My confidence in the Fiesta is growing all the time.”
Moffett will be partnered in the passenger seat by James O’Reilly and the pair have already had a very successful year winning three rallies outright, including the prestigious Killarney Rally of the Lakes.
Germany though will offer a new challenge.
Rallye Deutschland is famed for its testing conditions, from tight bumpy lanes through vineyards to wide, open roads through military ranges.
Throw some unpredictable weather conditions into the mix and you have one of the most unforgiving rallies in the WRC.
ADAC Rallye Deutschland runs from August 21st to 24th and is based in the town of Trier.
He is Sponsored as Always by Combilift.