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The WRC is ready to resume on the super-fast gravel roads of Estonia at the start of next month and Evans is excited to be back behind the wheel.

24 Aug 2020 | International News : Estonia


Elfyn Evans is relishing the restart of the FIA World Rally Championship - even more so as the Welshman currently holds a strong second place in the 2020 title race having made his best-ever start to a season.

After the opening three rounds staged in Monte Carlo, Sweden and Mexico before the global COVID-19 lockdown, Evans is only topped in the points standings by Sebastien Ogier, his six-time World Champion team-mate at Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT.

Evans (pictured) is only topped in the points standings by Sebastien Ogier, his six-time World Champion team-mate at Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
Now, after a six-month hiatus due to COVID-19, the WRC is ready to resume on the super-fast gravel roads of Estonia at the start of next month and Evans is excited to be back behind the wheel.

"It's been a long lay-off for sure and I'm really looking forward to finally getting going again," he confirmed after spending much of the last six months trying to keep match fit at home in north Wales by combining his mountain biking activities in Snowdonia with regular gym and weight session.

Evans and co-driver Scott Martin will be back together in their regular Toyota Yaris WRC to contest the non-championship South Estonia Rally. "We will treat that as a final warm-up to get us, and the team, back in the competitive groove," he confirmed. "We will try to fine-tune a few different chassis setups and use the event as a competitive test session in the build-up to Rally Estonia itself."

Having only joined the title-winning Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team at the start of the 2020 campaign, Evans admits he still needs more experience pushing the Yaris WRC to its limits particularly on more traditional gravel surfaces and dry asphalt.

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