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Johnston trying forward, not again

Tuesday | 05 Jul 2022

Sean Johnston is able to erase the painful reminiscence of his enormous 2021 Rally Estonia crash when he returns to the Tartu-based occasion for the primary time subsequent week.

The 31-year-old Saintéloc Junior Team driver heads to Estonia on the again of his first-ever WRC2 podium, ending second finally month’s Safari Rally Kenya. Johnston says that African podium has boosted his confidence forward of one of many season’s quickest occasions.

Johnston was sitting comfortably inside the highest 10 in WRC2 when he rolled his Citroën C3 Rally2 spectacularly out of the occasion.

“The time has come for some redemption in Estonia,” mentioned the American. “That was a giant crash final 12 months, however I’m trying ahead to the occasion now. Crashes are a part of the game and we transfer on.

Johnston rolls out of Rally Estonia 2021

“Going to Estonia with the Safari result’s good and I’m so happy with what Alex [Kihurani, co-driver] and I achieved there. We positively earned that consequence – what a loopy rally! Maybe it might have been nicer to have had a bit extra of a struggle, however there was a lot happening with attending to the end and simply surviving in our Citroën was an achievement.

“Taking the very best results of my profession on a rally that’s as legendary as that one was actually particular.

“Estonia is a distinct type of occasion – we’re going to be spending much more time within the air and going loads faster. We’re prepared for it.”

Following a fourth-place end on the season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo and his runners-up spot final trip, Johnston sits seventh within the WRC2 standings forward of Rally Estonia.

Johnston completed second in final month’s Safari Rally Kenya

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