Russian world-class brand Arctic Energy explores new territory. Now it’s a rally track of the world Cup. The owner of a racing series Mitjet Russia Sergey Egorov founded the team Arctic Energy World Rally Team to the world rally championship, to expand the global presence of your umbrella brand.
In 2016, the series Mitjet Russia became the first and only in Russia, entrusted with the right to act as support race of the Grand Prix of Russia Formula 1. In the same year, carried out joint steps with the Championships of the WTCC and TCR, and in 2017 – with the Russian stage of the DTM series. In less than three years Mitjet Russia managed to integrate successfully into the international Motorsport community, becoming the most media series in Russian Motorsport.
The first stage in the WRC will become a new starting point in the history of the brand. Lithuanian pilots Deividas Jocius and Donatas, Zvicevicius in the Russian team Arctic Energy WRT will be released at the start of the world rally championship in Peugeot 208 R2. For them this is not the first attempt at writing: Deividas participated in several stages of the world championship on car class N4, but now the crew set a new goal – a full season at the highest level.
In September last year, Deividas on Classic Rally Druskininkai 2017 had an accident, which made adjustments to the original plans of the team. General health status did not allow the pilot to make the necessary preparations to start on the car class of the WRC. The first two stages of Rally Monte-Carlo (25-28 January) and Rally Sweden (February 16-18), the crew will travel FWD. The main objective is to develop the interaction in Arctic Energy WRT race conditions. The team of 21 people: engineers, mechanics, masseur, media brigade.
“Our goal is to expand the presence of the umbrella brand Arctic Energy at the global level. The world rally championship is an interesting challenge, because the rally is a fundamentally different discipline, – said Sergey Egorov. – Deividas – fast driver and knows very well the rally world from the inside, and we have long-standing friendly relations. So we are going to create a new program. Also we consider other pilots. At the rally Monte Carlo as a guest team invited the Vice-champion of European rally Alexey lukyanuk. We plan to discuss possible further cooperation.”
Deividas Jocius added: “unfortunately, we had to modify the original plans because of the accident in September. But my recovery is ahead of schedule. We decided not to refuse to participate in the first stage of the world championship and to choose a machine that is easier to manage. Last year we started here and are well aware how unpredictable will be the road conditions. Besides, the organizers have updated nearly half of the route compared to last year. Our main goal for the Rally Monte-Carlo to finish in the most difficult race of the championship in the new team Arctic Energy WRT”.
On Monday, January 22, will start acquaintance. The start of the Rally Monte-Carlo will be given in the evening of 25 January on the Central square Casino in Monte Carlo. Participants of the rally to overcome a 17 special stages with a total length of 394,74 km Total distance of the rally – 1648,96 km, Finishing the four-day stage in front of the Royal Palace, and prizes for the winners is to award the Prince of Monaco albert II.
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